1983 MFA, SUNY Buffalo, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
1976 BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


2012 Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY
Books & Pieces, RIT Cary Graphic Arts Library, Rochester NY
2011 VisualBooks, Light Work, Syracuse NY
2008 Hands of Time, Le Petit Versailles, NY NY
2005 Monroe and Vicinity Invitational, Tower Fine Arts Gallery, Brockport NY
2003 Keith Smith & Scott McCarney: Artist’s Books,* Clifford Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton NY
2001 Upstate Invitational, Pyramid Arts Center @ Visual Studies Workshop gallery, Rochester NY
International Studio Residency Show, Hallwalls, Buffalo NY
2000 Book Projects, PABA Gallery, New Haven CT
Scott McCarney: Books From the Collection, Arts of the Book, Yale University
2000 K&S Books,* VisCom4 Gallery, Melbourne Australia
1997 Smart Books, University of Rochester, NY
Scott McCarney/Keith Smith,* Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia


2012 Springing to Life: Moveable Books and Mechanical Devices, University of Rochester NY
Innovations, Dowd Gallery, SUNY Cortland NY
2011 After Reasonable Research, Printed Matter, Inc. NYC
Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY
Follow-ed (After Hokusai), Arnolfini, Bristol UK
Embodied: Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, CT
2010 Beyond/In Western New York, WNYBAC, Buffalo NY
Fit to be Bound, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY
Speaking Volumes, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI
The Imaged Word, Albany International Airport, NY
Beyond Text & Image, Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington KY
2009 Miniature Books by American Artists, Baku Biennial, Azerbaijan
Writing Pictures, WNY Book Arts Collaborative, Buffalo NY
Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY
Readings & Artist Made Books, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY
Rare Editions: The Book as Art, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx NY
2008 Mapping Correspondence, The Center for Book Arts, New York NY
ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch Arts Center at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO
The Information Is Not Knowledge Project, Subfloor Gallery, Jersey City NJ
Intersections, Bridgewater State College Art Center, MA
Artists’ Books 2008, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo CA
Your Documents Please, travelling (Japan, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Mexico)
Stone Canoe Artists, Delavan Gallery, Syracuse NY
Re:shelving Initiative 3, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS
2007 Production, Not Reproduction: Offset Printed Artist Books, Center for Book Arts, NY
Action/Interaction, Columbia College Center for Book & Paper, Chicago IL
2006 Cover to Cover, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, UK
2005 Paper Trail, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY
NXT.Message, Koffler Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2004 Contemporary Book Forms, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University PA
Art Bar Artists, Ithaca NY
2003 Outside of a Dog: Paperbacks and Other Books by Artists, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead GB
Open for Action, The Center for Book Arts, New York NY
Splendid Pages: The Molly and Walter Bareiss Collection of Modern Illustrated Books, Toledo Museum of Art
Love and/or Terror, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson
2002 By Chance: Serendipity and Randomness in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Arts of the Book, Yale University
2001 Not for Publication: In the Spirit of the Book, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville NY
Zeros and Ones: Digital and Photo-based Works, University of St. Francis, Joliet IL
2000 Off the Shelf, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Back East: Artist’s books from the Northeastern states, San Francisco Center for the Book
Pages, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago IL
1999 The Art of the Book, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh PA
Unbound, gallery:untitled, Dallas, TX
A Book is not a Book is not a Book, Betty Rymer Gallery SAIC, Chicago IL
1998 Legible Forms: Contemporary Sculptural Books, (travelling), International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC
Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books, (travelling), The American Federation of Arts
1996 Artists’ Books in the Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa
IV Studio Internacional de Technologias de Imagem, SESC Pompéia, Sao Paulo Brazil
The Alternative Page, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1995 Science and the Artist’s Book, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington DC
One of a Kind, USIA Arts America travelling exhibition, South America and Near East
The International Library, Center for Book Arts, NY NY
Reinventing the Emblem, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT
1994 Art Ex Libris, Artspace, Richmond VA
Printed Matter Celebrates Stonewall 25, Printed Matter, New York NY
Book of the Future…Future of the Book, Florida State University, Tallahassee
1993 Beyond the Book: Contemporary Directions, Montgomery Gallery, Scripps College Claremont CA
1992 American Book Arts/Dialogues in Paper, Studio Gallery, Budapset Hungary
Volumination: The Book as Art Object, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita KS
The Library, Granary Books, NY NY


2011 New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (printmaking/drawing/book arts)
2010 Special Opportunity Stipend (materials grant), NYFA/ Rochester Arts & Cultural Council
2007 Special Opportunity Stipend (research grant), NYFA/ Rochester Arts & Cultural Council
2006 Studio West End Artist’s Residency, Brisbane Queensland, Australia
2005 Special Opportunity Stipend (travel grant), NYFA/ Rochester Arts & Cultural Council
2000 Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist Grant
1999 International Studio Program Residency, New York NY
1996 National Endowment for the Arts Mid Atlantic Regional Fellowship (works on paper)
1994 Artist in Residence, University of Southern Maine, Portland
1990 New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (print/drawing/artist books)


Umbrella, Autumn, 1984: Structure of the Visual Book, by Keith A. Smith, 1984–2005; American Craft, Feb/Mar 1985; Light/Heavy Light, Poltroon Press, 1985; Book Arts Review, April 1986; Contact Sheet 51, Light Work, Syracuse NY 1986; Umbrella, September, 1988; The Print Collector’s Newsletter, September-October, 1988; Northwest Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1989; Northwest Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1990; The Print Collector’s Newsletter, November-December, 1990; Art Papers, November/December 1993; The Print Collector’s Newsletter, September-October, 1994; Umbrella, December, 1994; The Washington Post, sec. H2, June 3, 1995; The Century of Artists’ Books, Granary Books 1995. AbraCadaBra #10, Spring 1996, Alliance for Contemporary Book Arts. The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists Books, by Renée Riese Hubert and Judd D. Hubert, Granary Books 1999; Shark 4, Summer 2002; Penland Book of Bookmaking, 2004; Fiberarts, Summer 2005; Stone Canoe, Issue 2, Syracuse University. 2008; Bound & Lettered, Vol. 8 No. 1, 2009; Beyond the Text: Artists’ Books from the Collection of Robert J. Ruben, 2010; No Translation Requied: Artists’ Books in Germany.Gerogia, Savannah College of Art and Design 2010; Beyond/In Western New York: Alternating Currents, 2010; Contact Sheet #165, 2011; Afterimage, Vol 39, No.6, 2012; Photography and the Artists Book, ed. T. Wilkie, J. Carson and R Miller, MuseumsEtc 2012


Bender Library, American University; Brooklyn Museum of Art Library; Cambridge University Library; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson AZ; Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY; Galvin Library, IIT; Houghton Rare Books Library, Boston MA; Independent Press Archive, Visual Studies Workshop; International Museum of Photography/George Eastman House, Rochester NY; István Király Múseum, Székesfehérvár Hungary; James Branch Cabel Library, Richmond, VA; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art Library, NY; Neuberger Museum, Purchase NY; New York Public Library; Newark Public Library, NJ; Ohio State University; Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA; Princeton University Graphic Arts Collection, NJ; Rochester Institute of Technology; Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami FL; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library, CA; Stanford University Library; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; UNC Chapel Hill; University of Pennsylvania; Regenstein Library, University of Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; UCLA; Yale University Library, New Haven CT; Private collections