Cheryl Wilson Smith - CV



Education/ Workshops/Residencies

2016    Northlands Creative Glass Residency.  Lybster, UK

2015    Norway Residency. Berlevag, NO.

2014-15  Klein Artist Webinars and mentoring Chicago, IL                                  

2014    Pilchuck Glass School - Residency. Pilchuck Glass School. Stanwood, WA.

2014    3D Printing Residency. University Washington,  Seattle WA.

2013-14   Fusion Mentorship Sheridan College. Oakville, ON.

2011    Glass Printing Workshop.  Bullseye Glass. Portland, OR.

2011    Kiln Casting 2.  Linda Eithier Studio, Portland, OR.

2010    Flameworking.  Espace Verre. Montreal, QC.          

2009    Kiln Casting workshop.  Linda Eithier Studio. Portland, OR.       

2008    Vitri Fusille Glass workshop. Prarie Stained Glass. Winnipeg, MN.

2008    Coldworking workshop. Bullseye Glass. Portland, OR.

2007    Architectural Glass Design. Bullseye Glass. Portland, OR.

2007    Architectural Design & Installation, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR.

2005    Lampworking workshop. Scuola Del Vetro Abate Zanetti.  Murano, Italy.

2005    Lampworking workshop. Lucio Bubacco Studio. Murano, Italy.

2005    Lampworking.  Paulo Cendese Studio. Murano, Italy.            

1983    Kinesiology & Political Science, University of Waterloo., Waterloo, ON.



Awards & Grants

Chalmers Fellowship 2018

Canada Council Grant  2017, 2014

Ontario Arts Council. 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007                                                                         

Honourable mention. International Emerge Art Competition. 2016 , 2014

Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Award 2015

Design Award. Craft Ontario. Fusion Clay & Glass show 2015

RBC Award for Glass 2014                                                                          

Glass Art Association Canada Award 2014

Fusion, Ontario Clay and Glass Association Award 2014

Best Of Show. Cast Glass Award.  Prairie Stained Glass, Winnipeg, MN, 2014



Public Collections

Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Waterloo, ON       

Bullseye Glass Company.  Portland, OR

Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  Thunder Bay, ON.



Commissions:  Architectural

2014    Carnaval Restaurant. Suspended Ceiling, Winnipeg, MB.       

2009    Red Lake District Heritage Centre. Donor Wall. Red Lake, ON.         

2008    Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital. Donor Wall.  Red Lake, ON. 

2006    Dryden Regional Training Center.  Dryden, ON






2019 “Small Works Show” The studios of Key west , Key West ,FL

2018-19 “21 Pillows” Solo Interactive Installation, Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Thunder Bay, ON.

2018    “Contrast and Contradictions” Living Arts Canter Mississauga, ON  

2018    “Trajectories”.  Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Waterloo, ON.

2018    “By a Woman’s Hand”.  Key West Art and Historical Society. Key West, FL.

2017    “Small Works Show”. The Studios of Key West. Key West, FL.

2017     Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series online exhibition – finalist.

2017     SOFA Chicago. Option Art Gallery.  Chicago, IL.

2017     “Perspectives from Here”. Thunder Bay Art Gallery.  Thunder Bay, ON.

2017     Canadian Craft Biennial. Art Gallery of Burlington. Burlington, ON.

2017    “For the Love of Glass”. Marietta Cobb Museum.  Mareitta, GA.

2017    “Craft Forms”.  Wayne Art Centre. Philadelphia, PA.

2017    SOFA Chicago.  Option Art Gallery.  Chigago, IL.
2016    “Elemental”. North Lands  Glass.  Lybster & Coburg House Art Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.

2016   “Emerge/Evolve”.  Bellvue Arts Museum. Bellevue, WA.

2016    “Emerge/Evolve”. Bullseye Projects. Portland OR., Emeryville, CA. & Pittsburgh, PA.

2016    “Cause and Effect”.  Pentland Fine Art Gallery.  Aberdeen, UK.

2015-16 “Parallelgenres”.  Morgan Glass Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA. 

2016    “Fireworks”. Fusion Clay and Glass. Carnegie Gallery. Dundas, ON.

2015    “Emerge, Establish, Emerge”.  L.A Pai Gallery.  Ottawa, ON.

2015    “Into the Blue. Cre8ery Gallery.  Winnipeg, MN.

2015    “Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass - Emerge/Evolve”.Bellevue Arts Museum. Bellevue, WA. 

2014    “Emerge/Evolve”. Bullseye Projects. Portland OR., Emeryville, CA., Pittsburgh, PA.

2014    “Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition”. Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON.

2014    “Push: Contemporary Works”. Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Thunder Bay, ON.

2013    Push”. Living Arts Centre Gallery. Mississauga, ON.

2013    The Last Glass Show”. Ontario Craft. Toronto, ON / Canadian Clay & Glass         

              Gallery, Waterloo, ON.

2013    Smashing Glass”.  Passion for Glass Gallery. Calgary, AB.

2013    Craft 13. Ontario Crafts Council Gallery. Toronto, ON.          

2013    “Liar, Liar”. Thunder Bay Museum. Thunder Bay, ON.

2012    “GLASS: A Juried Art Show”. Minnetrista. Muncie, IN.                                                                              

2011    Craft Currents: Contemporary Craft in Northern Ontario”. Ontario Craft. Fort 

            Frances Museum / Thunder Bay Art Gallery / Delta Waterfront Hotel & Conference 

            Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, Huntsville Gallery at the Center, Lester B. Pearson Centre.

            Elliot  Lake, ON Galerie 815, Conseil des Arts de Hearst, ON.

2011    Group Show.  Prairie Stained Glass. Winnipeg, MB.                                                    

2010    Beneath”.  Solo Exhibition.  Definitely Superior Gallery. Thunder Bay, ON.

2009    Group Show. Cre8ery Gallery. Winnipeg, MB.                                                  

2007    “Forms of Hope”.  Kenora Museum.  Kenora, ON.



Media Coverage & Publications

2018   Canadian Art Editors Pick

2108   Walleye Magazine

2018   CBC Radio Morning Show

2018    Fusion Magazine

2017    Fusion Magazine

2017    Canadian Craft Biennale Catalogue

2017    CBC Morning

2017    The Walleye

2017    Northern Sun News

2016    Northern Sun News

2016    New Glass Review

2016    Studio Magazine

2015    Studio Magazine Fall

GAAC’s Professional Project Grant

2014    Mississauga Life

2014    Mississauga News

2014    Akimbo - RBC Award for Glass

2014    Emergent - Lois Manno

2014    Oregon Public Broadcasting Emerge 2014



Professional  Experience

2018    Artist Talk, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

2017    Speaker. Glass Art Association Canada Conference.  

2016    Speaker. Red Lake Regional Heritage Center.

2015    Guest Lecture.  Sheridan College 4th year business class.

2014    Guest Lecture.  University of Washington Design students.



Professional Organizations

Canadian Artists Representation – CARFAC

Glass Art Association of Canada

Craft Ontario

Sculpture International




Sandra Ainsley Gallery           Toronto, ON.

Oneo Gallery                           Bloomfield, ON.

La Pai Gallery                         Ottawa, ON.

Harrison Gallery                  Key West, FL.

La Guilde                                Montreal, QC.

Artsy                                       online

First Dibs                                online