Shelby Benjamin Smith
San Jose State University,
MFA; Spatial Arts, 2006.
University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas: 1994-2000.
Bachelor of Architecture; May 2000.
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics; May 2000.
Teaching Experience / Professional Training and Projects:
Ceramics and Glass Technician, San Jose State University. Aug. 2006-present.
Part-time Faculty, Foothill-De Anza, Summer 2006, 3-d Concepts.
Teaching Associate SJSU, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Ceramics.
Teaching Associate SJSU, Spring 2006, 3-D Concepts.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Gallery Attendant, Dec. 2005-Present.
Bestor Art Park, San Jose, CA. Selection Committee Chair, 2005-2006.
David Middlebrook Studio Assistant/Fabricator, 2003-present.
Cabrio College, Santa Cruz CA, Visiting Artist, April 15, 2004.
SJSU Foundry Graduate Assistant, Fall 2003, Sp .2004.
Hastings College, Hastings NE, Visiting Artist, Oct. 2002, and Jan. 2003.
Jun Kaneko Apprenticeship/ Internship, 2000-2002, 25 months.
Property Manager 62 N. 7th Street, San Jose, CA, June 2004-Present.
Marcon Management, Apt. Building manager/maintenance, Omaha, NE, 2001-02.
Resident Director, College Park Naismith Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, 1998-2000.
Resident Assistant; College Park Naismith Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, 1996-1998.
Sollod Studios, Installation of VTA Station Art Work, San Jose CA, Fall 2004.
Jun Kaneko Studio: Aug. 2000-Sept. 2002, Studio Manager and Assistant to the Artist.
Archival Preservation and Restoration, University of Kansas, Kansas Collection, Lawrence Ks,
Public Art Projects:
City of San Jose, Circle of Dreams, Gardener Neighborhood, San Jose CA., 2004-2006.
City of San Jose, Tully Branch Library, Cliff Garten, Installation Crew, Oct. 2004.
VTA Transit, Station Public Art Installation for Sollod Studios, Aug/Dec.2004, Jan.2005.
David Middlebrook Studio, Construction and Fabrication of “Tip” the Iceberg project,
Gordon Park, City of Milwaukee WI., 2003-2004.
City of San Jose, CA., 6th & Bestor Art Park, South Fished Street, Sp. 2004.
Graham Gallery, 617 W 2nd Street, Hastings NE 68901, 402-463-2555
Anderson O’Brien Fine Arts Gallery, 8724 Pacific St. Omaha NE 68114, 402-390-0717
SCULPTURESITE/ A New Leaf Gallery, San Francisco/Sonoma CA.
Chandra Cerrito, Art Advisor