Josh Smith  (American, 1976) 

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Josh Smith (American, b.1976) is a Contemporary painter, best known for his Abstract works that feature his own name. He studied at Miami University from 1994 to 1996, but earned his BFA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1998. He is also an established bookmaker and ceramicist. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, at Luhring Augustine Gallery, in New York, NY, Museum Moderner Kunst, in Vienna, Austria, Centre d'Art Contemporain, in Geneva, Switzerland, The Brandt Foundation, in Greenwich, CT, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, in Zurich, Switzerland, among others. Smith lives and works in New York.

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Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Exhibition view

 

Josh Smith
Exhibition view
2013

Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Josh Smith, Untitled (JS06144)

 

Josh Smith
Untitled (JS06144)
2006

Heather James Fine Art
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Josh Smith, Untitled (JS06198)

 

Josh Smith
Untitled (JS06198), 2006
oil on canvas

 

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Josh Smith, Untitled (JSØ75Ø1)

 

Josh Smith
Untitled (JSØ75Ø1), 2007
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Josh Smith, (I) Untitled (JSA07618); (ii) Untitled (JSPO7643); Untitled (JSA07620) (3 works)

 

Josh Smith
(I) Untitled (JSA07618); (ii) Untitled (JSPO7643); Untitled (JSA07620) (3 works), 2007
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1976   Born in Okinawa, Japan
1994 - 1996   Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1996 - 1998   BFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  Lives and works in New York
2013   Kyle Thur­man, Is­rael Lund, Jean Bap­tiste Ber­na­det, Josh Smith - TORRI, Paris
24 Hours - Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
For the Time Being - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
Josh Smith - Zabludowicz Collection London, London (England)
2012   Josh Smith - Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
2011   Untitled (painting) and Tulsa 1968: A film by Larry Clark, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (group)
2010   Alpha Omega Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athen
About Us, Johann König, Berlin, Germany
TWENTY FIVE, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
Barbaric Freedom, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK, curated by Anne Pontegnie
FAX, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China
FAX, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Josh Smith, Gallery Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy (solo)
Sophie von Hellermann & Josh Smith, Museum Dhondt-Dhanenens, Deurle, Belgium (solo)
2009   On The Water, Deitch Studios, Long Island City, NY (solo)
Who Am I, Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, the Netherlands (solo)
Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Rusters in the Duffel, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY (solo)
I’m not you, Air de Paris, Paris, France (solo)
Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY (group)
We Are Sun-kissed and Snow-blind, Galerie Patrick Seguin invites Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
Hard Hat at Francesca Pia Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Younger Than Jesus, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
That’s Just the Way It Is, Curated by Michael St. John, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York, NY
The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY
My Summer Show, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
Top 10 Allegories, Francesca Pia Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Access All Areas, Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany, curated by Arturo Herrera
Cave Painting, PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany, curated by Bob Nickas
Chapter Three: The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye, About Change Collection, Berlin, Germany
Abstractionists Unite! Who Give you Just Enough To Last A Lifetime, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Practice, Practice, Practice, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
A Wild Night and a New Road, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008   Hidden Darts, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Zurich Abstraction, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Unstable Ideas, Standard, Olso, Norway (solo)
We Have Never Met Before [...], Standard, Oslo, Norway
Fair Market, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Painting Now and Forever Part II, The Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Meet Me Around the Corner - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
Standard Sizes, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Champion Fine Art: Champion Zero, RENTAL, New York, NY
Blasted Allegories. Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland
Murder Letters, Filomena Soares Gallery, Lisbon, Spain
Black and White Exhibition, Galerie Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, Germany
Book/Shelf, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2007, White Columns, New York, NY
Accidental Modernism, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY
Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2007   Last Attraction Next Exit, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK
Irreversible, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY
ProjectSD, Barcelona, Spain
Michèle Didier Project – Part II, Michèle Didier Project, Brussels, Belgium
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Conditions of Display, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, De Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland
Uncertain States of America, CSW Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej/Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Der Ficker, Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, UK
Uncertain States of America, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, France
Carnegie Art Award 2006, Den frie udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark
What glue do you use?, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Malerei und Affekt, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
Uncertain States of America, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
USA Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
USA Today, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery , The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Third Mind – Carte Blanche à Ugo Rondinone, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
00s – The History of a Decade That Has Not Yet Been Named, Lyon Biennial 2007, La Sucrière, Lyon, France
Paintings, Props and Problems (Still Unresolved), Standard, Oslo, Norway
off modern, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Genesis, I’m sorry, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
What we do is secret, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Prague Biennale 3, Prague Biennale, Prague, Czech Republic
Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2006   Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI (solo)
Air de Paris, Paris, France, curated by Eva Svennung (solo)
Standard Norwegian Show, Standard, Oslo, Norway (solo)
Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Dial “J” for Josh, Delta Axis / Power House, Memphis, TN (solo)
Take One, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Dimes of March, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY
Hold That Elevator, Butridge Gallery at Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
Paper, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
Under Pressure, Art:Concept, Paris, France
Bill Saylor and Josh Smith, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Gedi Sibony and Josh Smith, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Josh Smith, Kelley Walker, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Exquisite Corpse, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY
Reena Spaulings, New York, NY
Slow Burn, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland
In Dialogue, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
In Dialogue, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
The Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo & Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Color Aside, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2005   Situational Prosthetics, New Langton Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
New York’s Finest, Canada Gallery, New York, NY
Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
KIOSK, ICA-Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Sophie von Hellerman and Josh Smith, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings, Susanne Hillberry Gallery, Detroit, MI
Confort Moderne, Poitiers, Ruptures des Evidences
Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
Helter Skelter, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY
I’m a Child of Divorce, Give Me a Break, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
Interstate, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
New York Twice, Air de Paris, Paris, France
Lesser New York, Fia Backstrom, Brooklyn, NY
Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (solo)
Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Make It Plain, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Faces, Taxter and Spengeman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner Gallery, London,UK (solo)
2004   Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
POST modern, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
East Village ASU, New York, NY
Me, Myself & I, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Rimbaud, I-20 Gallery, New York, NY
Repetition, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, NY
Collection (or, How I Spent a Year), P.S.1, New York, NY
2003   Mighty Graphitey, Feature Galler, New York, NY
Ljubljana Graphic Arts Biennial, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Volume Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Chinese Paintings, M Shanghai Bistro, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
Dial “J” for Josh, Margo Victor Presents, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Josh Smith: Recent Paintings & Handmade Books, Freight + Volume, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2002   Copy Books, Roth Horowitz, New York, NY
2000   New Work: Abstract Painting, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
1999   Mr. Fascination, Threadwaxing Space, New York, NY
1998   Remix, Team Gallery, New York, NY
  Supplementary biography provided by Air de Paris