Gemma Smith

 

Born in Sydney, Australia. Lives and works in Sydney, Australia. 

 

Education

    2004        

Bachelor Visual Arts, Honours, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane            

    1999        

Bachelor Visual Arts, Painting Studio, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney

 

Solo Exhibitions

    2015

Weight and Waver, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

    2014

PA Paintings, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

    2013

Gemma Smith, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

    2011

Tangle Paintings, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Gemma Smith, Turner Gallery, Perth

    2010

Collision and Improvisation, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Gemma Smith, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

Sudden Double, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

    2009

Entanglement Factor, Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Melbourne

    2008      

Gemma Smith, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

New Paintings & Scultpures, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

    2006      

Gemma Smith, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Paintings and Adaptables, Metro Arts, Brisbane

    2004      

Gemma Smith, The Farm Space, Brisbane

    2003        

Gemma Smith, MOP Projects, Sydney

A Texta in the Briefcase, Briefcase Gallery, Sydney

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

   2015

Quartnerary, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

   2014        

Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh

Certain Abstract Things from the Griffth University Art Collection, Griffth University Art Gallery, Brisbane

The Less there is to see the more important it is to look, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne

20/200, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Forcefields, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

    2013

Summer, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

10 Years - 30 Residencies, Turner Galleries, Perth

Group Show #26, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

AfterPrima PostVera, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney

Ten out of 10, MOP Projects, Sydney

    2012

Lightness & Gravity: Contemporary Works from the Collection, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Deep Space: new acquistions from the Australian Art Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Shifting Geometries, Embassy of Australia, Washington

Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Selected Works, New Acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

New 2011: Selected Recent Acquisitions, Univeristy Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Baker's Dozen, University of Technology Gallery, Sydney

Masculin Feminin (part 1), Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

    2011

Case Study: Gemma Smith Considers the Work of Margo Lewers, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney

New Psychadelia, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Rock Paper Scissors, Deloitte, Sydney

    2010 

Crawl 2: Three Moves, Seventh, Melbourne & Boxcopy, Brisbane

Territorial Pissings, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne

The Real Thing, Ispwich Art Gallery, Ipswich

An Oeurve Both Abundant and Diverse, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Sydney

Twenty Twenty, UTS Gallery, Sydney (touring)

    2009 

Cubism & Australian Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

The Shilo Project, Ian Potter Museum of Art (touring)

3d x 5, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2009, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Temperature 2, Museum of Brisbane. Temperature   

Dynamo Hum, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

    2008

SNO 44, SNO, Sydney

Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Primavera 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Repeat That Again, University Art Museum, University of Queensland

    2007       

All is Well that Begins Well and has no End, 80WSE, New York

Abstraction/ Architecture/ Space, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne

Lion, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Shoebox, Bell Street Projects, Vienna

    2006       

We’re Open, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Against the Amnesiac’s Lifestyle Showroom, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

Cones of Zontact, Loose Projects, Sydney

Eldorado, Downtown, Adelaide

    2005       

DEAD FAMOUS; New Australian Painting, Raw Gallery, Berlin

Top Ten, Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane

Manya Ginori, Reuben Keehan, Gemma Smith, Peloton Gallery, Sydney

Nascent, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

    2004      

Paranoid Realism, Blindside, Melbourne

Two for One, Two, MOP Projects, Sydney

Out of the Blue, MOP Projects, Sydney

New Drawing: The Line Fell off the Page, parallel program, Biennale of Sydney, UTS Gallery, Sydney

Painting, Virginia Wilson Fine Art, Sydney

    2003     

MOPLOG, Mop Projects, Sydney

MOP, inaugural exhibition, MOP Projects, Sydney

    2002     

Vicky Brown, Jorge Hubman, Robert Pulie, Gemma Smith, Block Gallery, Sydney.

Tracing, Briefcase Gallery, Sydney

Jason Markou, Nuha Saad, Gemma Smith, Penthouse and Pavement Gallery, Melbourne

Stitching: an Artisan Approach, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne

    2001    

Advent: An Exhibition in 24 parts, Scotts Church, Sydney

Big Bang 4, Ron and George Adams, Manya Ginori, Elizabeth Pulie, Reuben Keehan and Gemma Smith, Block Gallery, Sydney

Life continues to be free and easy...,, Imperial Slacks Gallery, Sydney

Suspended, First Draft Gallery and Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney

Something for the Ladies, Penthouse and Pavement Gallery, Melbourne

blue lotus section, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney

    2000    

Modulations, New Space, Sydney

the blue lotus section, group exhibition, Joes Gallery, Sydney

art as art..., Newcastle Emerging Artists Space, Newcastle

    1999    

art as art..., Newspace, Sydney

Gemma Smith and Philip Williams, Gallery 19, Sydney

Classy, Gallery 132, Sydney

    1998    

Everyday Episode, Gallery 132, Sydney

 

Awards and Grants

 

2013          New Work Grant (Mid Career), Australia Council for the Arts

2011          Turner Galleries, Artist in Residence, Perth

2009          Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship.

                 Project Grant, Arts Queensland

2008          Moya Dyring Studio, Cite Internationale des arts, Paris, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2006          New Work Grant (Emerging), Australia Council for the Arts

                 Project Grant, Arts Queensland

2005         Metro Arts – NBC Capital Scholarship (2006)

                Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Grant, American Australian Association

                Project Grant - Individual Professional Development, Arts Queensland

                NAVA Visual Arts and Crafts Grant

1997         University of Sydney Alumni Scholarship, awarded for duration of degree

                Chroma Art Prize, Sydney College of the Arts

 

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Younger, J, exhibition catalogue, The Art of the Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law Brisbane, 2013

NEWv2, exhibition Catalogue, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane , 2012

Case Study: Gemma Smith Considers the Work of Margo Lewis, Exhibition catalogue, Penrith Regional Gallery, 2011

Pennings, M, Gemma Smith and the Intuitive Abstract, Eyeline #72, August 2010

Gibson, P, Australian Art Review, August 2010

NEW08 Exhibition Catalogue, University Art Museum, University of Queensland, 2009

Cubism & Australian Art, Catalogue, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2009

Entanglement Factor - Catalogue, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2009

Hetherington, S, New Work: Gemma Smith, Art World, October 2008

Optimism, Contemporary Australia, Catalogue, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2008

Primavera Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008

Crimmings, (Producer), Queensland Painting Now, Sunday Arts, ABC, November 4 2007

Kubler, A, Queensland Painters: The New Breed, Art and Australia, August 2007

Betay, B, in living colour, Vogue Living Australia, May-June 2007

Smee, S, Between lines and layers of paint, The Australian, 14 December 2006

Smee, S, Effusions of Colour, The Australian, 23 September 2006

Markou, J, exhibition catalogue, Paintings and Adaptables, Metro Arts, Brisbane

Glass, A, and Kahn, J, exhibition catalogue, Against the Amnesiac’s Lifestyle Showroom, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, August 2006

Milani, J, Gemma Smith, exhibition catalogue, The Farm Space, November 2004

Two for One, Two, exhibition catalogue, MOP Projects, November 2004

Keehan, R, Out of the Blue, exhibition review, Local Art # 16, October 2004            

D’Cruz-Noble, T and Goh, E, exhibition catalogue, New Drawing: The Line Fell off the Page, University of Technology Gallery, Sydney, June 2004                     

Fortesque, E, Hidden Talents, Daily Telegraph, 19 June, 2001

Victoria, H, Critic's Pick, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July, 2000

 

Collections

 

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Artbank, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Deakin University, Victoria

Murdoch University, Perth

QIC, Brisbane

University of Queensland, Brisbane

Queensland College of Art + Griffith Artworks, Brisbane

Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane

UBS, Sydney

KPMG, Brisbane

NBC Capital, Brisbane

McCullough Robinson, Brisbane 

 

Public Art Projects

2013 Collaboration with the Spinifex Group for Vivid Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2012 Collision and Improvisation (ceiling artwork), Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, Brisbane. Architect: Architectus, Consulting Curator: Jay Younger, with Project Services - Department of Housing and Public Works, and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Project Management: with Cracknell and Lonergan.

2010 Synchro Adaptable (Red Oxide/Peach), Brisbane Airport, Brisbane. Project Manager and fabricator: UAP.

2009 Chessboard Painting #15 and Chessboard Painting #14, 400 George, Brisbane. Architect: Cox Rayner, Consulting Curator and art project Manager: Jacqueline Armistead, partners: Leighton Properties and Grosvener Australia, Builder: Theiss Australia.

        Wall Work, Dee Why, Sydney

2007 Glass lift and corresponding list shaft/ glass wall work, 333 Ann Street, Brisbane. Project Manager: Romy Willing, Architect: ML Design, partners: Devine Limited and Artworkers Alliance.

2006 Around Around, McK17 Public Art Project, McKell Building, Government Architects Office, Sydney

Other Projects

2011 Rittenhouse x Gemma Smith, Sydney

2009 Apres Record Covers, Future Classic, Sydney

2009 Kids: Contemporary Australia: Creating Projects for Children - Artists Perspectives, Conference: Art is for everyone: Programming for children and families in the art museum. Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

       Art is for everyone: Programming for children and families in the art museum. Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

       Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2008 Scarf Edition, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

        The Rug Project, Designer Rugs, Sydney

2007 Look Out Teacher Program: Howard Arkley, workshop and artist talk for teachers, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2006 Colour Constructions, student workshop, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

         Box City, children’s workshop, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2004 The Running Man, Local Art #11, cover image, May 2004

2003 Terrace Flats, The Material, centre image collaboration, Local Art #4, June 2003