Intersecting Methods 2018 Profile: Mariana Smith

This is the fourth post in a series to introduce the participating printmakers and their collaborators for the 2018 edition of the Intersecting Methods Portfolio. Every two weeks, into mid-December, a new profile of a collaborative pair will be posted. This segment profiles Mariana Smith, Assistant Professor at Stockton University,  and her collaborator, Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert, Assistant Professor of Marine Science at Stockton University. 


Mariana Smith

Mariana Smith is an Assistant Professor at the Stockton University, NJ. In her studio Mariana Smith combines printmaking, miniature painting, and video installations.

Mariana Smith received a BFA in fine art and miniature painting from Moscow College of Applied and Industrial Arts in Moscow, Russia. After immigrating to USA in 1992, she received a 2002 BFA with emphasis in printmaking from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus OH, and a 2004 MFA from the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Smith’s work has been exhibited in USA, Italy, China, Ireland, New Zealand, Guam and Armenia, and was displayed at the State of Ohio Governor’s Mansion in Columbus, Ohio. Artist residencies include International printmaking workshop in Auckland, New Zealand; Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia, Venice, Italy, residency; International Printmaking Workshop, Xi’an, China; GCAC Dresden Residency, Dresden, Germany; Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice, Italy; Vermont Studio Center; Moscow College of Applied and Industrial Arts, and Fedoskino Lacquer Miniature Factory, in Russia.

Currently, she is collaborating with the multimedia artists and scholars from USA, Armenia, Germany, and Greece on a project titled “Metamorphosis – The Human Stories.” It is a series of international exhibitions and lectures connecting contemporary art and the global migrant and refugee crisis.

Here are some examples of Mariana’s printmaking work.


Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert

Anna Pfeiffer-Herbert is an oceanographer interested in interactions of physical and ecological processes in the coastal ocean and estuaries. Anna holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from University of Rhode Island, an M.S. in Ocean Sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College. Currently, Anna is an Assistant Professor of Marine Science in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics at Stockton University in Southern New Jersey. Her recent projects include physical influences on oysters in the Mullica River-Great Bay estuary, biogeochemical fluxes in the Columbia River plume, and wind-driven estuary-shelf exchange and larval ingress in the Narragansett Bay estuary.

Look for the next profile in two weeks. In the meantime, R&D editions will have its regular bi-weekly updates on studio work in between the profiles.


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