Biography
A Chronology

 
Artist Joseph Smith resides in Lillian, Alabama by way of Oklahoma, California, Connecticut, and the South of France. He studied painting and sculpture at the California College of Art and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Center College of Design. An experienced stone and wood carver, welder, ceramicist and stone fabricator his sculptures, drawings and paintings have been shown in galleries in New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, Florida and New Mexico in the U.S. and Avignon, Les Baux de Provence, St. Remy de Provence, Remoulin and St. Sabastien in the South of France, Geneva and Zurich in Switzerland and Cologne, Germany. He has taught classes and workshops in sculpture techniques, drawing and painting. His works have been viewed in Art News, Art Forum, reviewed in The Washington Post and numerous local journals and newspapers in the U.S. as well as Southern France. He has won several awards for his work at juried exhibitions both here and in France.  
 

 

 

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1944

Born - Tulsa, Oklahoma
1960
First Place
Keith Museum Realists Exhibition
St. Mary's California
1961
California College of Art
1962
Art Center College of Design
1964
BFA, Art Center College of Design
1965
Gallery 333, New York, NY
Third Place, International Paper
National Art Competition
1966
Sharon Playhouse Gallery, Sharon, CT
Courtroom drawings for ABC-TV,
New York
Drawings in collection of defense
attorney Paul O'Dwyer
1967
Waverly Gallery, New York, NY
Fontina Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1968
Six portrait commissions including
ABC-TV executives, General Foods executives
1969
Waverly Gallery, New York, NY
Fontina Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1970
Oliva Gallery, New York, NY
Casdin Gallery, Worcester, MA
1971
Oliva Gallery, New York, NY
Waverly Gallery, New York, NY
Casdin Gallery, Worcester, MA
1972
Oliva Gallery, New York, NY
Begin experimenting with three-dimensional form protruding from
within two-dimensional portraits
1973
Housatonic Art Assn., New Milford, CT
First place drawing, third place painting
1974-77
Began series of sculptural works
1978
Developed experimental material
mix in sculpture works
1980
Cavalier Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

1981-82
Oliva Gallery, New York, NY
Cavalier Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
1983
Cavalier Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
1984
Canterbury Gallery, New Milford, CT
Cavalier Gallery, Stamford, CT
1985
Canterbury Gallery, New Milford, CT
Cavalier Gallery, Stamford, CT
Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC
1986
Canterbury Gallery, New Milford, CT
Cavalier Gallery, Stamford, CT
Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC
Artists Society of America,
San Francisco, CA
1987-93
Cavalier Gallery, Stamford, CT
Mickelson Gallery, Washington, DC
Lever House, New York, NY
1991
Became Zen Buddhism student
with Daido Loori Roshi at
Zen Mountain Monastery,
Mt. Tremper, NY
1993
Moved to France
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
1994
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
Galerie de Quatre Plataines,
St. Remy, France
Weekly Zazen with Zen Monks in
Avignon, France
1995
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
Galerie de Quatre Plataines,
St. Remy, France
Galerie du Cour,
Les Baux de Provence, France
Sesshin with Taiten Guareshi Roshi at
Soto Zen Monastery Shobozan Fudenji
Salsomaggiore, Italy
1996
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
Galerie De Baux,
Les Baux de Provence, France
1997

Manutention, Avignon, France
Contemporary Art Salon,
Remoulins, France
Galerie du Chapel,
Les Baux de Provence, France


1998
Contemporary Art Salon,
Remoulins, France
1999
Contemporary Art Salon,
Remoulins, France
Salon D'Arte, Sebastian, France
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
2000-06
Contemporary Art Salon,
Remoulins, France
Salon D'Arte, Sebastian, France
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
2007-09
Artisans Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
La Gardy, Eyragues, France
2010-12
Artisans Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
Studio Exhibition, Crestline, CA
2012
Interstate Fair Exhibition, Pensacola, FL
Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL
2013
Portrait honoring life of Melvin Edwards
Pensacola Museum of Art -
    Members Show
Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL:
• Best in Show - 500 Years Show
• First Place - Family Show
• Solo Alcove Show - Primal Works
• Second Place- Time Show
• Line And Form Show
• Edgiest - Art with the Lens
• Taught Basic Drawing and Started Life       Drawing Studio
• Members Show
2014
Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL:
• Homage to the Past Show
• Juxtaposition Show - Hon. Mention
• Retro Show
• Juxtaposition Show
Appointed Artel's Exhibition Director
2015
The Vault-Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL:
Solo Show - Animalia
2016
The Vault-Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL:
Solo Show - Origins
2017
Ebb&Flow Gallery, Faber, VA:
Solo Show - Origins 2
2018
Mobile Arts Council, Mobile, AL:
Solo Show - HUMANIMAL

   
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