KRISTIN ABHALTER SMITH

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EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES

2020   


2019    
             




2018     

                


2017

2016

2015


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2012

2011

2010


2009
Artists Run Chicago 2.0 — Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Grunt Work, with Vida Sačić — Art In Place, Terrain Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

We Are Gold Together — Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park & Evanston, IL
Fábrica — with André Alves, Flatland, Chicago, IL
Like Sirens — curated by Erin Hayden, OPEN Gallery, Circle Contemporary, Glenview, IL
Costumes for Vexations for A Flagpole by Lauren Sudbrink — North Pole Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Costumes for Essay on the Emil Bach House by Corey D. Smith — Chicago, IL

Antecedent  — Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL
Antecedent + S.P.Q. — Nasty Brutish & Short Puppet Cabaret, Links Hall, IL
Solid Air — performance with Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson, STNDRD, Granite City, IL
Preliminary — Ignition Projects, Chicago, IL

Ekstasis — Demo Projects, Springfield, IL

Myopia — For The Thundercloud Generation Gallery, Chicago, IL

We Are New to the Mountain — SÍM Gallery, Reykjavík, Iceland
Be Mine — Greenleaf Art Center, Chicago, IL

Organized Light — Art on Armitage, Chicago, IL
Flying House — Frameworks Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
The Art of Human Rights — Heartland Alliance at Palette & Chisel,Chicago, IL
Art One — The Observatory, Chicago, IL
War, Peace and More War — Out of Line Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

Positive Reinforcement — Peanut Gallery, Chicago, IL

Cavernous — Plaines Project, Chicago, IL

Criticorps — Version Festival 10, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
No-Assumption: Exhibition of art in a Residence — Private Residence, Minneapolis, MN

Abandoned Antarctic Shanty — Art of This, Soap Factory Art Shanty Project, Medicine Lake, MN

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2012-Current    
Roman Susan Art, Founding Executive Director, Chicago, IL
Develops and supports new opportunities to create, display, and experience art
romansusan.org

AWARDS + ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2019   
2018  
2017  
2015  
2004   
IAS Professional Development Grant — Illinois Arts Council, State of Illinois
Individual Artists Program Grant — Illinois Arts Council, State of Illinois
Individual Artists Program Grant — Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Chicago, IL
SÍM Residency — Reykjavík, Iceland
Century Council Scenery & Properties Design Award — University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES, CRITIQUES, WORKSHOPS

2020  

2019  
2018  

2015


2013-2015
   
Guest Lecturer — University of Illinois Chicago, School of Art & Art History
Portfolio Review Panelist — School of the Art Institute, Chicago, CAPX Department
FIELD/WORK Proposal Review Panelist — Chicago Artist Coalition
Grant Application Panelist — Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Chicago, IL
FIELD/WORK Proposal Review Panelist — Chicago Artist Coalition
Visiting Artist — School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Panelist, Proposals Class, Deborah Boardman
Lecturer, Sculpture Class, Sarah Berkeley
Teaching Artist — Woman Made Gallery, 20 Neighborhoods, Chicago, IL
Paper-making sessions at Howard Area Community Center

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

2017
2012-Current
2015-Current   
Lead Painter — Rogers Park Mile of Murals, Thomas Kong’s Be Happy, Chicago, IL
Anette Chicago, Artist Storefront Residency Program, Chicago, IL
Rogers Park Arts Alliance, Chicago, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2005-2008

2001-2005  
Professor of Theatre Design — Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
Staff designer, production crew leader and instructor
Theatre Design Scene Shop Supervisor — University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2016-Current

International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Journeyperson
Studio Mechanics Union Local 476, Chicago, IL

SELECTED PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE 

2019

2018
2017

2016

2015

2014


2013-2015
2015

2009-2011
2007-2009
2001-2011
2008

2007
2006

Set Designer — Work In Progress, SHOWTIME, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Untitled Henry & Rel Science Fiction Feature, NETFLIX, New Orleans, LA
Set Designer — Red Line, Warner Brothers, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, SONY Pictures, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Chicago Fire, Chicago Justice, NBC Television, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — A.P.B., FOX Television, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Zoobiquity (Pilot), FOX Television, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Empire, FOX Television, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Beast on the Moon, Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Sinister 2, Blumhouse Feature Film, Chicago, IL
Set Designer — Women at War, Rivendell Theatre, Chicago, IL
Asst. Set Designer — Lift by Walter Mosley, Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
Charge Scenic Artist — Raven Theatre, Chicago, IL
Art Director — Empire Today, National Carpet TV Commercial, Chicago, IL
Art Director — Beat Up, Music Video, Chicago, IL
Set Design Consultant — New Play Workshops, Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul, MN
Charge Scenic Artist — Penumbra Theatre, St. Paul, MN
Scenic Artist — Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Charge Scenic Artist — Claude Wampler: (career ender), Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Set Designer — Aunt Dan & Lemon, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Set Designer — The Screen The Thing by Justin Jones, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Set Designer — Tiny Town by Karen Sherman, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Design Studio Intern — Denver Center Theatre, Denver, CO

EDUCATION

2013

2012

2005


1998
Continuing Studies in Rhino and Maya digital platforms, laser cutting and 3D applications
3D Printing & Digital Models — The School of the Art Institute, Chicago,IL
Continuing Studies in écorché sculpture and traditional oil painting techniques
Anatomical Sculpting and Painting — Vitruvian Academy, Chicago,IL
Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology — University of Minnesota,Twin Cities
Production Assistantship as Scenic Charge Artist
Thesis: Techniques for Traditional Victorian Style Backdrop Painting
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences — Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Technical Theatre and Cultural Anthropology
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