Thaddeus Smith, M.F.A.
Instructor of MGES 601 and 602, Gallery Principles I and II, Summer Practicum workshops
Thaddeus Smith taught in Western’s Art Department as a Foundations Professor for eight years and served as the department’s Gallery Director for four. He co-founded the MGES program, assists with program administration and programming, and teaches MGES 601 and 602, Gallery Principles I and II. Professor Smith has worked as a preparator/installer with prestigious artists and art institutions. He has taught a diverse range of courses at different institutions, including: 2D and 3D design, Introduction and Intermediate Drawing, Introduction to Sculpture, Photography, General Education Introduction to Art Classes, and Gallery Management.
Professor Smith has extensive experience as a freelance art preparator/installer in the Albany/NYC, New York area, Boulder, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he worked for a variety of prestigious galleries, museums, sculpture parks, private collectors, and artists, installing, transporting and rigging, handling, packing, and restoring artworks.