Owen F. Smith

Dr. Owen F. Smith is the Director of the Intermedia MFA Program at the University of Maine. He is also the  Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll Chair in New Media in the Department of New Media and the Director of the IMRC Center. He received his BA in Art History and Russian Studies, his MA in Anthropology and his PhD in Art History from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary art, particularly what he calls Alternative Art Forms. He has lectured widely in the US and Europe on art in the 20th Century. His seminal book on the history of fluxus, Fluxus: a History of an Attitude, was published by San Diego State University Press.

Owen Smith is also a practicing artist who works in digital art and new media forms and has exhibited his work in over 80 national and international exhibitions over the last ten years. Some of his net art works can be seen online at:

http://www.altarts.org/owensmith/index.html
http://www.altarts.org/ofsproof/enrty1.html
http://www.altarts.org/tstcn/index.html