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I am an American artist based in New York City.

I depict my experience of environments, emotions and memories in an interconnected way.

Realizing the advantage of limitation as a means towards self liberation, I choose to work in solitude with minimal materials.

Living in a fast-paced, stressful world has proven to be unhealthy. Getting lost, allowing my mind to wander and lose track of time gives me access to imagination and awareness.

I earned my B.F.A. in painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

I have been accepted into Finland's Arteles Creative Center's artist residency, Silence Awareness Existence (March 2019), where I intend to get lost in every moment.

 

Contact:

e-mail: vsmithpaints@gmail.com

phone: 917-923-0866

 

Education:

SMFA at Tufts University, B.F.A., Boston, MA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019

- LA Art Show, bG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Small Works 2018, Trestle Gallery, New York City, NY

- Spectrum Gestalt 5, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2017

- No Big Heads, Hugh McPeck Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage

- 5x5x5 at Hammond Hall Gallery, University of Jacksonville, AL

- National Association of Women's Associate Member Exhibition, on-line

- 4th Annual Abstract Sanctuary Exhibition at Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR

- Visual AIDS Benefit Exhibition at Metro Pictures Gallery, New York City, NY

2011

- Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

- Little Skips, New York City, NY

2008

- 2nd Annual Siren Nation Festival, Portland, OR

- North End Gallery, Portland, OR

1996

- Broadway Gallery, New York City, NY

- Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York City, NY

 

Artist Residencies:

2017 New York Mills Artist Residency, MN

2015 Berkeley Studio Artist Residency, Taos, NM

 

Press:

Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 39

Art in New York City, February 2017

 

Public Collections:

Artezen Hotel, NYC

 

Private Collections:

United States

Germany

Norway