Serena Smith


prints and drawings

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August 2017
'Exchange Project' artist; with Theo Miller and Kate DaCasto for Leicester Print Workshop, in partnership with Art Reach.
Facilitating printmaking workshops with asylum seekers and refugees in Leicester;
joint exhibition and commissioned art work 'Footfall' 

In partnership with Leicester Print Workshop, the Lithography Fellowship is a two year period of mentored practice, for individual artists working at postgraduate level and beyond. Mentored by Serena Smith and supported by the workshop community, the fellows are offered access to resources, facilities, and tuition, to enable them to pursue independent research over a period of time without the constraints and expectations of defined outcomes.  To date there have been four fellows:
Soraya Smithson (2011-13), Kathryn Desforges (2013-15), Nina Oskarsdottir and Mandy Payne (2015-2017) 
An exhibition of work from the first six years of the Lithography Fellowship was recently held at Tarpey Gallery, UK.

October - November 2016
International Residency programme.  

Virtual residency and subsequent publication 'Ecdysis'. 2016

A collaboration with writer Lindsey Shaw-Miller: 'What might be held in common is an interest in the encroachment of abstraction into reality; the coexistence of obscurity and clarity in reaching for a direction; and the presence of myth and belief in the layers of our lives'
'Dendokron' the book work, published 2015.

Light Up
Lead project artist for the Leicester Print Workshop school and community collaboration celebrating international light festivals; facilitator for outreach printmaking workshops with four partner organisations; design and installation of collaborative art work 'Constellation'. 2015.

An international portfolio of works by 50 invited artists; exhibition at the Mei Lun Gallery, Changsha. Curated by Paul Croft (Aberystwyth University) and Liu Jing (Hunan Fine Art Institute, Changsha, China). 2015

Three collaborative dialogues: 
Sue Baker Kenton/Gino Ballantyne; Peter Clayton/Gordon Millar; Serena Smith/Richard Devereuxand a touring exhibition.
 Project devised and led by Sue Baker Kenton. 2013/14.

A collaboration with Prof. Martyn Mahaut-Smith (University of Leicester).
A project bringing together images from confocal microscopy and hand drawn stone lithography, to explore the shared history and imagination of science and art. Portfolio of four stone lithographs and text, published 2009.

Tutor, technician, studio and outreach worker; working with artists, schools and communities. 2009 -

Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge.
Artist in Residence, 2006.
Workshops and activities for students; exhibition and installation of text and image work 'And weave but nets ...'created in response to the residency site; and collaboration on architectural folly with architect/artist Mike Tuck

Delivering workshops and tuition in printmaking for artists of all ages and levels of experience.

Collaborative studio lithographer 1985-97