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Chris smith



MFA Fine Art (Distinction) University of Leeds. September 2009 – July 2011  

BA Fine Art Painting (1st class) University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.Sept 2000-July 2003

Solo Exhibitions 

Soundings: Ladybeck, Mabgate, Leeds. November 2017

Telling the Truth Takes Time: South Square Gallery, Bradford, 3rd-26th Feb 2013.

Booth's Yard: Ilkley, 6th-18th Oct 2012.

Ark T Centre – solo exhibition 10th Anniversary Patron's Exhibition 6th October - 6th December 2007

Crossover. Film installation with Clive Rose. Walcott Mortuary Chapel, Bath. Commissioned by Media Arts Bath 10th-26th November 2006

Hans Brinker Hotel – solo exhibition. Amsterdam. November - December 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions 

Left Bank Leeds: Cardigan Road, Leeds July 2018

Northern Painters: Ladybeck, Mabgate, Leeds. March 2018

Shelf Life: Sed Gallery, Ilkley, Group show Oct 2014

Jerwood Contemporary Painters 2008: Jerwood Space, London, 9th April-18th May 2008; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 20th Sept-8th No 2008

Rome Scholars Exhibition - Summerfield Gallery, University of Gloucestershire. 2008 (permanent collection)

Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition 2005 – Bristol (Winner, Consumer Intelligence Ltd, Watercolour Prize)

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2005: Cornerhouse, Manchester - June 4th to July 17th ; ‘Lot’ and Spike Island, Bristol 10th Sept to 16th Oct; Barbican Centre, London 16th Nov to 8th Jan 2006

Hans Brinker Trophy Exhibition, Amsterdam. December 2003 (Winner of the €5,000 Hans Brinker Trophy prize)

Framed Works for The Future. Pump Rooms, Cheltenham. December 2001

Three at the Borlase. With Jon Rowlands and H.L. Spencer. Borlase Gallery, Blewbury, Oxfordshire. 10th March – 1st April 2000


AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Postgraduate Award 2010
Hans Brinker Trophy Winner, €5,000 Amsterdam December 2003
Consumer Intelligence award, RWA Summer Show 2007


British School at Rome, Rome – Summerfield Scholarship. Summer 2003

Hans Brinker Hotel. Amsterdam, October-December 2004


Selected Bibliography

 New Contemporaries 2005. Art Monthly, September. Number 289. Page 33



Part-time Lecturer - University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham. Oct 2005 - June 2009

Visiting Lecturer - University of Leeds, 2014 - present