Denise Smith

Associate dean, School of Communication Arts; Associate dean, School of Liberal Arts

Education

  • B.A., Colorado State University
  • M.A., University of Colorado
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Organizations

  • Eastern States Rock Art Research Association
  • Archaeological Society of New Mexico
  • Society of Georgia Archaeology
  • American Rock Art Research Association
  • International Federation of Rock Art Organizations-ESRARA Representative

Publications and Presentations

Publications:

  • Review of Carol Diaz-Granados and James Duncan, eds., "Rock Art of Eastern North America: Capturing Images and Insight" (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2004) in Rock Art Research, ed. Robert Bednarik, vol. 22(2), November 2005.
  • "Continuing Traditions: The Hanson Collection of Native American Art," exhibition catalog. Savannah: Telfair Museum of Art, 2004.
  • Review of Bruno David, "Landscapes, Rock-Art and the Dreaming: An Archaeology of Preunderstanding" (London: Leicester University Press, 2002) in Rock Art Research, ed. Robert Bednarik, vol. 20(2), November 2003.
  • "History Recorded in Stone: The Rock Art of Abo Pueblo," Archaeological Society of New Mexico, vol. 28, Albuquerque, N.M., 2002.
  • "Rock Art and the Shape of Landscape," in "Painters, Patrons and Identity: Essays in Native American Art to Honor J. J. Brody," ed. Joyce M. Szabo, pgs. 211-240. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2001.

Presentations and lectures:

  • "Defining the Inner Sanctum: The Role of Rock Forms in Shaping Sacred Space," Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, Tenn., October 2006. Co-chair of session "Rock Art II: The Prehistoric Image and Art History."
  • "Leaving a Mark: Inscribed Landscapes of the American Southeast," International Rock Art Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2006. Chair of "Place Theory in Rock Art Studies" session.
  • "Entering the Dark Zone," Southeastern College Art Conference, Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 26-30, 2005.
  • "'Style' vs. 'Memetics': Exploring Some New Ideas," International Rock Art Congress, Agra, India, Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 2004.
  • "The Hickory Nut Site," Eastern States Rock Art Research Association Conference, Huntsville, Ala., March 2003.

Exhibitions:

  • "Continuing Traditions: The Hanson Collection of Native American Art," Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, September 2004 - January 2005.
  • "Continuing Traditions II: The Hanson Collection of Native American Art," Pepe Hall, SCAD, October - November 2004.
  • "Hindsight is 20/20," Ex Libris Gallery, SCAD, Sept. 16, 1999-Jan. 2, 2000.