Rand Clinton Smith

BIOGRAPHY:

Born in Utah and raised in California, Rand has drawn since he can remember. At seventeen he was invited to work at Gaines Bros. Signs of Sunnyvale.  This experience helped him realize the possibility of a career using his talent.


While earning his BFA, Rand was hired as a part-time Coursebook Illustrator for BYU Independent Study.  He also provided illustrations for Historical Highlights, educational video clips for children, aired on local PBS.


While earning his MFA degree at Arizona State University, Rand began selling sculpture in the Scottsdale gallery market.  And during the summer, between semesters, he worked as an airbrush artist for Tower Records.


Graduating in 1995, Rand was trained as a cranial sculptor for Cranial Technologies, modifying the head shapes of babies with a condition known as Positional Plagiocephaly.  Before long, Rand began working for himself as a studio artist.  His interest in the figure and symbolism in design led to additional representation in Palm Desert CA, Nashville TN, Boulder CO, and Santa Fe NM.


In 2000, Rand was hired by Cottey College, to strengthen their art foundation courses and improve studios and equipment.  He continued to create art for his galleries and began entering juried shows across the country.


In 2011, Rand returned to the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, signing on as Coordinator of Traditional Foundations with the UVU Department of Art and Visual Communications.  Currently represented by Wilde Meyer in Arizona, he continues to show in juried exhibitions across the country.