Christopher Smith Resume

Christopher Smith
1424 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
215-755-2950 Telephone
chris@smithsculptor.com E-mail
smithsculptor.com

Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, BFA, 1984

Exhibitions

2017

The English Romantic Poets, Dohm Alley, Pinceton, NJ

84 Annual Award Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens, SC

Fleisher Art Memorial 118th Annual Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Cerulean Arts' 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

A More Perfect Union? Power, Sex, and Race in the Representation of Couples, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Sixth Annual Art Show, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, PA

Fourth Biennial Winter Group Show: Snowflake, Philadelphia, PA

 

2016

Master Sculptor Group Exhibition, Rainey Sculpture Pavilion of Brookgreen Gardens, SC

Fleisher Faculty Exhibit, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

The Nude Figure: Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA


2015    
Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Telling Stories, Annual Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

82 Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens, SC

Fleisher Faculty Exhibit, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2014    
Depth of Field, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Selected Group Exhibition, Galleriet, Strömstad, Sweden

2013    
81st Annual Hudson Valley Art Association Juried Exhibition, Old Lyme, CT
80th Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, Tampa Museum of Art and Brookgreen Gardens, SC
Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012    
79th Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen
Gardens, SC
Beyond Rodin: Contemporary Figure Sculpture, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Sculpture for a New Century, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY

Fleisher Faculty Exhibit, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2011    
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Sculpture New Hope, New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA

Fleisher Faculty Exhibit, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2010    
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Ellarslie Open, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

Fleisher Faculty Exhibit, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2009    
Sculpture, The Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ
Visiting Artists Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL
Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Form in Space, Payne Gallery at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

2008    
Solo Faculty Fellowship Show, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery in the Garden, Hawk Mountain, PA
Buckingham Valley Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Buckingham, PA
Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
3rd Annual Juried Show, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN

2007    
Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Uninhibited, Touchet Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Field of Vision, Penn State Berks, Reading, PA
JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA    
Art in City Hall: Metals and More, Philadelphia, PA

2006    
Zelli Porcelain Award Juried Show, London
Buckingham Valley Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Buckingham, PA
Sculpture New Hope, New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA
Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
72nd Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, New York and Brookgreen Gardens, SC

2005    
Gallery in the Garden, Hawk Mountain, PA
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Sticks and Stones: The Making of a Sculpture Garden, Devault, PA
71st Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, New York

2004    
JMS Gallery, Chestnut Hill, PA
Reflections of Nature, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
70th Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, New York and Brookgreen Gardens, SC

2003    
Realism 2003 II, Stage Gallery, Massapequa, NY
National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002    
Art of the State, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
23rd Annual Juried Show, Abington Center for the Arts, Abington, PA

2001    
Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999    
Wall-to-Wall Nudes, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998    
Mayfair National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
21st Annual Bucks County Sculpture Show, Doylestown, PA
Figurative Small Works Exhibition, Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

1997    
20th Annual Bucks County Sculpture Show, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown,
PA
Figures at an Exhibition, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1987    
New Works, Pavillion Gallery, Mt. Holly, NJ
The Human Form, Loft Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Work in collections
Brookgreen Gardens, SC
Seven Bridges Foundation, Greenwich, CT
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Affiliations
Elected into the National Sculpture Society as Fellow, 2013
Elected as a board member of The National Sculpture Society, 2013–2016

Awards

Rainey Master Sculptor Residency at the Carroll A. Cambell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture, 2016

Best in Sculpture, The Nude Figure: Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center 2016
Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor, American Artists Professional League, 2013
Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize, National Sculpture Society, 2013
Pietro Montana Award, Hudson Valley Art Association, 2013
Lillian Heller Curator’s Award, Chesterwood, 2010
Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship, Fleisher Art Memorial, 2008
Teaching portion, Frank Gasparo Memorial Fellowship, Fleisher Art Memorial, 2007 and 2003
20th Annual Gary Long Memorial Lecture, Fleisher Art Memorial, 2006
Third Place in Sculpture, 2nd International ARC Salon Competition, 2005
Pietro Montana Memorial Award, 70th Annual Awards Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, 2003
First Prize, 21st Annual Bucks County Sculpture Show, 1998

Commissions

Heriitage Ship Relief Sculpture HMS Vanguard, The Vanguard Group, Malvern, PA, 2015
Brawlin Spitfire Wrestlers, sculpture for artist Mickalene Thomas, Cerealart, 2007
Wall ornament series, Shrine for Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI, 2007
Two, 7-panel friezes for video teleconference rooms, GlaxoSmithKline, Conshohocken, PA, 2002
Compass Rose sculpture used in photography, The Vanguard Group, Malvern, PA, 2000
“Squid” newel post and banister, Henri David, jeweler, Philadelphia, PA, 1992
For sculptor Stephen Robin:
Assisted on enlarging plaster patterns, Trenton War Memorial Project, Trenton, NJ, 2001
Assisted on enlarging two direct plaster patterns for casting in aluminum, General Services Administration for the Ronald Reagan Federal Building, Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C., 1995

Teaching
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2006-present
Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, IL, 2009
Teacher in conjunction with Dirt on Delight, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA, 2003
Whitemarsh Community Art Center, Lafayette Hill, PA, 2000-2002

Bibliography

Michael Lieberman, "Woodmere Art Museum's A More Perfect Union combines the personal and the political." Art Blog April 30, 2017

Amore Perfect Union? Power, Sex, and Race in the Representation of Couples (catalogue), Woodmere Art Museum, January 31, 2017

Allison Malafronte, "Three to Watch" Fine Art Connoisseur, November/December 2016

Wolfgang Mabry, "Narrative in Contemporary Relief Sculpture" Sculpture Review Spring 2016
A.D. Amorosi, “Ancient Form, Modern Muse,” The Inquirer, December 12, 2014
Patricia Delahanty, “Sculpture for a New Century Debuts at New SUNY College,” Sculpture Review, Summer 2012
Susan Hodara, “The Human Form, Unleashed,” New York Times, June 3, 2012
Matthew Palczynski, Essay, Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the Present (catalog), Woodmere Art Museum, 2012
Sculpture Profile, National Sculpture Society News Bulletin, March-April 2012
Gwen Shrift, “‘Sculpture New Hope’ Polished to High Sheen,” Bucks County Courier Times, May 8, 2011
Wolfgang Mabry, “New Materials, Ideas, and Imperatives,” Sculpture Review, Winter 2010
Cate McQuaid, “Standing Up to Their Surroundings,” Boston Globe, September 19, 2010
Lesley Ann Beck, “Unexpected Beauty,” Berkshire Living, July 2010
Hugh McNichol, “Developing Catholic Artistic Quality,” Blogger News Network, May 27, 2008
Ron Schira, “Perfect Setting Enhances a Wealth of Sculptural Works,” Reading Eagle, August 19, 2007
John O'Hern, “Something from Nothing,” American Art Collector, August 2007
Deborah McLeod, “Letting Loose: A Triumvirate of Artists Explores the Supposedly Unsuppressed,” Baltimore City Paper, June 20, 2007
Marilyn J. Fox, “Outdoor Sculpture Show Features Regional Artists,” Blue & White, Spring 2007
Kalli Scogna, “Loaned Sculptures Give Face Lift to Berks Campus Landscape,” Penn State Berks Collegian, Issue 3, Fall 2006
Donna Hassler, Guest Curator’s Statement, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2005
(brochure), National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2005
Gordon J. Alt, Essay, 71st Annual Awards Exhibition (catalog), National Sculpture Society, 2005
Edward J. Sozanski, “Galleries Take a Vacation from the Usual,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 16, 1999