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Smolinski, Joseph (full)
Arts & Sciences
Art & Design
Dodds Hall

    Artist Statement

    I am interested in the cycles of life and death, the interconnectivity of living things, alternative energy sources, notions of bio-tech hybrids, good and bad science fiction, human impacts on nature, cellular systems, bioluminescent sea creatures of the deep, spawning galaxies from afar, giant cell towers disguised as trees, the energy of spring, the suspended animation of winter, the plants that grow in my garden, and the intricate complexity of life.  All of these influence the drawings, paintings, sculpture and digital animations I produce.



    M.F.A., University of Connecticut-Storrs
    B.F.A., University of Wisconsin- River Falls

    Selected Publications and Reviews

    Mueller, Kurt, “Solution: Houston”, Art Papers magazine, June 2009.
    Devine, John, “Solution, Houston” Art Lies magazine, Issue # 62. 2009.
    Genocchio, Benjamin, “A Show Goes Heavy on a Traditional Medium Yet Feels Fresh”, The New York Times, January 2, 2009.
    Hodara , Susan. “Celebrating a Decade of Nurturing Artists on the Verge”, The New York Times, January 2, 2009.
    Ostrow, Saul. “Joseph Smolinski, Mixed Greens”.  Art in America, December 2008.
    Banai, Nuit.  “Joseph Smolinski, "After the Fall.” Time Out NY. Issue 677 September 19-25, 2008.
    Markonish, Denise. Badlands: New Horizons In Landscape. Mass MoCA, June 2008.
    Mitchell, John E., “The Wheels On The Tree Go Round And Round”, North Adams Transcript, August 8th, 2008.
    Smee, Sebastian, “Earth In The Balance”, The Boston Globe, July 4th, 2008.
    Bahr, Lynne, “Nature Speaks”, American Artist Drawing, Fall 2008.
    Genocchio, Benjamin, “A Contemporary Showcase At Wadsworth Atheneum”,The New York Times, June 3rd, 2007. 
    Ackerman, Ruthie, “Low-Tech Art In High-Tech Era”, Hartford Courant, May 22, 2006.
    Ostrow, Saul, High Velocity in Slow Motion, Real Art Ways. 2006. 
    “Worlds of Tomorrow”, The Chronicle Telegram, October 21, 2005. 
    Howards, Ellen, “Taking the Outside In”, artsMEDIA, October, 2003.
    McQuaid, Cate, “Taming Technology’s Overload with Artful Systems”,The Globe Correspondent, May 2nd, 2003.

    Public and Private Collections

    West Collection at SEI
    Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
    Yale University Art Gallery