Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith

Foster, RI, United States

About Kerry Smith

Much of my artwork is created from direct observation. Other times I prefer a slower pace with the limitless possibilities of working from imagination. With a life model the time constraint fosters urgency and intuitive responses. The most satisfying images are those in which discoveries beyond my intention are realized, where I find myself surprised or slightly bewildered.

Education

MFA-Painting, Southern Illinois University, IL, USA
BFA-Painting, East Carolina University, NC, USA

Exhibitions

2017 INFLUENCES, Dryden Gallery, Providence, RI

2013 KERRY SMITH PORTRAITS AND FIGURES, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI

19 ON PAPER 25th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Newport Museum of Art, Newport, RI

RHODE ISLAND PORTRAIT ARTISTS, Gallery at 30 Cutler St., Warren, RI

RIAEA EXHIBIT, Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

2012 RECENT FIGURES, AS220 Main Gallery, Providence, RI

2011 FIGURE WORKS, The Mill Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

2011 OPEN PAINTING 2011, Juror Jane Goldman, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2010 BODY LANGUAGE, Juror George Nick, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

PAWTUCKET OPEN STUDIOS, Pawtucket, RI

2009 FIGURE DRAWINGS, Rebel Headquarters, Providence, RI

2008 WORKS ON PAPER, Imago Gallery, Juror Bill Newkirk (RISD), Warren, RI

2007 VISION CREATIVA, URI Feinstein, Providence, RI

THE GATHERING, "A collaborative effort between local artists and urban developments", Austin, TX

2006 AUSTIN FIGURATIVE PROJECT, Gutterkitty, Austin, TX

THE LIFE DRAWING SHOW, Austin Visual Arts Association, Austin, TX

NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS, Publication, Southern Region 1998


HONORS:
2013 Honorable Mention, RIAEA EXHIBIT, Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

2008 Imago Foundation for the Arts Award, WORKS ON PAPER, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI

1996 Friends of Art Award, GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

1995 Metzy Appel Memorial Prize, PORTRAIT EXHIBITION, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO

Acquisition Award, 51ST WABASH VALLEY EXHIBITION, Sheldon Swope Museum, Terra Haute, IN

Friends of Art Award, GRADUATE EXHIBITION, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

1992 Best of Show, ANNUAL ILLUMINA ART COMPETITION, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

1991 Honorable Mention, NATIONAL COLLEGIATE WORKS ON PAPER, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI