Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrew Smith

Artist, Maker

Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrew Smith is a painter working consistently with colour exploring different methodologies including exhibition projects (Edge of Colour 2012 - 15 and Colour Equilibrium 2018) and exploring the cultural context of exchange by establishing links with international partners (most recently, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Australia, and India). He has worked on public art projects

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    Artist Statement

    Andrew Smith is a painter working consistently with colour exploring different methodologies including exhibition projects (Edge of Colour 2012 - 15 and Colour Equilibrium 2018) and exploring the cultural context of exchange by establishing links with international partners (most recently, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Australia, and India). He has worked on public art projects and commissions exploring colour in terms of location and scale (Barry 2009, Cardiff 2010, Russia 2011 and Llandudno 2019). Curated projects include Re/take Re/invent (2016). Andrew was artist in residence at Sauerbier House, South Australia for three months in 2018. As an educator, he has taught throughout his career and until 2017 was Director of Fine Art at Bangor University. 

    CV & Education

    EXHIBITIONS

    2019 Vision and Form, Alliance Francaise de Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India (joint)

    2019 Jingkieng, Artist Point International Residency, Meghalaya, India

    2019 SFSA Paint Open, noformat gallery, Deptford, London

    2019 3rd International Painting Plein Air “Valdis Bušs 2019”, Vilaka Municipality in collaboration with Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre, Latvia

    2019 bauhaus100 CARN, Caernarfon

    2019 PAINT PS Mirabel, Manchester

    2019 Colourscapes, Royal Cambrian Academy (solo)

    2018 - 19 Colour Surface Light, Sauerbier House AiR, South Australia (solo)

    2018 - 19 A Liverpool Bestiary. Liverpool John Moores University Print Project presented at IMPACT 10 Palacete Del Embarcadero, Santander; ATINER Athens; Avenue HQ, Liverpool; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; The Williamson Gallery; The Walker Art Gallery; 500x gallery, Texas.

    2018 Royal Cambrian Academy 136th Annual Exhibition

    2018 Colour Equilibrium, noformat gallery, Deptford London (solo)

    2018 Insight with Helfa Gelf at Oriel Mostyn

    2016 R E-T A K E / R E-I N V E N T, Storiel Bangor, Oriel Ynys Môn, Royal Cambrian Academy

    2016 El Arreciado V International Wool Sculpture Symposium, Spain

    2015 Real Time Art From Wales, CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy

    2015 Edge of Colour II, Ucheldre Arts Centre, Holyhead

    2015 RCA in Cardiff, Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff

    2015 Royal Cambrian Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition

    2014 In and Out of the Citadel Galeria Kobro, Akademia Strzeminski, Lodz

    2014 ‘9’ The Presence of Absence. Llawn 02, Llandudno with Llandudno Museum, RCA and Culture Colony

    PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

    2019 Dhrupad Sansthan, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Joint mural with Siraj Saxena as tribute to Pandit Ramakant Gundecha

    2019 Llawn Festival Mural Project: John Street Mural, Llandudno

    2014 Seven Traces Contemporary Arts Festival, Caernarfon in association with Bocs

    2013 WAVY BANNERS, ET4U contemporary art, West Jutland, Denmark

    2011 LONG STORIES FOR PERM: SPEED OF COLOUR. Perm, Russia. Public Art project with Museum of Contemporary Art Perm.

    GRANTS & AWARDS

    2018 International Opportunities Fund Grant from Wales Arts International

    2014 – 17 Arts Council of Wales, Large Organisation Grant for project RE-TAKE/RE-INVENT

    CURATION

    2014 - 2016 R E-T A K E / R E-I N V E N T. Curator and Project Coordinator. 16 artists make new work from Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales collection with partner galleries Oriel Ynys Mo^n; Royal Cambrian Academy, Storiel.

    WRITING

    2016 Re-take Re-invent: Engaging Studio Practice for Learning: New Art from Past Art. AD National Society for Education in Art and Design, Autumn 2016 Issue 17, p.26. ISSN 2046-3138

    2015 The Conversation. Editor’s Choice: The world’s most expensive painting is too sexually explicit for Fox news