Matthew J. Smith

Presentations & Exhibitions

 

November 11, 2017: Wordstock Book Fair, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; exhibited Are Not Books & Publications (see arenotbooks.com and “Ongoing Research Projects,” below, for more information).

 

February 15 – 18, 2017: College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, New York, New York; exhibited Are Not Books & Publications (see arenotbooks.com and “Ongoing Research Projects,” below, for more information).

 

March 30April 1, 2016: Oso Bay XIX Design Symposium & Juried Show, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi; exhibited design work in faculty – student invitational exhibition.


February 3 – 6, 2016: College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Washington DC; exhibited Are Not Books & Publications (see arenotbooks.com and “Ongoing Research Projects,” below, for more information).

 

February 11 – 14, 2015: College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, New York, New York; exhibited Are Not Books & Publications (see arenotbooks.com and “Ongoing Research Projects,” below, for more information).

 

August 24 – September 17, 2015: UMHB Faculty Exhibition, University of Mary Hardin- Baylor, Belton, Texas; exhibitor.

 

February 13 – 16, 2014: College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois; exhibited Are Not Books & Publications (see arenotbooks.com and “Ongoing Research Projects,” below, for more information).

 

June 18, 2012 – April 30, 2013: Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Book, Jacket, and Journal Awards Show; Art direction and design work included in a national touring exhibition.

 

Conference Presentations

 

July 7, 2018: The Sixteenth International Conference on Books, Publishing & Libraries, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
— accepted proposal: “Academic Micro- publishing as the Critical Practice of Graphic Design: Print- on- demand Editioning and the Contingent Nature of Contemporary Knowledge Production”

 

June 15 – 18, 2017: Biennial Conference of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California.
— session chaired: “Early Modern Sources for Contemporary Evangelical Spirituality and Artistic Production”
— paper presented: “Visual ‘Panentheism’ in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice: Looking for a Poetics of Pietism in New Materialism, Neo- Animism, and Object- Oriented Ontology”

 

July 14 – 17, 2015: Annual Meeting of the Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy (YSBA), Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
— presented “The Pilgrim in the Labyrinth: Auto- Didactic Interiority in the Publications of John Bunyan and John Amos Comenius,” a paper and artist’s publication project

 

Ongoing Research Projects

 

2010 – Present: Are Not Books & Publications (arenotbooks.com)
— This micro- publisher is a practice- based inquiry into publishing as critical graphic design. Authors published include Dennis P. Doordan, PhD; Paul O. Bischoff, PhD; Aaron Fine, MFA; Lucas Korte, MFA; and artist Joseph G. Cruz.

 

June, 2017 – Present: The New Church of the Far–Near ( far- near.org ):
— This micro- publishing imprint is designed as an inquiry into (1) an expansive, ecumenical, historically- informed evangelicalism; and (2) non- verbal (visual, affective) theological knowledge production.

 

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