Instructors and Staff

Meet the GEC team

Assistant Professor, Glass Art

Madeline Rile Smith

Madeline Rile Smith uses glass as a performative vehicle to consider notions of intimacy, compromise, and embodiment. Informed by her background in music, she creates objects and videos that explore connection and isolation. Madeline’s work has been exhibited in venues throughout the US and internationally, including the Museum of Arts and Design, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, the Toyama Glass Art Museum, and in New Glass Review 41 and 35. She earned an MFA in glass at Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA in glass from Tyler School of Art. A passionate educator, she has instructed glassworking in schools and institutions throughout the East Coast, including Rochester Institute of Technology, UrbanGlass and The Crefeld School. Madeline is currently an adjunct professor of glass art at Salem Community College and Tyler School of Art. She is a recipient of a commission award for Glass Meet the Future 2021 with North Lands Creative. You can see more of her work at or @madhotglass.

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