2005 California College of the Arts,
Master of Fine Art, Sculpture
1995 Washington University, Bachelor of Fine Art, Printmaking
2010 Fuentas Ficticias,
Commission for Austonian Building Reflecting Pool, Austin, Texas
2009 Art in Public Places Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2006-8 Doppel-Fountain, Fibro-Gen Building, Monumental Stainless
Steel Sculpture, San Francisco, California
2009 Vicious Venue, Lawndale
Art Center, Houston, Texas
2006 In All Probability, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco,
2004 Fictional Realities, Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco,
2001 Works of Leisure, Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco,
1999 Shawn Smith, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers
1995 Shawn Smith: Works on Paper, Cité Internationale
des Arts, Paris, France
TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2010 Joseph Phillips & Shawn
Smith, d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2009 Shawn Smith, Arturo Mallmann, & Yrjo Edelmann, Craighead
Green, Dallas, Texas
2008 Ersatz Nature: Elaine Bradford & Shawn Smith, Galveston
Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2007 Sarah Green Reed and Shawn Smith, d berman gallery, Austin,
2007 Dopple-Nature: Shawn Smith and Connie Connally, The MAC,
2007 Artsource, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA
2006 Virtual Intervention: Shawn Smith and David Hamill, 33 Grand,
2006 Connie Connally, Pancho Luna, Shawn Smith, Craighead Green
Gallery, Dallas, TX
2002 Shawn Smith and Gail Cadman Dawson, Craighead Green Gallery,
2000 Shawn Smith and Aaron Karp, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas,
1998 Kala Fellowship Show: Smith, Torres, Waterman, Kala Institute,
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Art’s Newest Medium:
Rapid Prototyping Applied to Contemporary Visions of Sculpture, as
part of SculptCAD Rapid Artists, Society of Manufacturing Engineers RAPID
Conference and Exposition
2009 drawn (not quartered), d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2009 Texas Twelve: The 2nd Biennial Survey of Texas Art and Artists,
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University,
Wichita Falls, TX
2009 Stimulate, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008 Line/Form, d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2008 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin,
2008 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Diverse Works, Houston,
2008 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Blue Star, San Antonio,
2008 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, The Grace Museum, Abilene,
2008 Thirty Years, Thirty Artists, Brookhaven, Dallas, Texas
2007 Nancy Boy, City College, San Francisco, CA
2007 CCA Centennial, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Oakland: East Side Story, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,
San Francisco, CA
2006 Recent Acquisitions, di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve, Napa,
2006 Nancy Boy, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
2006 MFA Selections, di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve, Napa, CA
2005 Diorama Show, Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Telling, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2005 White Noise Wonder Woman, PLAySPACE, San Francisco, CA
2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San
2005 Nancy Boy, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2004 By Any Means UnNecessary, Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco,
2004 Epic, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2004 Fluid Exchange, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 TFAA 2003: 5 x 7 x X, Jones Center for Contemporary Art,
2003 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Fort Mason,
San Francisco, CA
2002 New Art ’02, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 In Other Words, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA
2002 TFAA 2002: 5 x 7 x X, Jones Center for Contemporary Art,
2002 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center,
2002 Dreams Aflight, Oakland International Airport, Oakland,
2002 16th Annual Art Exhibition, Emeryville Arts Inc, Emeryville,
2002 October International Competition, Armory Art Center, West
Palm Beach, FL
2001 New American Talent 16, Jones Center for Contemporary Art,
Austin, TX, tour
2000 Next Text, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2000 14th Annual Art Exhibition, Emeryville Arts Inc, Emeryville,
2000 Book as Art, Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
2000 Paper Rock Scissors, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
1999 Art Walk 1999, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
1999 Needle Art, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center for the
Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
1998 California Small Works, California Museum of Art, Santa
1998 Bay Arts 1998, Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont,
1997 Toys in Contemporary Art, d,p, Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA
1997 Kala Artists Annual Show, Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
1997 ANA 26, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
1997 Drawings, Cedar Valley College, Dallas, TX
1997 Americas 2000: Paper Works, Northwest Art Center, Minot,
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
2010 Visual Art Source, “Recommendations:
Joseph Phillips / Shawn Smith,” by Annabelle Sanders, September.
2010 The Austin Chronicle, “Arts Review: Joseph Phillips & Shawn
Smith,” Wayne Alan Brenner, 10 September.
2009 Austin American Statesman/Austin 360, “Drawing Attention”,
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 18 June.
2009 Catalogue for “Texas Twelve: The 2nd Biennial Survey of Texas
Art and Artists”, Wichita Falls Museum
2009 Times Record News, “Museum puts 'Texas Twelve' in spotlight,”
LanaSweeten-Shults, 4 April.
2009 Times Record News, “Wichita Falls Museum of Art brings in state's
relevant artists for pushing-the-limit exhibit,”
Lana Sweeten-Shults, 28 March.
2008 Catalogue for New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch
2008 The Galveston County Daily News, “Real Versus Unreal,”
2007 Art in America, “Report from Austin: Art by Southwest”
(photograph), Charles Dee Michell, December.
2007 Austin American-Statesman, “Seeing Things: Weekend arts pix,”
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, 19 October.
2007 Woodwork, “Gallery: Shawn Smith,” John Lavine, ed, Page
39, #103, February.
2006 Artweek, “’MFA Selections’ at the di Rosa Preserve,”
Colin Berry, Page 13, Volume 37, Issue 3, April 2006.
2006 East Bay Express, “On the Wall: What’s Happening in East
Bay Art,” David Downs, Page 28, January 25.
2005 Fiberarts Magazine, “Food for Thought,” Liz Good, Page
2005 Artweek, “’Nancy Boy’ at Richmond Art Center,”
Barbara Morris, Page 15, Volume 36, Issue 4, May.
2005 Contra Costa Times, “What the Peep is Going On?” Robert
Taylor, Pages C3, C5, February 6.
2004 San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Critic’s Choice: Epic,”
Clark Buckner, Page 75, December 8.
2003-4 Artweek, “Previews: Shawn Smith,” Debra Koppman, Page
27, Volume 34, Issue10, December/January.
2002 The Center Post, “In Other Words,” Caitlin Crest, ed,
Page 16, September.
2002 Long Beach Press-Telegram, “1000 Words are Worth a Picture,”
Shirle Gottlieb, Page U32, August 9.
2002 ArtLies Magazine, “Shawn Smith: Cultural Consumables,”
Catherine Norman, Page 76, #35 Summer.
2001 SF Gate, “Shawn Smith: Works of Leisure,” Marie-Adele
Moniot, ePicks, April 27.
2001 East Bay Express, “Over There: The Short List,” Lindsey
Westbrook, Page 54, April 27.
2000 Dallas Home Design, “First and Foremost,” Darrell Preston,
Pages 61, 69, September/October.
2000 The Met, “See This,” Bret McCabe, Page 27, May 3-10.
2000 Where Magazine, “Straight From the Art: The Latest from the
SF Fine Art Scene,” Nicole Meoli, Page 14, April.
1997 San Jose Mercury News, “Where Serious Art is Child’s
Play,” Chiori Santiago, Page 13G, December 21.
1996 Dallas Morning News, “Museum Distributes Six Grants,”
Janet Kutner, May 24.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 Nominated for Austin Critics
Table Award in “Best Group Gallery Exhibition” category for
Sarah Greene Reed & Shawn Smith at d berman gallery
2008 Nominated for Austin Critics Table Award in “Best Work of Art”
category for Re-Kindling in Austin Museum of Art’s New
Art in Austin: 20 to Watch
2002 First Place, In Other Words, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA
1998 Judge’s Award, California Small Works, California Museum of
Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1998 Third Place 3D, Bay Arts 1998, Arts Council of San Mateo County,
1997 Purchase Award, Americas 2000: Paper Works, Northwest Art Center,
1997 Artist-in-Residency Fellowship at the Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
1995 Clare Hart DeGolyer Grant, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
1994 John H, Millikin Travel Scholarship, Washington University, St, Louis,
1994 Artist-in Residency at Cité Internationale Des Arts, Paris,