.jeffrey smith

Jeffrey Smith continues to explore the relationship between pattern, nature and photography and to juxtapose subtle texture with thin washes of color over his preliminary, neutral palette on paper, canvas and wood. A mid-career painter, whose work has been widely exhibited in the Washington, Maryland and Virginia region, Jeffrey Smith has produced work during the last decade that has been described as “poetic…post-Greenbergian abstraction” in Art in America.

Artist Resume

J E F F R E Y   S M I T H                                                             



2015    Visual Arts Center, Tidewater Community College  Portsmouth, Virginia

2004    Two Natures McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia

2002   Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC                       

2000   District Fine Arts,  Washington, DC

1996   Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

1994   Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC

1992   de Andino Fine Arts, Washington, DC

1990   de Andino Fine Arts,  Washington, DC 



2012    Four Perspectives: Becoming MPA    McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Virginia

2010    Catalyst: 35 Years of Washington Project for the Arts Katzen Art Center, American     University

2010    Cream WPA Auction Katzen Art Center, American University

2010    More Photographs Than Bricks   Luther Brady Art Gallery, GW University

2008    Collectors Select   Arlington Arts Center

2006     PhotoGenesis   McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Virginia

2006     East West  Remix  Arlington Arts Center

2006    Hystoria DCAC   Washington, DC

1999   Council Room: The Artist Heraldry Show   McLean Project for the Arts, Emerson Gallery

1998   Ten Viewing Stations   Artscape 1998  Baltimore, Maryland

1996   Reclamation  Crosscurrents ‘96    University of Maryland,  College Park, Maryland 

1995   Three Visions   20th Anniversary Art Auction,  Washington Project for the Arts

              Washington, DC

1994   Crosscurrents '94   University of Maryland,  College Park, Maryland

1994   The Tree   Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA,  Washington, DC

1994   The Far Light   University of Maryland,  Baltimore Campus Curated by Symmes Gardner.

1994   A New Nature McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia, Curated by J.W. Mahoney.

1993   Department of the Interior   Ellipse Art Center,  Arlington, Virginia.  Curated by Lynn Schmidt. 

1993      Lingua Pittura: Painting's Evolving Agendas   McLean Project for the Arts 

              Emerson Gallery   McLean, Virginia.   Curated by Andrea Pollan.

1993      The Far Light   Washington College, St. Mary's, Maryland,   and Millersville University,             Millersville, Pennsylvania.

1992   Transmodern   St. Johns College, St. Cloud, Minnesota.  Curated by J.W. Mahoney.

1992   Wholism   New Space Gallery,  Eugene, Oregon

1991   Evocative Abstraction   Anton Gallery, Washington, DC  Curated by John Figura.                                                                                  1991    Enigmatic Expressions    Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland.  Curated by Charlotte         Cohen.                  

1991   Organic Abstractions   Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island.

1990   Other Rooms: 14 Sculptural Installations at the Morgan Annex

              The Kunstraum, Washington, DC  Curated by Andrea Pollan.

1990   Melancholia   de Andino Fine Arts, Washington, DC Curated by J.W. Mahoney and Andrea         Pollan.

1990      Options 1990   Washington Project for the Arts,   Washington, DC




George Washington University, Washington DC

The Norfolk and Southern Railroad Collection

A. T. Carney, Inc.

Artery Organization

The Adagio



1997   Joe Shannon   Jeffrey Smith at Addison/Ripley   Art in America, May.

1996   Andrea Pollan,  Jeffrey Smith,  Recent Paintings  Addison/Ripley Gallery, 

              Washington, DC   Exhibition catalog.

1994   Paul Richards,  The Canvas of Dreams   The Washington Post,  September 9

1994   John Figura, Machiko Oyama  The Tree, Part I   Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA             Exhibition catalog.

1993   Lynn Schmidt  Department of the Interior, Human/Nature  Ellipse Arts Center,

              Exhibition catalog.

1993   Lenore Miller   Department of the Interior, Human/Nature   The Washington Review,


1993   Andrea Pollan   Lingua Pittura: Painting's Evolving Agendas  McLean Project for the Arts

              Exhibition catalog.

1993       J.W. Mahoney   Lingua Pittura: Christopher French, Inga Frick, Greg Hannan,

              Raimundo Rubio, and Jeffrey Smith   Art Papers,   September/October.

1992   J.W. Mahoney  Jeffrey Smith at de Andino Fine Arts   Art in America,  October.

1991   Alice Thorson  Transcend-dance  The City Paper,  September 29.

1990       Michael Welzenbach  Non-Stock 'Options'  The Washington Post,   January 17.

1990   Sharon Fishel  Allusions: Selected Abstract Paintings  The Washington Review,   


1990   Washington Project for the Arts  Options 1990   Exhibition catalog. 



1984  Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine   A.B. Visual Arts.

    Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC