Claudia Smigrod

Professor of Photography
Degree programs: 
Associate Fine Arts
BFA Fine Art Photography

Personal Information

Claudia Smigrod is a Professor of Photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. In addition, she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College in 2002, and is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at The University of Georgia, Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy from 1999 to present.

Ms. Smigrod, an artist based in the Washington, D.C. area, completed Portraits of Innocence and Neighborhood Watch in 1989 and 2008 respectively. These two portfolios were featured in The Washington Post Magazine, June 28, 2009, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, July 1–August 9, 2009. Neighborhood Watch is a photographic survey of 20 individuals over the course of 20 years, accompanied with the participants' text. Her most recent exhibition, Paradigm Shift, Orlando Museum of Art, March 3–May 1, 2011, again deals with the relationship of text and image.

Ms. Smigrod's photographs are included in the permanent collections of The Polaroid Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Chrysler Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Greenville County Museum of Art, Comune di Cortona, Cortona, Italy, Georgia Power, and the United States Information Agency, among others.

Ms. Smigrod is represented by The Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Degree Title: 
M.F.A., Photography
College or University: 
College of Ceramics for the State of New York at Alfred University
College or University: 
The George Washington University
Exhibitions: 

Prof. Smigrod’s most recent exhibition, Paradigm Shift, appeared at the Orlando Museum of Art. 

Collections: 

Prof. Claudia Smigrod’s photographs are included in the permanent collections of The Polaroid Collection, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Chrysler Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Greenville County Museum of Art, and the United States Information Agency among others.

Publications: 

Prof. Smigrod’s photographic projects include Portraits of Innocence (1989) and Neighborhood Watch (2008), which were published in The Washington Post Magazine and exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2009. 

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Prof. Smigrod’s work deals with the relationship of text and image. She has been a visiting professor at Swarthmore College and at the University of Georgia through its Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. She is represented by The Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Photogram, 2010
Photogram, 2010