Resume.


Selected Exhibitions/Installations (*Solo Efforts)

January 19 – February 28, 2015: THIS IS MY HOME: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 2011-2014, Oak Park Public Library and Oak Park Village Hall, Oak Park, IL.*

December 13, 2014: Featured Artist, Lansdowne Arts Board Open House, Lansdowne, PA.

November 19, 2014: CURRENT: A RAW Artist Showcase, The Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

September 13 – October 5, 2014: The 3rd Annual Germantown Show, iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

May – June 2014: REDISCOVER group photography show, Destination Frankford, Philadelphia, PA

April 6, 2014: 2014 FAIRMOUNT ARTS CRAWL, Philadelphia, PA.

January – March 2014: Philadelphia School Closings Photo Collective group show, Graduate Resource Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

January – February 2014: On The Ground: Four Corners Group Art Exhibit, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.

October 2013 – February 2014: Portraits of Germantown, G-Town Radio, Philadelphia PA.*

October 2013 – January 2014: Philadelphia School Closings Photo Collective group show, Scribe Video Center, Philadelphia, PA.

September 2013: GERMANTOWN PARK(ing) DAY POP-UP STREET GALLERY AND ARTIST SHOWCASE. Unit Block of West Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.

July – August 2013: THE OTHER GERMANTOWN, iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.*

April 28, 2013: 2013 FAIRMOUNT ARTS CRAWL, Philadelphia, PA.

March 4 2013:  ”INTERCONNECTION:  THE ART OF SOCIAL CHANGE,” Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA.

February – April 2013:  TRANSFORMATION:  NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA – A Group Art Exhibit, Flying Kite, Philadelphia, PA.

January – March 2013:  CREATE CHAOS, Permanent Wave Philly, Philadelphia, PA.

January – February 2013:  PORTRAITS OF BREWERYTOWN*, Next City (formerly Next American City), Philadelphia, PA.

October – November 2012:  THERE’S NO RACISM IN AMERICA, iMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Commissions, Awards and Honors

October 2014 – May 2015: Souls of Black Folk project. Sponsor: Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.

July – August, 2013:  Hunger in Germantown, Sponsor:  Wyck Association and Germantown Hunger Network, Philadelphia, PA.

October – December 2012:  Portraits of Brewerytown, Storefront for Urban Innovation, Sponsor:  Next City (formerly Next American City), Philadelphia, PA.

May, 2012:  Micrograntee, Small Stake II, for Portraits of Philadelphia presentation, Philadelphia, PA.

May, 2011:  Honorable Mention, Neighborhood Parks category, IMAGES OF JERSEY CITY exhibition, Project Greenville, Jersey City, NJ. Invitational.

Selected Press

January 22, 2015: “Local photographer brings shots of Germantown to Midwest,” Layla A. Jones for philly.com (accessed January 24, 2015 at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/lifestyle/Local-photographer-brings-shots-of-Germantown-to-Midwest-.html)

January 22, 2015: “Germantown photographer brings images of Northwest Philly to Chicago,” Jana Shea for Newsworks (accessed January 22, 2015 at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/nw-philadelphia-more-stories/item/77601-germantown-photographer-brings-images-of-northwest-philly-to-chicago )

November 27, 2013: “G-Town Radio looks to tell the stories of Germantown on National Day of Listening” Kyrie Greenberg for Newsworks (accessed January 8, 2014 at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/nw-philadelphia/62388-g-town-radio-looks-to-tell-the-stories-of-germantown-on-national-day-of-listening )

October 14, 2013: “Photo exhibit opening this week chronicles the ‘decline and destruction” of Philly public schools.” Aaron Moselle for Newsworks (accessed January 8, 2014 at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/nw-philadelphia-feature/60746-photo-exhibit-opening-this-week-chronicles-decline-and-destruction-of-phila-public-schools )

August 4, 2013:  ” ‘The Other Germantown’ depicts community divides,” Samaria Bailey for The Philadelphia Tribune (accessed August 9, 2013 at http://www.phillytrib.com/lifestylesarticles/item/10240-‘the-other-germantown’-depicts-community-divides.html )

August 2, 2013:  ”Interview with Tieshka Smith,” Don Springer for Inspired Eye magazine, volume one, issue 3.  (Free preview is available at http://www.theinspiredeye.net/liteissue3)

July 29, 2013:  ”Photo exhibit focuses on ‘out-of-the-loop or marginalized’ people in Germantown,” Alaina Mabaso for Newsworks (accessed August 9, 2013 at http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/component/flexicontent/item/57865-photo-exhibit-focuses-on-out-of-the-loop-or-marginalized-people-in-germantown )

July 27, 2013:  ”Community in Germantown – A Discussion with Tieshka Smith,” Maegan Arthurs for artblog.org (accessed August 9, 2013 at http://www.theartblog.org/2013/07/community-in-germantown-a-discussion-with-tieshka-smith/ )

July 24, 2013:  ”Germantown Photo Exhibit Counters Grim Statistics With Human Faces,” Zoe Muller for Next City (accessed August 9, 2013 at http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/imperfect-gallery-tieshka-smith )

July 16, 2013:  ”Germantown gallery draws local art community,” Jessica Glazer for Philadelphia Daily News (accessed August 9, 2013 at http://articles.philly.com/2013-07-16/news/40592254_1_germantown-community-anti-hunger-efforts )

July 10, 2013:  ”Over 160 Photographers Form Collective to Document the Last Days at Philly Public Schools,” Bonnie MacAllister for Philadelphia Generocity (accessed August 9, 2013 at http://www.generocity.org/2013/over-160-photographers-form-collective-to-document-the-last-days-at-philly-public-schools/ )

June 4, 2013:  ”What Makes APIARY Glow:  Introducing the APIARY 6 Artists” (accessed June 30, 2013 at http://apiarymagazine.com/what-makes-apiary-glow-introducing-the-apiary-6-artists/ )

February 25, 2013:  TEDxTalks Video:  Re-Imagining the Commons” (accessed March 20, 2013 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3gDCDIisxU)

February 11, 2013:  ”Tieshka Smith’s Photographs – A Celebration of Brewerytown.” Adriana Rabinovitch for theartblog.org (accessed February 11, 2013 at http://www.theartblog.org/2013/02/tieshka-smiths-photographs-a-celebration-of-brewerytown/ )

January 29, 2013:  ”On the Ground:  Celebrating Our Germantown Storefront with An Art Show and Reception”, Lee Stabert for Flying Kite Media (accessed January 30, 2013 at http://www.flyingkitemedia.com/features/onthegroundgermantownartshow012913.aspx)

January 24, 2013:  ”Changes at Next American City.” Brewerytown Living (accessed January 24, 2013 at http://www.brewerytownliving.com/2013/01/24/changes-at-next-american-city/#)

January 14, 2013:  ”New Exhibit Tells Story of Brewerytown Community,” Cherri Gregg for CBS Philly, Philadelphia, PA (accessed January 14, 2013 at http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/14/new-exhibit-tells-story-of-brewerytown-community/)

January 14, 2013:  ”In Brewerytown, Striving to See the Whole Picture,” Bruce Walsh for Metro Philly, Philadelphia, PA (accessed January 14, 2013 at http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/local/article/1159662–in-brewerytown-striving-to-see-the-whole-picture)

January 4, 2013:  ”INTERVIEW:  Portraits of Brewerytown,” Matt Bevilacqua for Next City, Philadelphia, PA (accessed January 14, 2013 at http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/portraits-of-brewerytown)

Selected Photo Credits

October, 2013: Photos accompanying the article “Spaces of Danger,” in Conspire Magazine (Philadelphia PA), Volume 5, Number 4. Photos appear on pgs 36-40.

October 7, 2013: Photos accompanying the article “Can Opportunity Be Regulated,” Forefront, Next City (accessed January 21, 2014 at http://nextcity.org/forefront/view/can-opportunity-be-regulated)

June 8, 2013:  APIARY magazine, Issue 6.  List of images in print publication on page 68. Electronic version of magazine can be accessed by this link:  http://apiarymagazine.com/read/apiary-online/)

Presentations

November 2014: “Portraits of Germantown,” one of three photography presentations of the “Toni Cade Bambara Germantown Stories” project, conceived and facilitated by Nzadi Keita, writer and professor of creative writing and poetry, Philadelphia, PA.

January 2013:  ”Portraits of Brewerytown,” Philly Business Owners meetup/Icarus Session hosted by Referable and Seed Philly, Philadelphia, PA.

January 2013:  ”Portraits of Philadelphia,” Icarus Session hosted by Referable and Seed Philly, Philadelphia, PA.

October, 2012:  “Portraits of Germantown,” Center in the Park, Senior Environment Corps, Philadelphia, PA.

June, 2012:  “Portraits of Philadelphia,” Germantown Artist Roundtable, Philadelphia, PA.

May, 2012:  “Portraits of Philadelphia,” Small Stake, Philadelphia, PA.

Community Involvement

2014 – present: Penn-Knox (Germantown) Neighborhood Association, Philadelphia, PA.

2014: Project Stream Grants Panelist, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Advisory Panel. Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.

2013 – present: Member, Philadelphia School Closings Photo Collective, Philadelphia, PA.

2013 – 2014:  Board Member, Germantown United, CDC, Philadelphia, PA.

2012 – present: Germantown Artist Roundtable (Board Member; Chair, Events Cmte), Philadelphia, PA.

2012 – 2013: Penn-Knox (Germantown) Neighborhood Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Education

2002:  Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University, St. Louis, MO, Master of Project Management.

1993:  English Literature, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Bachelor of Arts.

 

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