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Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Associate professor of Ceramic Art at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his MFA degree from the New York College of ceramics at Alfred University and studied at Kansas City Art Institute and Penn State University for his BFA in ceramics. His works are represented in numerous private and public collections including FuLed International Ceramic Art Museum, Beijing, China, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, The Haan Museum and Indiana State Museum. Smith’s research and lecture interests include the study and collecting comic books well and the study and practice of graffiti art. He is guided by improvisations that merge the graphic with form in the round. His work relies on wheel-thrown and hand-built forms, most commonly presented as abstractions of cup, bottles, and vases. His studio interests concern drawing and 3D printing as well. The clay work is inspired by the intersections of graffiti art, comic book illustrations and jazz.

WORKSHOP:
Monday Feb. 5, 9:00 am-11:30 & 1:00 pm-3:30
Ceramics Lab- rm 1062, Bliss Hall

LECTURE:
Monday Feb. 5, 6:00 pm
McDonough Museum of Art

GALLERY RECEPTION:
Monday Feb. 5, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
“THICKNESS” Solomon Gallery – Bliss Hall 2nd floor