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|Jo Smail was born and educated in South Africa. In South Africa she taught in the Fine Art Department at the University of the Witwatersrand, the Johannesburg College of Art and the Johannesburg Art Foundation. |
She has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art since 1988, and is represented by galleries in Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Solo shows include: 2008 McLean Project for the Arts, Mclean, Virginia,
She has had reviews of her work published in The New York Times, Art in America, Art on Paper, City Paper Baltimore, Baltimore Sun and The Hudson Review among others.
She has won numerous awards. A selection includes:
The Trawick Prize, 2007
Strictly Painting, 2008, 2004, 1995 & 1991
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, 2003
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 2000, 2003 & 2007
Residency at Rochefort-en-Terre, France
1996 the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
She is represented in public collections including the National Gallery of
South Africa, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Mobil Corporation and The United States Embassy, Johannesburg.
Born: Durban, South Africa
1978 NHDAD. Johannesburg College of Art, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1975 NDAD. Johannesburg College of Art, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1963 BA. University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.
SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
USA Embassy, Johannesburg.
Chase Manhattan Bank, Johannesburg.
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY.
Durban Museum and Art Gallery.
Gertrude Posel Collection, University of the Witwatersrand.
Johannesburg Art Museum.
Johannesburg Chamber of Industries.
National Gallery of South Africa, Cape Town.
Premier Milling Group, Johannesburg.
Pretoria Art Museum.
University of the Orange Free State.
University of South Africa.
University of Stellenbosch.
University of the Western Cape.
2007 “Best in Show” Trawick Prize, Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.
2007 Prize Winner, Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts.
07/04/95/91 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award (Painting).
2003 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
2000/03/07 Residency, Rochefort-en-Terre, France.
1996/7 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.
1992 Maryland Institute College of Art, Trustees Teaching Award.
1994 & 96 Residency Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Vermont.
1989 Triangle Artist’s Workshop, Pine Plains, New York.
1975 Cambridge Shirt Award, Art South Africa Today.
1975 Abel Coetzee Award, Johannesburg College of Art.
2010 At the Galleries, Jo Smail at Goya Contemporary, by Karen Wilkin, The Hudson Review, vol. LXII, No. 4 (Winter 2010)
2009 Waking Up From The Inside Out: Jo Smail. Editor: Amy Raehse, Text: Terence Maloon & Karen Wilkin. Isbn: 978-1-61539-739-6. © 2009
2008 Catalog The Limits of Language: A selection from 10 years text by Nancy Sausser, McLean Project For The Arts, McLean, VA
2007 The Searcher by Deborah McLeod, City Paper, October 31, Baltimore, MD Baltimore Artist Wins Award by Glenn McNatt, The Baltimore Sun, September 11 Trawick Prize Winners, Arts Beat by Rachel Beckman, The Washington Post, Sept. 6. Trawick Prize Catalog.
2006 Art in Review: Jo Smail at Axis Gallery by Holland Cotter, New York Times, February 10, New Beginnings: Jo Smail (including collaborations with William Kentridge) at Axis Gallery, by Briget Goodbody, Art on Paper, May-June 2006.
Around the Galleries, Jo Smail at Axis Gallery, by Karen Wilken, Hudson Review, Summer 2006. The Trawick Prize Catalog.
2005 Jo Smail at Heriard-Cimino by Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Art in America, May
2005 MAP show is a striking snapshot of regional art by Glenn McNatt, The Sun. 5/5/2005
Residents In? Just Looking: The 19th Annual Critics’ Picks Exhibition by J. Bowers. Baltimore City Paper.
4/27/05 Jo Smail by Laurie Delk. The New Orleans Art Review. January/ February 2005.
2004 Pink Freud by J. Bowers. Baltimore City Paper. 9/29/04. The Trawick Prize Catalog.
2003 Artistic Give and Take by Linell Smith. Baltimore Sun. 12/18/03.
Influence & Collaboration in Contemporary Art Catalog, Exhibition at Evergreen House.
2000 Expo Franco-Americaine au Musee du Chateau Review. Quest-France 7/5/00
2009 Jo Smail, American University, Washington DC
2007 Jo Smail, University of Maryland, College Park
2002 “Art and Autobiography” Shimizu, Japan.
Website of the Artist
Information provided by Amy Eva Raehse.
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