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Jen Frost Smith
Texas
jenfrostsmith@gmail.com

2012:
MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
Photographic and Electronic Media
2009:
BFA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.
Trans-Media studies

Artist Statement:

My paintings explore the systems we impose on our creativity processes. I’m impulsive and create impulsively, using my formal facilities to build compositions that play with the tensions of self-critique, humor and the art-making process. Each painting or digital work is meant to interact with the other pieces alongside of them. Installation art is a vehicle to create visual manifestations of internal narratives about the art making process and current societal stressors.

My anxiety pushes me to create and express the energies inside and around me, often manifesting into abstract forms or patterns or child-like whimsical compositions. I want the presence of my gesture to be aggressively present, to butt into a situation and linger.

Solo Exhibitions:

2017
Good Vibes
, Clamp Light Studios & Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
2016    
Adorn the Mess,
 Provenance Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
DelugeClamp Light Studios & Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
2011    
Thicker Than Wudder, Gravity Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD.
2008    
Mourning For Landscape, Ritual For ShelterCo-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX.
2007
I Remember Your Sound, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Collaborative Projects:
2016
Participatory Artist - 
Pier / PlatformsFreight Gallery & Studios ( Katie Kehoe , Pier / Platforms in the Southwest - http://www.katiekehoe.com/katiekehoe_projects_performance.html
2015
Is Anything Yet?, Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD. (performance in collaboration with Madeleine Cutrona & Thomas Brown)

Group Exhibitions:
2017
Monsters & Likewise, 
Clamp Light Studios & Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
MetaDADA: High Art for the POPulacePlaza de las Armas, San Antonio, TX.
Northwest Vista College Faculty Show, Palmetto Center for the Arts, San Antonio, TX.
2016
Blanco HeatClamp Light Studios and Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
Sweet Peach Collective, K23 Gallery, San Antonio, TX.
The Summer Gif Exhibition
http://www.pinkboxcollective.com/
One Night Stand, The Lullwood Group, San Antonio, TX.
#CLAMPLIFE, Freight Gallery & Studios, San Antonio, TX.
50/250, French & Michigan, San Antonio, TX.
2014
MovementMuseum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX.
2012
Crowd SurfingTransmodern Festival, D Center, Baltimore, MD.
Off The Rails, MFA Thesis, Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2011
PEM Group Show, Fox 3 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2010
PEM Group Show, Pinkard Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2009
No Lone Zone, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.
Digital Showcase 46Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, TX.
2008
ProspectCreative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.
Just For YouBirdhouse Gallery, Austin, TX.
Art,Music,ThreeScreamer Company, Austin, TX.
Extravaganza #3Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX.
2007
Chirp, A CelebrationPump Project Studios, Austin, TX.
Glee, Creative Research Laboratory, Austin, TX.
Perfectly Good Paper, End of an Ear, Austin, TX.
We Are All Photographers Now, Mussee De L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Reviews & Mentions:
‘MetaDADA’ Unites San Antonio Artists Bound by Shared Influences

ArtSlut: 10 Things You Have to Do This Weekend

Mourning for Landscape, Ritual for Shelter - Austin Chronicle

The People Make the Place - Patricia Morales

 

Publications:
2009
Analecta 34, Official Literary and Arts Journal of the University of Texas at Austin
2008
THREE, Annual Art Book, Screamer Co.