Stuart Smith was born in the UK and lives and works in Sydney. His painting practice addresses car culture, militarisation and warfare. Smith deploys painting strategies to explore different genres, histories and types of legacies from the digital age and the history of painting to reconstitute and move around his subject. His most recent oil paintings of war objects feature vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) found in conflicts throughout the Middle East.These paintings reference abstraction, a painterly play of space and graphic virtual space. Smith has been a finalist in numerous awards including the EMSLA (2017, 2016, 2013, 2012) and Callen Art Award (2018, 2017). He is graduate with a Master of Fine Art from the National Art School, Sydney in 2018, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Art, from the University of Bretton Hall (1998).

Exhibitions

  • 2018 Group Show Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Gallery
  • 2017 Group Show, ‘EMSLA’ Wollongong Art Gallery
  • 2017 Group Show Calleen Art Award Cowra Regional Gallery
  • 2016 Group Show, ‘EMSLA Art Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
  • 2016 Group Show, Still Life, Gallery Klei, Sydney
  • 2016 Group Show, 20×20, Gallery Klei, Sydney
  • 2015 Gyeonggi ANSAN International Art Fair, South Korea
  • 2014 Group Show, Warringah Studio Artists Exhibition, Sydney
  • 2014 ‘Motorclassica’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  • 2014 Group Show, Albany Art Prize Finalist WA
  • 2014 Group Show, ‘The Lab’ Art Pharmacy, Sydney
  • 2014 Solo Show, ‘A Model Society’ Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘Nouvelle’ Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘EMSLA Art Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘One to One’, Hong Kong
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘Sedate/Stimulate’ aMBUSH Gallery – Art Pharmacy
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘Storytellers’ Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
  • 2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW
  • 2012 Group Show, ‘Art Concerning Environment’ Scope Gallery, Vic
  • 2012 Group Show, ‘EMSLA Art Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
  • 2012 Group Show, Camberwell Rotary Art Prize, Melbourne
  • 2012 Milk Factory Gallery , Bowral, NSW
  • 2012 Hathill Gallery, Blue Mountains, NSW
  • 2011 Group Show, National Trust Harper’s Mansion Art Prize, Sydney
  • 2011 Group Show, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
  • 2011 Milk Factory, Bowral, NSW
  • 2011 Hathill Gallery, Blue Mountains, NSW
  • 2006 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2006 Group Show, Liberty Gallery, Kings Hill, UK
  • 2005 Omell Galleries, London, UK
  • 2005 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2004 Omell Galleries, London, UK
  • 2004 Group Show, ‘Still Life Still Lives’, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2004 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2003 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2002 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2001 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2000 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 1999 Group Show, ‘Aphrodisia’, Rainmaker Gallery, Manchester UK