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 Typografie SS, 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. He also collaborates with his wife Margaret under the name Dovetail Ceramics.

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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