Chris D. Smith

BPOS3 / 2016 / acrylic, charcoal and oil on canvas / 40" x 36" / PLS INQ
BPOS4 / 2016 / acrylic, charcoal and oil on canvas / 40" x 36" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM43 / 2016 / acrylic and collage on panel / 9" x 11" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM44 / 2016 / acrylic and charcoal on panel / 20" x 16" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM45 / 2016 / acrylic and collage on panel / 9" x 11" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM33 / 2014 / acrylic, charcoal and oil on panel / 20" x 16" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM39 / 2015 / acrylic collage and transfer on panel / 9" x 11" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM42 / 2015 / acrylic collage and transfer on panel / 20" x 26" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM41 / 2015 / acrylic, charcoal, and oil on canvas / 40" x 36" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM38 / 2015 / acrylic, charcoal, and oil on canvas / 40" x 36" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM37 / 2015 / acrylic, charcoal, graphite, and collage on panel / 20" x 16" / PLS INQ
Quizás Mañana / 2015 / acrylic collage and transfer on panel / 9" x 11" / PLS INQ
Untitled IM40 / 2015 / acrylic collage and transfer on panel / 9" x 11" / PLS INQ

Chris D Smith
Lives and works in Chicago, IL
chris@cdsmithstudio.com
cdsmithstudio.com

Education

Master of Arts, summa cum laude, 2008-2009
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Award of Excellence: Distinguished Graduate Student

Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2003-2006
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science, Operations Management and Information Systems, 1992-1998
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Exhibitions

2016
-Evanston Art Center, Group Show, DIALOGUE CHICAGO: 12, curated by Sarah Krepp, Evanston, IL

2015
-The Ohio State University at Lima, Farmer Family Gallery, Solo Show, Quizás Mañana, Lima, OH
-Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery, Group Show, All-In, curated by Karen Azarnia, Riverside, IL

2014
-Bruno David Gallery, Project Room, Group Show, Untitled, curated by Keri Robertson, St.Louis, MO
-Packer Schopf Gallery, downstairs, Group Show, Chicago, IL
-Bruno David Gallery, Front Room, Solo Show, Interaction, St. Louis, MO

2013
-Gallery 175, Two Person Show, Chris D Smith and Robert Burnier, All the King’s Horses, 175 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL
-Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Taking Chances, Curated by Sarah Krepp, Evanston, IL
-Monmouth College, Hewes Library, Gallery 204, Push, Solo Show, Monmouth, IL

2012
-Illinois State Museum (Chicago), some DIALOGUE, Chicago, IL
-Governors State University – Visual Arts Gallery, National Juried Exhibition: Ways of Making, Jurors: Aaron Ott (Curator) and Jason Foumberg (editor, columnist,freelance writer and critic), University Park, IL
-Matthew Marks Gallery, WaterKeeper Alliance: ArtForWater Benefit–Auction, Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Jeff Koons, New York, NY

2011
-Walnut Ink Gallery, Unspoken Language, Solo Show, Michigan City, IN

2009
-The Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BareWalls, Chicago, IL
-Tarble Arts Center, When I Grow Up…, Graduate Art Exhibition, Charleston, IL,
-The Paper Café, Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Charleston, IL

2008
-Art Fart, Group Show, Charleston, IL
-estudiotres, Summer Group Show, Chicago, IL

2007
-G2 Gallery, SAIC Undergraduate Exhibition, Chicago, IL

2005
-New Space Chicago (Lloyd Dobler Gallery), Chicago, IL
-Avant Grande, Resolution Digital Studios, Chicago, IL
-New Space Chicago (Lloyd Dobler Gallery), Chicago, IL

Lectures, Presentations, Publications

-Publication: Neoteric Art (neotericart.com), The WIP Project: What Is Painting?featuring Chris D. Smith, Chris D Smith, February 24, 2016
-Interview: by Alan Pocaro, Bluestem Magazine,December, 2015
-Review: Bad at Sports, The Water’s Mirror of the Sky: “All In” At The Riverside Art Center, Kevin Blake, February 4, 2015
-Press: Chicago Art World, Paul E. Germanos, “All In” at Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery, January 26, 2015
-Lecturer for Chris Cosnowski of the American Academy of Art, Chicago at Linda Warren Gallery, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
-Catalogue: ‘Interaction’, essay by Robin Dluzen, afterword by Bruno L. David. Bruno David Gallery Publications, 2015
-Lecturer at Freeport High School, College and Career Center, Freeport, IL, 2014
-Alive Magazine, The 314: 5 Best Visual Art Exhibits Or Fairs This May, Katie Davis, MAY 6, 2014
-Review: New City Art, Eye Exam: My Top Art Picks for Chicago and the Midwest 2013, Pedro Velez, Dec 12, 2013
-Visiting Artist: student critiques, public lecture and solo exhibition, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, December 2012 and February 2013

-Press: Artist Chris Smith Talking Shop, by ChicagoArts
-MartinJon Garcia, Published on March 21, 2013
-Juror: Governors State University
-2012 Illinois Community College Juried Exhibition, January 27 -March 2012
-Review: Chris D. Smith’s “Unspoken Language”, Review by Zachary Johnson on The Chicago Arts Archive -Sixty Inches From Center
-Interview: Sitting Down With Chris Smith, Zachary Johnson, Sixty Inches From Center, Mar 31, 2011
-Lecturer for Paul Klein, KLEIN ARTIST WORKS at Linda Warren Gallery, November 22, 2010
-Lecturer for Loretta Bourque from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at Linda Warren Gallery, 2009

Experience

-Director, Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL, 2009 – 2015
-Gallery Assistant, estudiotress, Chicago, IL, 2008
-Search Engine Optimization, Google / DoubleClick, Chicago IL, 2007-2008
-Software Support, Training and Sales, Information Resources, Inc., Chicago, IL,1998-2002
-Micro-Computer Trainer / Desktop Publisher, Department of Transportation, Dixon, IL, 1996-1997