Josh Smith

Assistant Professor of Art (Graphic Design & Printmaking)
MC 219
(859) 858-3511 ext. 2249





MFA University of Kentucky, 2010  
BA Wheaton College, 1998

Additional Studies:

Werkplaats Typeografie, 2012


Dharamsala, India, 2000


Prof. Smith has ten years of professional experience as a graphic designer, photographer and printmaker in Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Boulder, with clients such as Target, American Apparel, Orange County Museum of Art, and Urban Outfitters. 

In a recent art exhibition, HELLo tHERE, he presented binary (code) as a metaphor for a dualistic life: mind/body, zero/one, open/closed. Through the use of handwritten code and encrypted messages, the work points to a third element: a unifying and mystical space in between, where true communication is possible.

He lives in Lexington with his wife and two girls.

Courses currently taught:

Graphic Design 1 & 2
Contemporary Art Seminar



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