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Iā€™m an American painter and visual artist currently based in New York City. Born in Lubbock, TX, I have lived a nomadic lifestyle since childhood.

My work is about processing living in the 21st century. Whether it be landscape or portraits, I am drawn to a sense of disconnect or remoteness. I use memory, photos and sketches to start, then let my imagination take over.

As an adult, I found myself in the influential company of seasoned musicians, photographers and eclectic beings including ex-Weezer-turned-outsider artist, Mikey Welsh with whom I collaborated on paintings with a year before his untimely death in 2011.

Contact:

e-mail: vsmithpaints@gmail.com


Education:

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, B.F.A., Boston, MA

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:

2019 Arteles Creative Center, Finland

2017 New York Mills Artist Residency, MN

2015 Berkeley Studio Artist Residency, 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