Dean Smith

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Born 1961, Oakland, California



EDUCATION:

1988 M.F.A. University of California, Berkeley

1987 M.A. Painting, University of California, Berkeley

1984 B.A. Practice of Art, University of California, Berkeley

  B.A. History of Art, University of California, Berkeley



AWARDS:

2002-03 Fellowship Award for the Visual Arts, California Arts Council



Solo Exhibitions:


2016 Dean Smith – Entrance, Anglim Gilbert Gallery (formerly Gallery Paule Anglim), San Francisco, CA

2014 Dean Smith, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2013 Dean Smith, Karlskrona Konsthall, Karlskrona

2012 Dean Smith: three manifestations of anaglyphic space, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

2009 Dean Smith: thought forms 2003-2009, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2007 thought forms, Fringe Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Dean Smith: Works on Paper, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

thought forms, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Dean Smith: Drawings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 Dean Smith: Drawings, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Transmission, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Random Encounters: Dean Smith, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 

2002 Dean Smith/MATRIX 201b, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, 

Berkeley

Dean Smith: New Work, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2001 Dean Smith: Drawings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2000 Dean Smith: Drawings, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999 Dean Smith: Drawings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1995 Growth Chamber: New Paintings, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

1993 Senex and Puer: New Paintings, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

1992 The Second Day: Works on Paper, Turn of the Century Fine Arts, Berkeley, CA



Two Person Exhibitions:

2014 Annabeth Rosen and Dean Smith, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2011 Mark Sheinkman and Dean Smith, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA

1992 Robert Howard and Dean Smith, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

 


SELECTED Group Exhibitions:


2018 EXPO Chicago, Presented by Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2017 Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, Albright- Knox Gallery, NY

The Future Eve, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Retrospective”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

2014 Summer in Black and White…and Color, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

Four Figures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA

Sightlines, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC

2013 Unseen, CULT, San Francisco, CA

Space: 1999, Randy Colosky, San Francisco, CA 

2011 Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art, University Library Art Gallery, California 

State University, Sacramento, CA

Absence/Presence: Contemporary Abstraction, University Art Gallery, California State University, 

Sonoma, CA 

Better A Live Ass Than A Dead Lion, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Abstract Now and Then, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, 

Berkeley

 2010 Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art, Wiegand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur 

University, Belmont, CA

Paper!Awesome!, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

 2009 Sight 09/10, Museolaboratorio ex manifattura tabacchi, Cittá Sant'Angelo, Italy

microwave, seven, Judi Rotenburg Gallery, Boston, MA

My Certain Fate, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA

2008 microwave, six, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

Form +, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Graphic: New Bay Area Drawing, di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA

2005 Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR

Hairy Bodies, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

2004 Art on Paper 2004, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

2003 Works on Paper, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

Graphite on Paper, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA 

2002 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - New Art from LA, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

Fast Forward II, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley

Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

2001 Different Strokes, Im N Il Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999 Invitational Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1998 Freie Sicht aufs Mittlemeer, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland / Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 

Germany 

Six Painters, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA 

1997 Città Aperta Ed. 1997, IDRIA Cultural Association, Città Sant'Angelo, Italy

Entfernte Bekannte, Foundation Binz39, Zürich, Switzerland 

1996 Abstraction Absolved: 10 Bay Area Painters, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

1995 Status Report: Seven Years of Artists' Projects, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

1994 Recent Paintings: Robert Davis, Suzann Dunaway, Dean Smith, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

1993 Filler, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

Fresh Paint, TransAmerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992 Five Painters, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

1991 Buying The Magazine For The Ads, Terrain, San Francisco, CA

Bedford Biennial, Bedford Gallery: Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

1990 65th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

A Boar's Head, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1989 MFA/UCB/1989, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley

Bay Area M.F.A. Exhibition, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

1988 M.A. Thesis Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley

 


Public FILM/Video Screenings:

2009 Reflections, (screened: thought forms), Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2007 Projections on Lake, (screened: labyrinth), City of Pasadena Public Art Programs and Wasserman 

Real Estate Capitol, LLC, Pasadena, CA

2005 Apocalypse Poof, (screened: aliengnosis: a film in collaboration with Robert Glück), The 19th London 

Lesbian/Gay Film Festival, National Theater, London

2004 Moving Picture Poetics 3: Collaborations, (screened: aliengnosis: a film in collaboration with Robert 

Glück), San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

2003 Graphic Sonic: Music Made Cinema, (screened: here we are now), San Francisco Cinematheque, San 

Francisco Art Institute, CA


 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2012 Dreishpoon, Douglas, Grachos, Louis, and Pesanti, Heather, “Decade: Contemporary Art 

Collecting 2002-2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Pgs. 309, 338

2011 Fazzolari, Bruno, "Interview with Dean Smith," www.artpractical.com, Issue 2.17

Newhall, Edith, "Infusing useful objects with unexpected identities," The Philadelphia Inquirer, 

April, 17

2010 Berkson, Bill, "Dean Smith in Action," For the Ordinary Artist: Short Reviews, Occasional Pieces & 

More, BlazeVOX [books]       

2009 Berkson, Bill, "Dean Smith in Action," thought forms 2003-2009, Catalog, Gallery Paule Anglim

Buckwalter, Timothy, "Critic's Choice: Art," The East Bay Monthly, v.39, no.7, April

Huston, Johnny Ray, "Dean Smith: thought forms 2003-2009," San Francisco Bay Guardian, 

                v.43, no.31, April 29 - May 5

Thomas, Elizabeth, Matrix/Berkeley: A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art, University of 

California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2008 Coburn, Jesse, "microwave, six," Time Out New York, Issue 675, Sept. 4-10

Eshoo, Amy, ed., 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Fifth Floor 

                Foundation/Yale University Press

Rinder, Lawrence, New Exercises, Dhyãna, Form +, Catalog, Meridian Gallery

Zyzzyva, Issue 82, Spring

2007 Hamilton, Roxanne Power, ed., "Screen: A Multiplex, Robert Glück and Dean Smith: aliengnosis," 

                Viz. Inter-Arts - Event: A Trans-Genre Anthology

Le Duc, Aimee, "Gay Outlaw and Dean Smith at Gallery Paule Anglim," Artweek, v.38, Issue 1, 

February

 2006 Baker, Kenneth, "Art marked by holes, yet pregnant with meaning," San Francisco Chronicle, 

December 16

Tanchelev, Gloria, "West Coast Blog," www.stretcher.org, December 12

2005 “Weatherspoon Art Museum...Features Exhibition of Works on Paper," Carolina Arts, January

Helfand, Glen, "Critic's Choice: Hairy Bodies," Artforum.com, February

2004 Emerling, Susan, "Reviews/National - Dean Smith," ARTnews, February

Jana, Reena, "Exhibition Reviews: Dean Smith at Marvelli Gallery," Art on paper, 

November/December

Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide, Galleries: Chelsea, 'Dean Smith'," The New York Times, September 24

2003 Fallon, Roberta, "Pencil Pushers," Philadelphia Weekly, May 28

Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide, Galleries: Chelsea, 'Works on Paper'," The New York Times, June 27

Ollman, Leah, "Motion, mind and mystery," Los Angeles Times, November 14

Stich, Sidra, art-Sites San Francisco, art-Sites Press

Zyzzyva, vol. XIX, no. 3, Winter

Worman, Alex, "L.A. Confidential," artnet.com, December 2

2002 Bonetti, David, "There is a 'there' at Oakland show," San Francisco Chronicle, March 27

Cash, Stephanie, "Report from San Francisco: Surviving and Thriving," Art in America, November

Consey, Kevin, Dean Smith/MATRIX 201b, black hole sun #3 (x-ray vision), Brochure, Berkeley Art 

Museum

Helfand, Glen, "Critic's Choice: Barry McGee/Dean Smith," Artforum.com, May

Linhares, Philip, Being There: 45 Oakland Artists, Catalog, Oakland Museum of California

2001 Glück, Robert, "Many Infinities," Dean Smith, Drawings 2001, Catalog, Gallery Paule Anglim

Youens, Rachel, "Different Strokes @ Im N Il," The Brooklyn Rail, May/June

2000 Knight, Christopher, "Art Reviews: Dean Smith," Los Angeles Times, May 12

1999 Baker, Kenneth, "Sculptures with Delayed Punch Lines," San Francisco Chronicle, February 6

Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide, Galleries: SoHo, 'Invitational Exhibition'" The New York Times, July 2

1998 Documentation 1996/97, Catalog, Foundation Binz39

Freie Sicht aufs Mittlemeer, Catalog, Kunsthaus Zürich/Scalo Verlag

Martino, Adriana, "Spotlight: Cittá Aperta e La Bella Addormentata," Flash Art (Italy Ed.), Dicembre/Gennaio

1997 Cittá Aperta, Catalog, IDRIA Cultural Association

Kraft, Martin, "Im Trüben Sehen," Tages-Anzeiger - Züritip Edition, May 16-22

1996 Bonetti, David, "Return of the Abstract at Mills College," San Francisco Examiner, December 6

Lachowicz, Keith, Abstraction Absolved: 10 Bay Area Painters, Catalog, Mills College

1995 Bonetti, David, "The Year in Review," San Francisco Examiner, December 29

1994 Baker, Kenneth, "Rising Spirits," ARTnews, May

Rapko, John, "Schematization: Abstract Painting at Terrain and Stephen Wirtz Gallery," Artweek, 

July 21

1992 Roche, Harry, "Critic's Choice: Art," San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 26

1991 Baker, Kenneth, "Perils in Selecting Juried Exhibitions," San Francisco Chronicle, March 30



Public and Corporate Collections:

 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The British Museum 

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Colette and Erickson, San Francisco

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Hammer Museum 

JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

Los Angeles County Museum of Art 

Microsoft Corporation

Oakland Museum of California 

The Progressive Corporation

Swiss Re Capital Partners, Inc.

University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus