Smith, Edwin M. E.

Biography 

Dr. Edwin M. E. Smith is a Bermudian artist and art educator. His mixed media artwork and illustrations can be found in collections internationally and has been included in Biennial Exhibitions hosted by the Bermuda National Gallery. He is the author of ‘Imagemaking and the Bermudian Artist’, a book that features a unique, critical and celebratory perspective on Bermuda’s visual art.

Dr. Smith holds an MAT from Andrews University, an MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design and a PhD in Fine Arts from Texas Tech University. His professional experience includes corporate graphic design and three decades of teaching studio art and art history from elementary school through university levels. Since 1998, he has taught in the Art & Design Programme at Bermuda College. His responsibilities include curation for the Bermuda College Art Gallery (BCAG). He serves annually as Chairman of the Visual Arts Committee for Teen Service’s Outstanding Teen Awards and as Chairman for the Bermuda Society of Arts Bursary Awards. His art involvement also includes Deputy Chair of the Bermuda Arts Council, membership on the Acquisition Committee and the Exhibition Committee for the Bermuda National Gallery, and past membership on the Board of Governors for the Bermuda Society of Arts of which he was a former co-president.

Statement 

I must respond to what is on my mind, and I am still enjoying the mix; universal themes seen through a postcolonial lens and combined by inspiration and passion. Despite its picturesque qualities, micoscopic Bermuda is a rich base of social activity and there are many suppressed and untold stories.

April, 2017

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