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.
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
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
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.
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,
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
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