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Lance Smith

Part-Time Instructor
Department(s): Art
Mail Code: 5002
Email: lance.smith@unlv.edu


Lance L. Smith is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and teacher based in Las Vegas, NV. Their work often explores themes of loss, distortion, and liberatory practices. Smith is the Artist Manager of the Rogers Art Loft. Smith has been featured in multiple local and national group exhibits as well as solo exhibitions past and forthcoming. Smith has been awarded two residencies at the Arquetopia Foundation International Artist Residency program most recently as a part of their Mentorship Program in Puebla, Mexico.

As the Community Artist-in-Residence at The Majorie Barrick Museum of Art, Teaching Artist with the Sprat Program in Partnership with Core Academy, and as a volunteer with Las Vegas’ LGBTQIA Center, Smith has created art programming, taught classes, and facilitated workshops aimed at extending creative activity beyond the formal artistic community. Appearing in local media, on community panels, as a podcast guest, and an invited lecturer, Smith emphasizes the importance of acknowledging one’s intuition as a tool for artistic expression.