Adam Parker Smith

 

 

Adam Parker Smith currently lives and works in New York. His practice is primarily sculptural, relating to painting, wall relief and appropriation. Following an extended conceptual project that consisted of Smith stealing his colleagues’ work, the artist turned toward a more traditional – perhaps earnest – approach to art-making. Working largely with ‘faux’ materials of all sorts, Smith creates highly composed, brightly colored sculptures and wall pieces that flirt with the surreal. Mr. Smith has exhibited work nationally and internationally, and has been written about in Art in America, Artforum, the New York Times and the New Yorker.

 

Adam Parker Smith

b. 1978, California, USA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

 

Education

2008

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

 

2003

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, M.F.A. Painting

 

2000

University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A. Painting

 

Select Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2016

Oblivious the Greek, The Hole Gallery, New York

 

2014

Indefinite Free Time (with Robert Chase Heishman), LVL3, Chicago

Seriously, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco

 

2013

Angelyne, La Montagne Gallery, Boston

 

2012

Forever 21, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco

Funny Business, Nordine ZIDOUN, Luxembourg

 

2011

Crush, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2016

Default, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles

Bargain Basement, Spring/Break Art Show, New York (Curated)

Sugar Talk, LVL3, Chicago

Objects and Everyday Goods, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York

 

2015

Not a Photo, The Hole, New York

A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

BOGO, Davidson Contemporary, New York

Making an Entrance, Robert Blumenthal Gallery/ LVL3, New York

Colors, Louis B. James, New York

Soft Core, Invisible Exports, New York

Not a Painting, The Hole, New York

What it Was (curated), Nurture Art, New York

Makers Mark, Regina Rex, New York

Green, Spring Break, New York

 

2014

Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, New York

Cemeterium, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami

Alpenliebe, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-höhe, Austria

Grey Area, Bergdorf Goodman window, New York

 

2013

AB, Nomas Foundation, Rome

Cut and Paste, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado

Thanks (curated), Lu Magnus, New York

 

2012

Young Curators, New Ideas IV, Meulensteen Gallery, New York

This Side of Paradise, Andrew Freedman House, New York

 

2011

Shift Mindsets, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

Al Ghaib, Aesthetics of the Disappearance, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE, and STUX, New York

 

2010

Growing Pains, Charles de Jonghe, Brussels, Belgium

The West at Sunset, Abrons Art Center, New York

Skowhegan at 92YTribeca, 92YTribeca, New York

Unveil, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia

Armed and Dangerous: The Art of the Arsenal, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

 

Select Press

2016

Adam Lehrer, “That’s a Damn Fine Painting: An Interview With Artist Adam Parker Smith,”AUTRE, June 23.

Picks, “Oblivious the Greek, Adam Parker Smith at The Hole, NYC,” NYAQ, June 22.

Adam Lehrer, “5 Can’t Miss Art Shows Of The Week Of June 6” Forbes, June 7.

John Chiaverina, “Rodents, Sitcoms, and Seven Minutes In Heaven:At The Spring/Break Art Show,”ArtNews, March 2.

Scott IndRisek, “Death Metal, Cocaine, Mouse Strippers: Inside Art Los Angeles Contemporary,”BLOUINARTINFO, January 29.

 

2015

Roberta Smith, “In ‘A Rare Earth Magnet’ at Derek Eller, a Focus on Repurposed Materials” The New York Times, August 13.

“A Rare Earth Magnet,”The New Yorker, August 10.

Matthew Sedacca, “How Thomas Barrow’s ‘Millennial Notes’ Predicted Material Decline,” VICE, The Creators Project, August 4.

“Soft Core,” The New Yorker, July 27.

Cait Munro, “14 of the Best Summer Gallery Group Shows in New York,”ARTnetNews, July 6.

“Highlights From Spring/Break Show at Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York,” Purple, March 11.

Glen Roven, “Eating Art,” The Huffington Post, March 6.

Allison Meier, “ Jam-Packed Spring/Break Art Show Pulls into Moynihan Station,”Hyperallergic, March 4.

Kate Messinger, “ 20 Art Shows to See This Spring in NYC,”Paper, March 4.

Brian Boucher, “When Is Artist-on-Artist Theft Okay?,”ARTnetNEWS, February 3.

 

2014

Eviana Hartman, “The Art of Compromise,” Dwell, August 26.

Laura Jaye Cramer, “Seriously: Works by Adam Parker Smith at Ever Gold Gallery,” SF Weekly, May 8.

Kimberly Chun, “Adam Parker Smith: High and low cultural mix at Ever Gold,” San Fransisco Chronicle, May 7.

Nathalie Danilovich, “Superheroes, Stars, and Strange New Installations at SF’s Art Galleries,” 7X7SF, April  29.

Allyson Shiffman, “Adam Parker Smith at Brooklyn Artists Ball,” Bedford and Bowery, April 2nd.

Rebecca Bates, “Art and Fashion Intersect In Bergdorf Goodman’s Windows,” Architectural Digest, Febuary 21.

 

2013

Cate McQuaid, “A Much Larger Gambit,” The Boston Globe, May 28.

Mateo Finale, “Critics’ Picks,” The Boston Globe, May 8.

Lauren Scott Miller, “Theft and Building Community,” TheHuffington Post, May 7.

Jenni Crain, “Adam Parker Smith Stole 77 Artworks and Lived to Tell About It,” Whitewall Magazine, April 22.

Mark Dendy, “Thievery is Part of The Process in Putting Together One Artist’s Exhibit,” The Examiner, March 29.

Melena Ryzik, “Sticky Fingers Make the Show,” The New York Times, March 28.

Paul D’agostino, “Art Picks From Print,” The L Magazine, March 28.

Brian Boucher, “Steal This Artwork: Adam Parker Smith Filches a Show,” Art in America March 13.

Kristin Iversen, “Storefront Bushwick: Art, Open to the Street,” Brooklyn Magazine, March 8.

“The Aprroval Matrix,” New York Magazine, Febuary 11.

Paul D’Agostino, “Brooklyn Art in 2013: What to Watch,” The L Magazine, January 2.

Alexander Bigman, “Forever 21,”SFAQ December 1.

 

2012

Kimberly Chun, “Adam Parker Smith at Ever Gold,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 14.

Ben Valentine, “Ferris Bueller, Vodkamellons, and Other Youthful Follies,”Hyperallergic.com, November 14.

“Hot Picks,” Modern Painters, September.

Chloe Wyma, “Bright Young Things,” ARTINFO, July 10.

Hrag Vartanian, “9 Artist to Watch from the 2012 Bushwick Open Studios,”Hyperallergic.com, June 12.

Tina Orlandini, “Reinventing the Pop-up Gallery With Sights on Community,”The Huffington Post, May 5.

“Four Shows To See During Bushwick Open Studios,” NY Arts Magazine, May 31.

Jaime Rojo and Steven Harrington, “Poor House for the Rich Revitalized by the Arts,” The Huffington Post, March 27.

Paul D’ Agostino, “Phantasmagoria and Phalli at Ghost Face,” The L Magazine, March 21.

 

2011

Benjamin Sutton, “Ten Must-Sees at This Weekend’s DUMBO Arts Festival,” The L Magazine, September 21.

Nie Yiting, “Critics pick, Guangdong Times Museum,” Artforum.com, August.

David Everitt Howe, “The West at Sunset,” Art Review, March.

 

2010

Deirdre Hering, “See Something Among Works That Say Nothing,” The L Magazine, June 23.

Manya Scheps, “Value City” Philadelphia Weekly, May.

Rachel Wolff, “New Artist Profile”, Whitewall Magazine Issue 17, Spring.

Jonathan Wallis, “Unveil” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid,” City Paper Philadelphia, January 19.

 

2009

Ian Bourland, “Critics pick, The Austerity Cookbook,” Artforum.com, September/ October.

Stacey Dewolfe, “Guns N’ Antlers,” Montreal Mirror, June/July.

“Urbis Delivers Hot Stuff From New York,” Art World April / May,

Roberta Smith, “Humble Fabric Takes Center Stage,” The New York Times, April 30.

Karen Rosenberg, “Toplessness and Taxidermy in Art Fairs Surrounding Armory,” The New York Times, March 7.

 

2008

Benjamin Genocchio, “In Peekskill, 2 Shows of Raw Works,” The New York Times, September 26.

Michael Harvey, “Review of Exhibitions,” Art in America, May.

Sarah Schmerler, “Change of Art,” New York Post, March 29.

 

2007

R.C. Baker, “Recommendations by R.C. Baker,” Village Voice, December 18.

 

Awards

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting