Henry Smith is a multimedia artist working at the intersection of sculpture, installation, print, and performance. Born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, his creative education began early—largely as a result of exposure to Chicago's diverse and eclectic creative scene. Smith studied fine art at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also began working professionally as a designer and promoter for local musicians and small businesses. In 2015 Smith co-founded the creative media agency Human Influence, built on the intent to provide a creative platform to Austin’s emerging visual and performing artists. As the line between his commercial and studio work blurred, he began appropriating the vernacular of advertising and marketing to convey a discussion of capitalism, popular trends, and social issues. Smith graduated with a BFA in studio art in 2017 and currently lives and works in Austin, Texas.

 

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Education:

          The University of Texas at Austin — BFA in Studio Art, 2017

          Glasgow School of Art — International Affiliate Program, Spring 2016

          Ox-Bow School of Art — Summer 2014

 

Exhibitions:

          Hotbox Open Studios Exhibition  —  MASS Gallery, 2017—  Austin, Tx

          Teeter — University of Texas Visual Arts Center, 2017  —  Austin, Tx          

          BLOWOUT XII — University of Texas FAB Gallery, 2017  —  Austin, Tx          

          The Creative Assembly — Activation Gallery, 2016  —  Austin, Tx         

          25% EXTRA — Laurieston Arches, 2016  —  Glasgow, UK         

          Group Exhibition — Glasgow School of Art, 2016 — Glasgow, UK       

          BLOWOUT X — University of Texas FAB Gallery, 2015  —  Austin, Tx   

 

Residencies:

          MASS Gallery — Hotbox Residency 2017 — Austin, Tx

 

Grants & Awards:

         Carol Chiles Ballard Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Studio Art, 2016 — The University of Texas

         Anne Marie Adonyi Endowed Scholarship in Art, 2016 — The University of Texas    

         Professional Development Travel Grant, 2015  — The University of Texas 

         Summer Program Scholarship Recipient, 2014 — Ox-Bow School of Art