Mixed Media Art

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BRENDAN L. SMITH

www.dcmixedmedia.com

art(at)dcmixedmedia.com

Mixed-media artist who uses reclaimed and recycled materials

in unconventional artwork that combines painting, sculpture, and assemblage

EXHIBITIONS IN WASHINGTON, DC AREA 

2017

Selfie: Me, Myself, and Us, group exhibition of the Sparkplug collective exploring themes of identity and deception, Flashpoint Gallery

 2016

Power (I Know It When…), mixed-media installation on gun violence in curated exhibition by the Sparkplug collective, D.C. Arts Center

smART Space Program, created proposal and assembled team of professional artists for upcoming three-month residency called Reclaiming the Potomac River featuring artwork made from trash and natural materials found along the banks of the Potomac River, Alexandria, Va.

2015

Art All Night, awarded grant from the D.C. Commission on Arts and the Humanities for multi-media installation in the Carnegie Library featuring melted vinyl artwork and an interactive video projection

Laser Cat, interactive performance art show curated by Barcelona-based Hungry Castle artist duo, The Yards

G40 Art Summit, artist showcase in curated group exhibition of outsider art, Art Whino Gallery

Dis/Satisfaction, curated group show for Sparkplug artist collective organized by the D.C. Arts Center

Cherry Blast, juried group exhibition by Art Whino Gallery, official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival  

Art Night, juried fundraiser for Washington Project for the Arts, Hickok Cole architecture firm, Georgetown

Lost & Found, juried group show featuring found objects, Off Rhode Gallery

(Re)Creation: An Artist’s Exploration, group show, ReCreative Spaces gallery

#WeTweetArt, innovative group show featuring social media components, artDC, Lustine Center, Hyattsville, Md.

2014

Ghosts in the Machine, solo exhibition of more than 40 pieces of artwork, American Visionary Art Museum, Mr. Rain’s Fun House restaurant, Baltimore, Md.

Mayhem, national juried group show, Gallery Underground, Crystal City, Va.

2012

Artomatic, gallery manager and featured artist, Crystal City, Va.

1460 Wall Mountables, group show, D.C. Arts Center

2011

Dia de Los Muertos: The Art of Remembrance, juried group show, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Va.

Art on Belmont, juried art fair during Adams Morgan Day

Marcatus, art fair juried by Art Whino Gallery, The Yards Park

First on First Art Walk, featured artist, First Street NW

2010

Curves, juried group show on human body, Art League

Found, juried group show featuring found objects, Art League

2009

My Space on 7th, Touchstone Gallery

Artomatic, volunteer gallery manager and featured artist, 55 M Street SE

1460 Wall Mountables, D.C. Arts Center

2008

Artomatic, 1200 First Street NE

1460 Wall Mountables, D.C. Arts Center

My Space on 7th, Touchstone Gallery

2007

Art on the Small Side, juried group exhibition, Touchstone Gallery

Artomatic, Crystal City, Va.

1460 Wall Mountables, D.C. Arts Center

National Arts Program, group exhibition, National Press Club

EXHIBITIONS IN SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO

2004

Recycle Santa Fe Art Show, juried group show of recycled art, Sweeney Convention Center

sELECTIONs, group show of political art, Santa Fe Art Institute

2003

Read Street Fine Art, founding member of new co-op gallery

Peace Show, anti-war group show, Artists Resistance Movement

2002

Merging Worlds, solo exhibition of paintings and sculpture, Back Street Bistro

Arte de Descartes III, juried group show of recycled art, Stables Art Center, Taos

ALPHA Fine Arts, group exhibition in downtown Santa Fe gallery

EDUCATION

1993

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA with honors in journalism, Phi Beta Kappa member, merit scholarship recipient

1990-91  

Manchester University, Manchester, England, studied art history and other subjects, traveled by thumb and train to art museums across Europe

AFFILIATIONS   

Sparkplug, member of juried artist collective from 2015-2017 organized by the D.C. Arts Center, including three curated group exhibitions, workshops, critiques, and studio visits

Artist fellowship grant in 2016 and site-specific installation grant in 2015 from the D.C. Commission on Arts and the Humanities

D.C. Arts Center member since 2007

Washington Project for the Arts member since 2012, artist portfolio available at www.wpadc.org/artists

PRESS COVERAGE

Washington Post, review of Flashpoint Gallery exhibition

On Tap magazine, review of Flashpoint Gallery exhibition

Washington Post, review of Dis/Satisfaction exhibition, D.C. Arts Center

Washington Post Express, artwork featured in preview of Laser Cat perfomance art show

Washington Post, Wall Mountables exhibition, D.C. Arts Center

Washington City Paper, artwork featured in Found Art section

Santa Fe New Mexican, preview of solo show at Back Street Bistro

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