Simon Smith

Simon Smith artist statement: 
In his recent work, Simon Smith probes his experience of the streets of New York with an understanding of the city as a site of rapid transformation, of warped time and space. Often catalyzed by long walks, Smith’s painting process is informed in varying degrees by memory,
street photography, and historical research. Culminating in paintings ranging from realist cityscapes to densely compressed and layered abstractions, Smith’s process is propelled by a persistent curiosity about the places he moves through and a hunger for discovery in the studio. Smith earned his BA in Studio Art at Bard College in 2016 and will graduate with an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College in 2021. Previous exhibitions of Smith’s work include a solo show at King’s Leap gallery in New York City in 2017.