My work will be part of this group exhibition, now open at Hyde Galleries in Memphis. The reception is this Friday evening. I will be there! Hope to see some of you!
From Juror Wayne White:
I was recently asked to look at the work of 166 talented artists and pick 40 for a show. The results? 126 disgruntled artists muttering “What does he know?” And they’re right! What do I know? Please keep that attitude, my fellow artists. You have many victories ahead. As for the rest of you, please savor. This is a wonderful show. Inspire each other, secretly know you’re the best one and keep trudging out to that studio every day. I’m very happy to see such a perfect storm of creativity roaring across the South.
Art of the South 2015
Opening Reception, May 29 Trolley Night
May 20 – July 31, 2015
Memphis College of Art
477 South Main
Solo Show March 9- April 25, 2015 at the BAAC Gallery in Batesville Arkansas. Artist talk on March 20th at 6 pm. The show includes 18 new prints on cotton paper and two video works. Click here for photos of the reception.
I would like to thank all the Arkansas farmers who let me tromp around their fields, climb fences, step through their greenhouses, and distract them during the height of their July 2014 growing season. I appreciate you!
Dripping Spring Garden, Huntsville,
Cedar Rock Ridge, Conway,
Laughing Stock Farm, Sheridan
Green Acres, Atkins
Little Rock Urban Farming, Little Rock
Rattle's Garden, Vilonia
Dawn Holder (artist and window sill gardener), Clarksville
Show & Tell Art Collective, January-February 2015, Stephens Gallery, University of the Ozarks, Clarskville AR
The first group exhibition, August 18 - September 19, Kresge Gallery, Lyon College. Show & Tell Art Collective members Dawn Holder, Melissa Gill, Tammy Harrington, Holly Laws, and Morgan Page.
Quote from the Bronx Art Exhange Blog Review of Looking In/Looking Out at The Bronx Art Space, November 2013
"Another stand out piece is Melissa Cowper-Smith’s, Arkansas Landscape a digital animation involving layering and freeze frame techniques to render a mélange of imagery that is transparently layered over one another... The layered and disappearing landscapes with setting suns, ethereal clouds, trees, snow, mountains—all appearing and then fading away evoke a powerful melancholy of longing and nostalgia."
Full page commentary and image in Arkansas Life Magazine, August 2013
THESE TREES at Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June 2012 and November 2012 at Hendrix College, Conway, AR
Summer Savory, 20 x 20 inches, Acrylic paint on canvas, 2011
Print Edition by Hudson Valley Seed Library available for purchase here.
Exhibition poster from Art of the Heirloom at Friends of Historic Kingston, Kingston NY, November 2011
Desert, 2010, Animation, 3 minutes, Shown on LED billboard on Interstate I95 in Richmond VA, October 2010, part of Yet Another Roadside Attraction Exhibition. (photo by Rachael Gorchov)
tART Zine Vol.2 2010, Published July 2010,
Edited by Melissa Cowper-Smith, Liz Ainslie & Katy Krantz
Therapy, 2009, 4 x 20 feet, Inkjet Print on vinyl, Art-Bridge: First Exposure exhibition
Installed from March- October 2009 on West 23rd St, Between 9th and 10th Ave in New York City
Art-Bridge Blog, Interviewed by Jordana Zeldin, October 2009