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.
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.