Adam Parker Smith


Adam Parker Smith

b. 1978, California, USA

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


Adam Parker Smith’s 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. 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.




Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture


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


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


Select Solo and Two-person Exhibitions


Crush, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA


Flight of Fancy, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Standing on the Moon, The Hole, New York, NY


Oneiroi, McEvoy Ranch, Petaluma, CA


Let’s Celebrate, The Hole, NY

Meanwhile, Galería Curro, Guadalajara, Mexico


Kidnapping Incites Years of Murderous Doom, The Hole, New York, NY


The Cut (with Eric Shaw), Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco, CA

Oblivious the Greek, The Hole, New York, NY


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

Seriously, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Angelyne, La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA


Forever 21, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Funny Business, Nordine ZIDOUN, Luxembourg


Crush, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Select Group Exhibitions


New Construction, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

NADA Miami, The Hole, Miami, FL

Art Shanghai 021, The Hole, Shanghai, China

The Armory Show, The Hole, New York, NY

Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

NADA New York, The Hole, New York, NY

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

Zona Maco, The Hole, CDMX, Mexico


Phase Two, The Hole, East Hampton, NY

Nature Morte, The Hole, New York, NY

Balloon Dropping From a Ceiling Fan, Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, CA

Can’t Wait to Meet You, Primary Projects, Miami, FL

Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

NADA New York, The Hole, New York, NY


Un Negocio de Afecto y Adversión (Inebriate of Air Am I), Curro Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico

Vortex, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

From New York to Brussels; Los Angeles to Shanghai, Spurs Gallery, Beijing, China

Second Smile, The Hole, New York, NY

Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

The Armory Show, The Hole, New York, NY


The Smiths, Marlborough, London, UK

Post Analog Studio, The Hole, New York, NY

Art Brussels, The Hole, Brussels, Belgium

Dallas Art Fair, The Hole, Dallas, TX

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

Zona Maco, The Hole, Mexico City, Mexico

Carry On, The Hole, Basel, Switzerland 

Enter Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gold Standard ” 10 Year Anniversary Exhibiton , Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco , CA


EXPO Chicago, The Hole, Chicago, IL

CODE Art Fair, The Hole, Copenhagen, Denmark

ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA

UNTITLED Miami, The Hole, Miami Beach, FL

Contemporary Istanbul, The Hole, Istanbul, Turkey

Uncanny Memories, Sophia Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

We Never Know How High We Are, Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco, CA

Out Of Our Closet, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

Uncanny Memories, Sophia Contemporary, London, UK


ALAC, The Hole, Los Angeles, CA


Default, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

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

Sugar Talk, LVL3, Chicago, IL

Objects and Everyday Goods, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY


Not a Photo, The Hole, New York, NY

A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

BOGO, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

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

Colors, Louis B. James, New York, NY

Soft Core, Invisible Exports, New York, NY

Not a Painting, The Hole, New York, NY

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

Makers Mark, Regina Rex, New York, NY

Green, Spring Break, New York, NY


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

Cemeterium, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Alpenliebe, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-höhe, Austria

Grey Area, Bergdorf Goodman window, New York, NY


AB, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

Cut and Paste, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

Thanks (curated), Lu Magnus, New York, NY


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

This Side of Paradise, Andrew Freedman House, New York, NY


Shift Mindsets, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China

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


Growing Pains, Charles de Jonghe, Brussels, Belgium

The West at Sunset, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY

Skowhegan at 92YTribeca, 92YTribeca, New York, NY

Unveil, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

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


Select Press


Taylor Dafoe, artnetnews, “With All Art Fairs Postponed, One New York Dealer Decided to Erect a Fair Booth Inside Her Gallery to Lure Buyers- and, So Far, It’s Working!”

Amy Verner, “Botter,” VOGUE, January 16


“Let’s Celebrate: Adam Parker Smith Returns to The Hole NYC,” Juxtapoz Magazine, October 25

Jessica Klingelsfuss, “Keeping Up With The Smiths: A London Gallery Unites Artists With The Same Surname,” Wallpaper, July 19

“The Smiths,” Time Out London, July 3


Devon Van Housten Maldonado, “All the Art You Need to See at This Year’s Massive EXPO CHICAGO,” OBSERVER, September 28

“Artist Adam Parker Smith’s Midas touch turns objects into statues,” Interview Magazine, April 25


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.



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.


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.


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.


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

Ben Valentine, “Ferris Bueller, Vodkamellons, and Other Youthful Follies,”, 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,”, 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.


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

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

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


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.


Ian Bourland, “Critics pick, The Austerity Cookbook,”, 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.


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.


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



New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting