MARK R. SMITH

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BIO

Mark R. Smith's work explores pattern and recycled textiles, creating unconventional objects based on a conceptual framework. Smith manifests his ideas through a labor-intensive process, transforming everyday materials into dynamic, thoughtful paintings. Smith received his BFA from The Cooper Union (New York, NY) and his MFA from Portland State University (Portland, OR). He has had solo exhibitions at the Office of the Governor (Salem, OR), Northview Gallery at Portland Community College (Portland, OR), Gallery Hlemmur (Reykjavik, Iceland), and the Art Gym at Marylhurst College (Lake Oswego, OR). Smith was included in The Oregon Biennial three times, and received the curator’s award in 1995 and 2001. He has also received many public commissions, including projects with Trimet, Providence Hospital, and the Port of Portland (all Portland, OR). Smith’s work is included in a number of public and private collections, including the American Embassy (Accra, Ghana), CityArts Inc. (New York, NY), King County Public Art Collection (Seattle, WA), Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR), and Nike Inc. (Beaverton, OR).


EXHIBITIONS

Mark R. Smith   The Silk Road  November 5, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Mark R. Smith
The Silk Road
November 5, 2015 - January 2, 2016

Mark R. Smith   Portals and Vestibules, Laminates and Veneers  November 1 - December 29, 2012

Mark R. Smith
Portals and Vestibules, Laminates and Veneers
November 1 - December 29, 2012