Carrie Mae Smith’s paintings and sculptures investigate power dynamics of historical utilitarian forms. In Lost and Found, Smith responds to the Berman Museum’s rich Pennsylvania German collection, including sgrafitto, redware, and quilts. Smith’s background as a chef, cabinetmaker, and antiques dealer assistant sensitized her to ways historic objects embody histories and ideologies of the contexts that produced them.

Carrie Mae Smith was a resident artist at R.A.I.R. in Northeast Philadelphia (2014) and a recipient of Barbara Deming Foundation and Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation grants, as well as a Clowes Foundation fellow at the Vermont Studio Center. She has exhibited her work in San Francisco, Art Basel Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, Massachusetts, Texas, Indiana, and Zagreb, Croatia. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Delaware (2013) and a four-year certificate in painting and sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2005).  

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