Arts, Humanities & Communication

Rachel Smith

Associate Professor of Art

I am a multidisciplinary artist, educator and curator whose artwork investigate the complexities of the individual and the collective as it relates to memory, processes and materials. My artwork uses ephemeral materials within mixed media, collage, performance and installation works. My work is on permanent collection at the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction in Fort Worth, Texas, Brooklyn Art Library in New York and in numerous private collections. I received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and Bachelor of Art in Commercial Art from Walla Walla University. I currently teach Art Appreciation, 2D Design, Graphic Design and Professional Practices.

M.F.A., University of Idaho

Art Department Lead, Columbia Basin College, 2019 to present

Promotion Advisory Committee, Columbia Basin College, 2019 to present

Board Member, Technology Advisory Board, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA, 2017 to present

Board Member, Carnegie Picture Lab, Walla Walla, WA, 2016 to Present

Curatorial Exhibition, Construct at Foundry Vineyard, Walla Walla, WA, 2019

Curatorial Exhibition, Poetics of Place at Clyde and Mary Harris Gallery in honor of Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA, 2018

Curatorial Exhibition, Desire Lines at Saranac Art Projects in partnership with Saturate, a city wide collaboration celebrating diverse artists of color in Spokane, WA, 2017

Kathy Dempsey Memorial Award, Allied Arts Alliance, Richland, WA, 2016