Biography & Personal Experience


Amherst College, Amherst, MA (1995 – 1999) Granted BA in Fine Arts and Political Science

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1999 – 2001) Granted MFA in Painting

Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan, (2001) Study Abroad in Printmaking

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2016, 2022) Artist-in-Residence in Painting

Academic Experience

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA (2021-current), Adjunct Professor
Educator responsible for teaching two courses, Drawing 1 and Drawing 3. Both courses focused on rendering from observation with a focus , particularly in Drawing 3, on experimental and collaborative art-making lessons.    

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA (2017-2018), Adjunct Professor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching an introduction to Printmaking course, with a focus on relief, intaglio and silk screen printing and on collaborative art making as well as an Introduction to Basic Drawing course with a focus on experimentation and close observation.     

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA (2014-2015), Visiting Artist
Artist responsible for demonstrating relief printing techniques to undergraduates in the
College’s Printmaking 1 and 2 courses working with lead professor in printmaking Associate Professor Emily Orzech.

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (2012), Adjunct Professor 
Educator responsible for designing and teaching two courses, Drawing 2 and Painting 2 also called Topics in Painting. 
Both course focused on experimental and collaborative methods of art making. 

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD (2008), Adjunct Professor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching a three credit non-discipline oriented arts course called “Elements in Visual Thinking” 
as part of the Foundations department at MICA.

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY (2008), Adjunct-Assistant Professor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching a non-credit Printmaking course to Prospective undergrads for part of 
Parsons Summer Pre-College Program.

Princeton University, Princeton NJ (2007), Adjunct-Assistant Professor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching Basic Drawing to undergraduates in the universities program in visual arts. 
Additionally selected and the “Printmaking Project”   artist for the spring of 2007.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2001- 2002), Adjunct Professor
Educator responsible for co-designing team-taught course “Detroit Connections”. Responsible for course design (open education), 
syllabus writing, collaboration with school principals, oversight of student teachers, selection of workspaces and locations for 
artworks, collaboration with other team teachers regarding assignment and grading of student academic work.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (2001), Graduate Student Instructor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching undergraduate Basic Drawing course.

Banana Factory Arts Center, ArtsQuest, Bethlehem, PA (2016), Art Instructor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching a basic printmaking course with a focus on relief and monotype printmaking.

Oasis Kids Inc. /Oasis Children Inc., New York, NY (2008-2010), Art Instructor
Educator responsible for designing and teaching 2D and 3D art courses at four locations in Manhattan for K-12 students while 
with Oasis Kids. With its sister organization Oasis   Children, educator responsible for teaching summer arts course at PS 38 in
East Harlem to K-9 students.

National Academy of Design, New York, NY (2006-2008), Teaching Artist and Artist-in-Residence
Teaching Artist responsible for coordinating after school arts program for at risk K-12 students at Jackson Avenue Family 
Residence in the Bronx in 2007-2008. Artist-in-residence at James Weldon Johnson School PS57 responsible for designing and 
teaching after school arts program for middle school aged students.

Studio Assistant to Tony Grey, New York, NY (2003)

Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) Ann Arbor, Michigan (2000-2001)
Educator responsible for facilitating recreational arts programming for prisoners in Jackson, Michigan area corrections facilities,

Security Council Report (Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs) New York, NY (2006) Administrative Assistant
Responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the Executive Director and Director of Research of the 
Security Council Report.  Assisting in posting content to SCR website.  Providing for office support and performing data entry 
into contact database and daily news database, as well as maintaining publication distribution lists (print, fax and electronic).

The New York Times, New York, NY (2002 to 2006), National Desk Research Associate
Associate and clerk for the National Desk responsible for preparing articles for editorial review. Additionally responsible for 
database management and graphic design for the New York Times submission to the Society for News Design and the Pulitzer Prize.

Michigan Federation of Teachers, (Lecturers Employee Organization), (2001), Organizer
Responsible for the recruitment of Lecturers and Adjunct faculty in the University of Michigan system for a proposed union to 
support the interests of part time faculty at U-M

Reviews and Criticism

Silliman, Marian, “Anthony Smith Jr: A Dystopian Journey”, The Easton Irregular,  Summer, 2016         

Smith, Anthony Jr., “Making a Mark” International Review of African American Art: Norman Lewis Special Edition, 2/ 2016

Tanyanika Samuels “A Tag-Team Art Competition Launches in the Bronx” The Wall Street Journal, 3/7/2014

Rafael Francisco Sala, ““Sailing the Barbarous Coast” at WPCA” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,  7/6/2010

Faye Whitbeck, “Artist exhibit at RRCC represents diverse and impressive background”, The Daily Journal, International Falls, MN, 4/5/07

Lisa Wurster, “25 under 40”, (profile of work), The Artist’s Magazine, 3/2007

Christine Temin, “With disparate views, they vividly evoke city life,” (review of show at New Art Center, Newton, MA), The Boston Globe, 4/20/2005

Denise Taylor, “Dance and politics mix; a spring fling in Framingham,” (preview of show at New Art Center, Newton, MA), The Boston Globe, 4/15/2005

Herbert Muschamp, “Metaphors Rise In Harlem Sky,” (review of show at Studio Museum in Harlem) The New York Times, 2/13/2004

Keri Guten Cohen, “Moodiness cements a strong, tight show,” (review of show at Paint Creek Center for the Arts, MI), Detroit Free Press, 9/10/2001

Grants and Awards

Lehigh Valley Arts Council, PPA Project Stream grant, 2015​

National Academy of Design, artist-in-residence grant, 2006-2008

Puffin Foundation, Artist Grant, 2007

University of Michigan, Rackham Discretionary Fellowship (2001), The Redstone Award (2001), Rackham Merit Fellowship (1999-2001)

Amherst College, The Obed Finch Slingerland Memorial Prize (1999), The Athanasios Demetrios Skouras Prize (1999), Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship (1999)