Corrales, NM

Neal Ambrose-Smith received a B.A. degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and an MFA degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Working in the arts for twenty years, Ambrose-Smith has been a studio assistant; a goldsmith apprentice; a designer for an Albuquerque entertainment  magazine; a freelance digital photographer for artists; a consultant for the Joan Mitchell Foundation as well as exhibiting his own artwork. He has traveled extensively in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and did an independent study in Spain for a year. His work is in collections such as, Beach Museum, KS; Missoula Museum, MT; Galerie D’Art Contemporain, Chamalieres, France; Boise Art Museum, ID; New York Public Library Print Collection, NMAI/Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC,Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, Contemporary Art Museum, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea, Cork Printmakers Special Collection, Cork, Ireland, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN, Monash University, Gippsland, Australia and Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO.

Artist Statement

My studio is a laboratory, but probably safer than Procter and Gamble. Failed experiments and some in process are buried beneath more pressing jobs that dominate tables. I do clean however, which is Artist Idea number 84 from my smart phone app Artist Ideas. Whether suspending 84” x 96” paintings from the ceiling to create harmonographs or attaching a print hammock to my press to create 14’ prints I’m always leaping to discover, which is Artist Idea number 56.

Images of Work


Dry point

Favorite Products

Akua ink, Arnhem 1618 paper and Speedball brayers