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

2017 

Radiant Greige, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Paintings, Milani Gallery, Brisbane

2015 

Adjacent Possible, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

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 Street Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne

2008 

Gemma Smith, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

New Paintings & Sculptures, 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

2002 

A Texta in the Briefcase, Briefcase Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 

Superposition of three types, Artspace, Sydney

Primavera at 25: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

2016 

Painting. More Painting, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

Another Green World, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

2015 

Everything and Nothing, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

Quarternary, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2014 

Pittsburgh Biennial, Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, Pittsburgh

Certain Abstract Things from the Griffith University Art Collection, Griffith University Art

Gallery, Brisbane

Forcefields, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2013 

AfterPrima PostVera, Australia Council for the Arts, Sydney

2012 

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

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Deep Space: new acquisitions 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

2011 

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

Sydney

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

2010 

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

2009 

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

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

2008 

Primavera 2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2007 

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

Shoebox, Bell Street Projects, Vienna

2006 

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

Eldorado, Downtown, Adelaide

2005 

DEAD FAMOUS; New Australian Painting, Raw Gallery, Berlin

2001

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

2000 

Modulations, Newspace, Sydney

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

1999 

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 (Art Gallery of New South Wales), Cite Internationale des arts, Paris

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

NAVA Visual Arts and Crafts Grant

Project Grant, Individual Professional Development, Arts Queensland

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

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

Primavera Catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008

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  

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Artbank, Sydney

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Queensland Art Gallery, Sydney

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

Deakin University, Victoria

Murdoch University, Perth

University of Queensland, Brisbane

Queensland College of Art + Griffith Artworks, Brisbane

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

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.

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

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

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

2004 

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

2003 

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