Keith Smith


Keith Smith

Academic Rank:

Art & Humanities

Liberal Arts

Office: EH 130

Phone: 973-328-5779

Education: MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA; BFA California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA

Keith Smith is an exhibiting artist, a published poet and author, and a distinguished lecturer. His artwork has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, and the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey. He has artworks in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Crocker Art Museum; The California State Museum in Sacramento; the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA; McClatchy Publishing, Inc. in Sacramento, CA; Deloitt and Touche Corporation C.E.O. P. Loconto, Austin, Texas; Marin General Hospital Mill Valley, California; Kean University of New Jersey and Hudson County Community College Jersey City, NJ. In 2009 Smith was invited to participate in the inaugural exhibition at Kean University’s Burger Gallery. The exhibition was titled “Six New Jersey Masters”. Keith Smith’s artwork has been represented by the Jack Solomon Gallery in SoHo and Peter Lurie Gallery on the Lower East Side and Frederick Clement Gallery in mid-town Manhattan, Gumps Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Drew Gallery in Boca Raton Florida, Louis Newman Gallery in Los Angeles.Smith is the author and illustrator of Mourning Sickness, The Art of Grieving, published by Resurrection Press, a book about coping with the loss of a loved one and the journey through grief on the road to healing. His paintings, drawings, and essays have appeared in: Choices In Healing, by Michael Learner M.I.T. Press, Wounded Healers, by Naomi Remen M.D., Commonweal Press, Animals As Teachers and Healers, by Susan McElroy, Ballentine, and most recently Creative Healing, by Mike Samuels M.D. and Mary R. Lane, Harper. Smith has also been a columnist for WEBMD where created a six-part series on Caregiving.


Keith Smith is a Full Professor at The County College of Morris in Randolph NJ. In the past Smith has served the college as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts for seven years and Chairperson of the Art and Design Department for five years. He is currently the Fine Arts Program Specialist and oversees the New Faculty Orientation Program.

Keith Smith has earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Professor Smith is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship Grant, a National Merit Award winner in Experimental Media from the American Film Institute and Sony Corporation, and twice a Gold Medalist in Painting and Drawing at the California State Exposition.