Artists > Smith, J

James Smith
Pollen
Mixed media
78 x 66 inches
2008
James Smith
Vessel
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
2008
James Smith
Straw
Mixed media on paper
50 x 38 inches
2010
James Smith
Agua
Mixed media
132 x 42 inches
2008
James Smith
Bullboat
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
2008
James Smith
Bow E
Mixed media
48 x 36 inches
2005

James Smith

Education
Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking, University of Illinois,
Champaign-Urbana, IL, 1973
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS, 1971

Teaching Experience
St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
University of Manitoba-Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
University of Illinois-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Academic Awards
1978 The Ford Foundation Summer Research Fellowship, New York,
NY
University of Missouri Research Fellowship, St. Louis, MO
1973-71 Tuition Waiver, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1972 Reserve Grant for Painting, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
1971 Lockwood Grant Foundation for Painting, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS
1970 Ada Bechtel Heuser Grant for Painting, University of Kansas,
Lawrence, KS

Publication Review List
Contemporary American Oil Painting, Jilin Fine Arts Publishing House
Tools as Art, Abrams, Inc., The Hechinger Collection. Peter Hamill
New American Painting, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA
Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL
Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL
Chicago Sun Times, Chicago, IL
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, MO
Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO
Art News, New York, NY
New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Invitational Radio Interview
St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis, MO
ArtNet-Prairie Smoke, Chicago, IL
West End Word, St. Louis, MO
Professional Activities
Guest Lecturer, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
Visiting Artist, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO
Visiting Artist, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Visiting Artist, The Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, MO

Creative Work Awards
1990 Hall of Fame, Florissant Valley Community College, St. Louis, MO
1987 Honorarium, Missouri Visual Arts Biennial, Missouri Arts Council
1984 Cash Award, The Louis E. Seiden Memorial Award, Chautagua 27th
Annual National Exhibition, Chautagua, NY
1982 Honorarium, Five Choose Five Exhibition, First Street Forum Gallery,
St. Louis, MO
1981 Second Prize, 42nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American
Paintings, The Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
1980 Award of Merit, 22nd Annual Art Exhibition, Oklahoma Art Center
Award of Merit, 30th Annual Art Exhibition, Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery,
Quincy, IL
1979-77 Honorarium, Illinois Traveling Sculpture Exhibition, Illinois Arts Council
Honorarium, Illinois Traveling Painting Exhibition, Illinois Arts Council
1978 Second Prize, Academy of Professional Artists First National Art
Competition--Art for Life, The Kidney Foundation
1977 Special Purchase Award, The Dick Blick Co., Galex 11th Annual Art
Exhibition, Galesburg, IL
1976 Purchase Award, J. Walter Thompson Co., New Horizons in Art,
Chicago, IL

Museum Acquisitions
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA (multiple purchases)
The Byers Museum, Evanston, IL
Permanent Collections
Starwood Corporation/Westin Hotel, St. Louis, MO
THF Realty, St. Louis, MO
The Private Bank, St. Louis, MO
Renaissance Financial, St. Louis, MO
The Hechinger Collection, Washington, D.C.
Bank of Sacramento, HBE Corporation, Sacramento, CA
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
University of Texas Collection, El Paso, TX
Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, Des Moines, IA
Ralston Purina Headquarters, St. Louis, MO
McDonald’s Corporation Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Household Finance, Chicago, IL
Kranson Industries, St. Louis, MO
Contemporary Productions, St. Louis, MO
HBE Corporation-Adams Mark Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Fleming Corporation, Washington, D.C.
Borg-Warner, Inc., Chicago, IL
Helene Curtis, Inc., private family collection, Chicago, IL
J. Walter Thompson Co., Chicago, IL
Fagadau Energy, Dallas, TX
Watkins Library Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
The Center for Advanced Studies Collection, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Fred Weber, Inc., St. Louis, MO
McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO
Capitol Bank, St. Louis, MO
First Illinois Bank, East St. Louis, IL
Steelcase, St. Louis, MO
Germania Bank, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Safety Mutual, St. Louis, MO
PGAV, St. Louis, MO

Selected Exhibitions
2006 Solo Exhibition, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Solo Exhibition, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis
2005 Solo Exhibition, Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
Invitational Exhibition, Missouri Arts Council, St. Louis, MO
Group Exhibition, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Group Exhibition, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Drawing Invitational, The Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, MO
2003 Solo Exhibition, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
Solo Exhibition, Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO
Group Exhibition, Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Solo Exhibition, The Sheldon Galleries, St. Louis, MO (Dec. 2000)
2000 The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
1999 River Market Regional Exhibition, Kansas City Art Coalition,
juried competition
Dishman Competition 99–National Exhibition, Lamar University,
Beaumont, TX
“Art Forms,” Gallery Manayunk, National Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA,
Award received
49th Annual Art Competition, National Exhibition, Fort Smith, AR,
Award received
Solo Exhibition, Mossa Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1998 Solo Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Critical Mass,” exhibit curated by the St. Louis Art Museum,
St. Louis, MO
Faculty Exhibit, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park,
St. Louis, MO
1997 Group Exhibition, “The City Series,” Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
Cedar Rapids, IA
Exhibition, Ethical Society, St. Louis, MO
Group Exhibition, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Group Exhibition, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Group Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 New Work Exhibition, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Group Exhibition, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Group Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
1995 New Work Exhibition, Fassbender Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition, Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Solo Exhibition, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO
1994 Group Exhibition, R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Selected Artists, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1993 Group Exhibition, Locus Gallery Opening Celebration, St. Louis, MO
Solo Exhibition, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 Solo Exhibition, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1990 “Flora ‘90,” Chicago Botanical Gardens, Chicago, IL, Jurors: James
Yood,
Art Forum; Susan Pertl, Curator, McDonald’s Corp.
Solo Exhibition, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1989 Group Exhibition, “The New York Connection,” St. Louis Community
College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO
Solo Exhibition, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Solo Exhibition, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Exhibition Invitational, “To Be Touched,” St. Louis Community
College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, MO
1987 Solo Exhibition, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO
FY ‘88 Missouri Visual Arts Biennial, First Street Forum, St. Louis, MO
1986 Group Exhibition, Jayne Baum Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Communication Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin,
Kenosha, WI
1985 Solo Exhibition, Locus Gallery, St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Arts Festival, St. Louis, MO
1984 Two Dimensions Exhibition, University of Texas, El Paso, TX
Contemporary Art Acquisitions: 1980-83, The Equitable Gallery,
New York, NY
1983 Solo Exhibition, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
Exhibition, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Exhibition and Auction, Contemporary Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
1982 Solo Exhibition, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
Five Choose Five, First Street Forum, in cooperation with the Arts
Coordinating Council for the Area, St. Louis, MO
1981 42nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, the Society
of the Four Arts, Second Prize, Palm Beach, FL
Eleven Prize Winners, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
1980 Mid-America IV Traveling Exhibition, the St. Louis Art Museum,
St. Louis, MO
Nelson Gallery, Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
Group Exhibition, the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois,
Urbana, IL
15th Annual Art Exhibition, Cody County Art League, Cody, WY
22nd Annual Art Exhibition, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Solo Exhibition, Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, IL
Chicago International 1980, Chicago Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
33rd Annual Midstates Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and
Sciences, Evansville, IN
1979 Group Exhibition, Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine Art Association,
Racine, WI
Group Exhibition, Chicago Court House, Chicago, IL
1978 University of Missouri Summer Research Fellowship Award, St. Louis,
MO
The Ford Foundation Summer Research Fellowship Award, St. Louis,
MO
1977 Solo Exhibition, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of
Illinois, Honorarium, Urbana, IL
Extraordinary Talent, Part I, Chicago & Illinois Exhibition, Worthington
Gallery, Chicago, IL
Illinois Traveling Sculpture Exhibition III, sponsored by the Illinois Arts
Council, Illinois Wesleyan University, Honorarium, Bloomington, IL
1976 Illinois Artists ‘76, Bicentennial Invitational, Illinois State University
Center for the Visual Arts, Normal, IL, Nov. 1975-Jan. 1976, Traveling
Exhibition, Jan.1976-Jan. 1977
New Horizons of Art, Mid-Continental Plaza, Chicago, IL, sponsored by
the Shore Art League
1975 Third Biennial Lake Superior International Craft Exhibit, Tweed Museum
of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
The International Miniature Exhibition, New York, NY
1974 Solo Exhibition, Western Illinois University Gallery, Macomb, IL
1973 Invitational 3rd More Chicago Artists Exhibit, Fine Arts Center, Highland
Park Gallery, Highland, IL
Solo Exhibition, the Krannert Museum Annex, Urbana, IL