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Greg Smith (born 1970 in DeKalb, IL) is an American interdisciplinary artist based out of Brooklyn, NY.


Early life and education

Smith was born in DeKalb, IL in 1970. He relocated to Massachusetts where he received a BA from Amherst College in 1993. In the year 2000, Smith graduated from Harvard University with a PhD in Physics in May 2015.

It was not until 2005 that Smith received an MFA from Hunter College in New York City after looking for a change from the world of science.

Career and Work

Smith’s art practice consists of Installation art, sculpture, and video.

Smith has exhibited artwork nationally and internationally. Outside of New York, he has had solo shows in Chattanooga TN, Chicago IL, and Grinnell IA. He has also participated in group exhibitions at institutions nationally; The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, GA, Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY. This includes film screenings at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. Reviews of his work have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, and Paper Mag. Smith has representation in New York with the Susan Inglett Gallery.

Smith has also received awards and grants for achievements in his art, most notably the John Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for Film and Video. He has also received the Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant in 2010 and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Art Grant.

John Yau, in a Hyperallergic article, describes Smith as “an absurdist inventor, a performer attracted to risk, a scientist he did get a PhD in Physics from Harvard, by the way, an analytical storyteller who refuses to settle for easy parodies, and, perhaps most importantly, an artist who is too self-respectful to take shortcuts or feints.”

Solo exhibitions

  • 2014 Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN
  • 2014 Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • 2014 “Quality Uncertain: The Market for Lemons”, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA
  • 2012 “ners Banners Banners Ban”, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • 2010 “Bearded”, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • 2008 “Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • 2007 Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL
  • 2006 Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • 2005 White Columns, NYC
  • Group exhibitions

  • 2014 9/50 Summit, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
  • 2014 “Making Space”, Curated by Susanne Doremus, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 2012 “Art on Paper”, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
  • 2009 Dark Fair, Cologne, Germany
  • 2008 “The Way Things Go” Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
  • 2007 “High Five: Emerging Art in America”, CW Network, Burbank, CA
  • 2006 White Columns Benefit Auction, NYC
  • 2006 “Cluster” Curated by Katie Holten, Participant Inc#, NYC
  • 2005 “Hunch and Flail”, Curated by Amy Sillman, Artists Space, NYC
  • 2005 “First Look” Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
  • 2005 “Thesis Show”, Hunter College Art Museum, NYC
  • References

    Greg Smith (artist) Wikipedia

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