Approved: 16.08.2006

Laura Gethen Smith

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I make geometric paintings using oil, acrylic or gouache. Working mainly on canvas or paper, the paintings often evolve as part of a series of pictures which may be continued over months or years finally presenting a collective statement about a theme. 

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  • Location: Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Private commissions, Collecting
  • Categories: Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
  • Tags: abstract, geometric, stripes, conceptual, minimal, contemporary, oil, acrylic, mixed media, commissions
 

Biography

I make geometric paintings using oil, acrylic or gouache. Working mainly on canvas or paper, the paintings often evolve as part of a series of pictures which may be continued over months or years finally presenting a collective statement about a theme. 

Work on paper includes collage and drawing with drawings frequently leading to small pieces in gouache or ink and these I consider as paintings in their own right though they may also be the concept for a larger work on canvas.

CV & Education

Studios

  • 2003 - 2014: Bournemouth Gardens Studios, Folkestone, Kent
  • 1995 - 2003: Art in Perpetuity Trust, Deptford, London
  • 1975 - 1979: New Crane & Metropolitan Wharf, Wapping, London

Training

  • St. Martin's School of Art, London
  • City & Guilds of London Art School
  • Croydon College of Art

Lecturer in Fine Art

  • Kent Adult Education Service
  • Adult Education College for Bexley
  • Community Education Lewisham
  • Wandsworth Council Adult Education Service
  • Greenwich Community College
  • Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Workers Education Authority
  • Northumberland County Council Adult Education Service
  • Inner London Education Authority 
  • Manpower Services Commission

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2010 - Recent Work, The Cube Gallery, Folkestone, Kent
  • 2005 - Harlequin Gallery, London
  • 2004 - Ashford Library Gallery, Ashford, Kent
  • 2003 - Harlequin Gallery, London
  • 2001 - Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich, London
  • 1996 - Limelight Gallery, Lewisham, London
  • 1995 - Berwick upon Tweed Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Northumberland 
  • 1992 - Picture Gallery, Peebles, Scotland
  • 1992 - Robson Gallery, Selkirk, Scotland
  • 1992 - Windmill Hole Studio, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
  • 1991 - Berwick upon Tweed Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Northumberland.

Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 - Twentieth, Art in Perpetuity Trust Gallery, Deptford, London
  • 2015 - Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France 
  • 2015 - Humber to the Wash, The Ropewalk, Barton upon Humber, Nth Lincolnshire
  • 2015 - Open Exhibition, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, East Yorkshire
  • 2014 - Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France 
  • 2013 - Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
  • 2012 - "inventaire", le Hang'Art, 5 rue Dominique Villars, Grenoble, France
  • 2012 - Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
  • 2011 - Other Spaces, Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable, Kent
  • 2011 - Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France 
  • 2011 - South East Summer Exhibition, The Grand, Folkestone, Kent
  • 2006 - New Directions, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone, Kent
  • 2005 - Picture This 2, Sassoon Gallery, Folkestone, Kent
  • 2005 - South East Open Studios, Kent
  • 2004 - Picture This, County Gallery, Maidstone, Kent
  • 2004 - South East Open Studios, Kent
  • 2004 - The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London
  • 2003 - Robson Gallery, Selkirk, Scotland
  • 2003 - Scott Gallery, Hawick, Scotland
  • 2002 - Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
  • 2002 - APT Open Studios, Deptford, London
  • 2002 - Watch This Space, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone, Kent
  • 2001 - APT Open Studios, Deptford, London
  • 2000 - APT Open Studios, Deptford, London
  • 1999 - APT Open Studios & Gallery Exhibition, Deptford, London
  • 1998 - APT Open Studios, Deptford, London
  • 1997 - APT Open Studios, Deptford, London
  • 1996 - APT Open Studios, Deptford,  London
  • 1995 - Art in Perpetuity Trust Inaugural Open Studios and Gallery, London
  • 1995 - Art House, Lewisham, London
  • 1994 - Hexham Abbey, Hexham, Northumberland
  • 1993 - Windmill Hole Studio, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
  • 1980 - Ten Painters, Seven Dials Gallery, London

Corporate commissions

  • 2011 - THE BRITISH ART PROJECT, Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall Place, London 

Public Collections

  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed Borough Council, Northumberland
  • Paintings in Hospitals

Private Collections

  • UK, Europe, USA, Australia