Dr. Laura Lake Smith



Smith’s current research examines the perplexing serial art of the American artist Richard Tuttle and currently, is the focus of a book project and several articles. Her other research interests include twentieth-century abstraction, time-based media, and the intersection of contemporary art and philosophy. Prior to coming to the University of Alabama at Huntsville, Smith taught at University of Georgia, Emory University, Coastal Carolina University, Belmont University, and Lipscomb University and worked at Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Laura Smith's CV


  • Ph.D., Art History, University of Georgia
  • M.A., Art History, Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Art History, University of Alabama

Classes Taught


  • College Art Association
  • Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Association of Historians of American Art
  • Association of Contemporary Art Historians
  • Southeastern College Art Association