Fred Smilde

Fred Smilde

Attleboro, MA, United States

About Fred Smilde

Fred Smilde’s background is in classical music. He has a Masters in piano performance from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He has recorded a CD, taught numerous classes in Music Theory and given many concerts. While in the Doctoral program at Peabody Conservatory, he decided it was in his best interest to leave. In October of 2008 after roughly 10 years of creative inactivity, he began to paint. In the process he has found the challenges and problems one faces in the two mediums (music and painting) are very similar though the technical means are different. One is faced with the utilization of space (time) to make a comprehensible whole. Structure in time becomes structure in space.
My paintings are in private collections throughout the world. If interested in originals feel free to contact me at


1992 University of RI Bachelor of Arts
1994 Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University- Masters in Piano Performance


Representative Exhibitions and awards:

Mar 2021 3rd place Circle Foundation for the Arts Artist of the Month Contest (cash award/interview)

Nov 2020 winner "Artist of the Future" award by Contemporary Art Curator Magazine

Mar-Apr 2020 "Smokeshow" The Lockwood Gallery NY

Feb- Mar 2020 Seagrave Group Exhibition Reed Gallery University of Cincinnati

CFA 2018 Artist of the Year Award- Finalist

2016-2018- refrained from public exhibitions for self imposed time of study (though continue to sell and display my work during this time)

2016 published in Berliner Art Book 2016

2014- Honorable Mention Artist's Magazine 2014 Annual Art Competition (abstract/experimental category)

2012 Attleboro Art Museum MA

2012 Non- Objective Art- Preservation Framer Art Gallery MA