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John O. Smith is an artist, designer and educator living and working in Beijing, China.

He received his MFA in design from the University of Iowa, where he also studied book arts at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.

His graphic design work has received numerous awards, and his collaborative and solo book arts, installation, and performance projects have been exhibited around the world. He currently works as Art Lab Program Director at Bluebridge Education in Beijing. He teaches art to middle and high school students and directs a portfolio development program for Chinese students applying to International art schools.


John O. Smith Website
John O. Smith Resumé


Threshold Artist's Book
(an artists' book collaboration with Edwin Jager)