Liz Rundorff Smith currently lives and works in Greenville, SC. She received a BA in Studio Art with a concentration in sculpture from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH and an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Rundorff Smith studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France and the British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy and was awarded a fellowship and residency at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her work can be found in private and corporate collections including the Marilyn Monroe Bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Sun City Showa Kien Koen, Tachikawa, Japan. Rundorff Smith is a member of the Painting Center Art File in New York. Her work has been featured in Southern Living and Create Magazine Issue 20. Recent exhibitions include the two-person show Counterbalance at Susan Eley Fine Art New York, NY, The Shape of Things at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC and the 2021 Every Woman Biennial in London, UK.
GREENVILLE CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS - Greenville, SC
- Program Director (July 2016 - present)
ARTISPHERE, ARTS FESTIVAL - Greenville, SC
-Program Director (March 2006 - July 2016)
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, BRUCE GALLERY OF ART - Edinboro, PA
-Gallery Assistant (August 2003 - December 2005)
THE HOYT INSTITUTE OF FINE ARTS - New Castle, PA
-Program Director (January 2002 - July 2003)
-Program Assistant (February 2001 - January 2002)
MFA in Painting, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, December 2005.
Study Abroad, The British Institute of Florence, Florence, Italy, May 2004.
BA in Studio Art, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 2000.
Study Abroad, The Marchutz School of Painting, Aix en Provence, France, August - December 1998.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*Solo Shows)
THE SHAPE OF CHANGE, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC, October 7 - 28, 2022.
*STREET GARDEN, Florence County Museum Waters Gallery, Florence, SC, April 25 - August 5, 2022.
COINED IN THE SOUTH: 2022, Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte, NC, March 25 - July 3, 2022.
*ROADSIDE MEMORIAL, Julia Deckman In Situ Salon, Charleston, SC, February 10 - March 11, 2022.
SPLASH, DRIP, THROW, The Visionary Art Collective (Virtual Exhibition), January 29 - February 26, 2022. Curated by Gita Joshi, The Curator's Salon.
SMALL WONDER, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY, January 27 - March 10, 2022.
PAINTING AT NIGHT, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, October 28 - November 28, 2021.
EVERY WOMAN BIENNIAL, Coplend Gallery, London, UK, July 2 - 9, 2021.
ART FIELDS, The Ragsdale Old Building, Lake City, SC, April 23 - May 1, 2021.
ONE IN A YEAR, The Painting Center, New York, NY, February 20 - April 20, 2021.
WINTER SELECTS, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY, January 21 - March 11, 2021.
RECKONING (Two Person Installation): Liz Rundorff Smith & Sergio Suarez, The Lab Gallery, Greenville, SC, November 21, 2020.
COUNTERBALANCE II: Susan Eley Fine Art, Hudson, NY, November 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021.
COUNTERBALANCE (Two Person Exhibition): Liz Rundorff Smith & Lisa Fellerson, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY, September 17 - October 22, 2020.
SHELTER IN PLACE: Palmetto Curatorial Exchange, SC Educational Television Headquarters, Columbia, SC, June - December 2020. Curated by Cecelia Lucas Stucker, Curating & Collections.
ENSEMBLE: TOGETHER AGAIN (Virtual Exhibition), The Painting Center, New York, NY, August 5 - September 5, 2020.
RESPITE AND RENEWAL: INSIDE AND OUT, Susan Eley Fine Art, March31 - April 28, 2020.
SMALL WORKS, James May Gallery, March 23 - June 30, 2020.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, Columbia, SC, January 16 - March 1, 2020.
NEW OPTICS, The Painting Center, New York, NY, January 2 - 25, 2020.
BE. LONG. I Like Your Work Podcast Juried Exhibition, Co-curated by Mychaelyn Michalec, David Linneweh & Erika B. Hess, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH. November 1-24, 2019.
WAX: CONTEMPORARY METHODS, Peninsula School of Art, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI. October 11 - November 29, 2019.
SOMATIC SHAPE, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI. September 5 - October 1, 2019.
REVEAL International Contemporary Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, NY, July 18 - 21, 2019.
ON THE ROCKS, Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY. June 26 – August 29, 2019.
TWO, Miller Gallery, Charleston, SC. June 7 - 30, 2019.
WHERE WE ONCE WERE SOMEONE: a Young Space Online Exhibition, April 1 - 21, 2019.
37th BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL PRINT & DRAWING EXHIBITION, Bradley University Gallery, Peoria, IL. March 9 - April 12, 2019. Juried by Janet Ballweg.
THE OTHER ART FAIR, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY. November 8 - 11, 2018.
SURFACE EXCHANGE (Two Person Exhibition), Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC. July 20 - August 11, 2018.
JUXTAPOSITIONS, Juried Exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY. June 19 - July 14, 2018.
DRAWING DISCOURSE: 9th ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY DRAWING, Tucker S. Cooke Gallery, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC. January 19 - February 26, 2018. Juried by Stuart Shils.
A LEGACY OF OBSERVATION, Juried exhibition of Edinboro University MFA Painting Alumni, Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA. October 7 - 28, 2017. Juried by Terry McKelvey and Thomas Paquette.
*FOUND PAINTINGS, Thompson Gallery / Furman University, Greenville, SC. August 4 - 25, 2017.
ARTISTS OF THE UPSTATE, Artisphere Juried Exhibition, Greenville, SC. May 12 - 14, 2017. Juried by Denise Detrich, Lee Gallery Director, Clemson University.
ARTFIELDS, Lake City, SC. April 21 - 29, 2017.
*SEA CHANGE, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC. July 20 - September 2, 2016.
*MIMICRY, Art & Light Gallery, Greenville, SC. August 7 – 31, 2015.
CAROLINA’S GOT ART 2015 EXHIBITION, Larry Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. May 1 – May 30, 2015. Juried by Eliza Rathbone, Chief Curator of the Phillips Collection, Washington DC.
FLAT OUT UNDER PRESSURE, Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC. June 20 – July 31, 2015. Juried by Carolyn Grosch, Assistant Curator of the Asheville Art Museum.
A SENSE OF PLACE, National Juried Fine Art Competition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. September 12 – October 17. Juried by curator Wim Roefs.
*THE MEMORY OF PLACE, Art & Light Flatiron Gallery, Greenville, SC. April 4 – May 23, 2014.
GALLERY SEVENTEEN, Greenville, SC. December 6, 2013 – January 13, 2014.
TWELVE WOMEN MAKING ART, Pickens County Museum of Art, Pickens, SC. December 7 – February 6, 2013.
TRANSFORMATION, COMMUNITY AND SELF, Baiden Gallery, Furman University, Greenville, SC. November 4 – December 16, 2013.
ARTISTS GUILD GALLERY OF GREENVILLE SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION, October 1 – 31, 2013. Juried by Diane Hopkins-Hughs.
CAROLINA’S GOT ART 2013 SALON EXHIBITION, Larry Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. June 7 – June 29, 2013. Juried by Lance Esplund.
*LIZ RUNDORFF SMITH: RECENT DRAWINGS, Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, SC. March 1 – 29, 2013.
NATIONAL SMALL OIL PAINTING EXHIBITION 2010, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. September 10 – October 24, 2010. Juried by Aaron Morgan Brown.
CAROLINA’S GOT ART 2010 EXHIBITION, Larry Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC. October 1 – October 30, 2010. Juried by Mario Naves.
37th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Artists Guild of Spartanburg, Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, SC. August 19 – September 18, 2010. Juried by Stephanie Heydt, Curator of American Art at the High Museum in Atlanta.
SOUTH CAROLINA ARTISTS 2D FINE ART EXHIBITION, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC. March 25 – May 10, 2010.
A SENSE OF PLACE 2010, National Juried Fine Art Competition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. September 17 – October 15, 2010. Juried by artist Betsy Cain.
THE SACRED ART EXHIBITION, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. August 18 – September 12, 2009.
36th ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC. July 28 – October 10, 2009. Juried by Todd McDonald, Assistant Professor of Painting at Clemson University.
*Etherredge Center Gallery, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC. August 23 – September 25, 2009.
34TH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC. Juried by Michael W. Haga, Assistant Dean at the College of Charleston's School of the Arts.
THIRTIETH ANNUAL JURIED SOUTH CAROLINA ARTISTS EXHIBITION, Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC. Juried by Jay Williams, Curator of Art at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, FL.
*Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC. January 12 - February 28, 2009.
*Lipscomb Gallery, SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC. November 10 - December 5, 2008.
NATIONAL SMALL OIL PAINTING EXHIBITION 2008, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Juried by Daniel Sprick.
4TH BIENNIAL HUB CITY JURIED ART EXHIBITION, Spartanburg County Museum of Art, Spartanburg, SC. Juried by Lisa Wainright, Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
*The Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, SC.
*Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, SC.
TWENTY SEVENTH ANNUAL JURIED SOUTH CAROLINA ARTISTS EXHIBITION, Pickens County Museum of Art and History, Pickens, SC. Juried by Xandra Eden, Weatherspoon Art Museum.
*EVIDENCE OF LIFE: MASTER OF FINE ARTS THESIS EXHIBITION, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.
HOYT MID-ATLANTIC JURIED EXHIBITION, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA. Juried by Dana Miller, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.
WILL’S CREEK SURVEY: NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, the Allegany Arts Council - Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD. Juried by Kristen Hileman, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
82ND ANNUAL SPRING SHOW, The Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. Juried by Steven Assael, Forum Gallery.
EDINBORO UNIVERSITY 2005 STUDENT EXHIBITION, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. Juried by Daniel Dove.
31ST ANNUAL HOYT REGIONAL EXHIBITION, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA. Juried by Janet Bucciarelli, Senior Museum Administrator, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2022 Solo Exhibition Award, granted in collaboration with the Florence County Museum and Florence Regional Art Alliance. Florence, SC. April 25 - August 5, 2022.
Third Place Award. Oil on canvas painting. NATIONAL SMALL OIL PAINTING EXHIBITION 2008, Wichita, KS. Juried by Daniel Sprick.
Residency. ARTCROFT, Carlisle, Kentucky. June 10 - 23, 2007.
Fellowship/Residency. The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA. January 2-29, 2006.
Juror’s Award. Oil on canvas painting. 82ND ANNUAL SPRING SHOW, Erie, PA. Juried by Steven Assael, 2005.
Full Graduate Assistant Scholarship. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA.
Honorable Mention. Oil on canvas painting. 21ST ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS EXHIBITION, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. Juried by Barbara L. Jones, 2002.
The Donald R. Mackenzie Prize in Art. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 2000.
Copeland Grant. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, August 1999 and January 2000.
College Scholar Award. The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 1996-2000.
SELECTED CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Coldwell Banker Caine, Greenville, SC
Cherry Bekaert, Greenville, SC
Sun City Show Kien Koen, Tachikawa, Japan
The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Auro Hotels, Greenville, SC