Timothy Robert Smith is a Los Angeles oil painter, muralist and multi-media artist, using observational techniques to investigate the nature of perception. His work fuses together multiple perspectives into a kaleidoscopic vision, playing with our understanding of time and space, and blurring the line between personal and collective experience. His art has shown in solo exhibitions at museums, TEDx conferences and several galleries; being featured in media outlets that include Juxtapoz, Artillery, NBC and KCRW. He has created a plethora of public work around Southern California, Florida and Japan, including an interactive installation at the Museum of Art and History, Lancaster (May 2018) that combined oil painting with lights, sounds, 3-D sculpted figures and video projections.
2013 MFA Studio Art- Laguna College of Art and Design, CA
2006 BFA Studio Art – California State University of Los Angeles, CA
Selected Public Murals
2020 Beach Scene on Building with Windows, Pompano Beach, FL
Moulton Ranch Center Mural, Laguna Hills, CA
2019 Beatnik Alley, Hermosa Beach, CA
Night Scene, Laguna Beach, CA
2018 Bassline Street Wear Mural, Downtown Asahikawa, Hokkaido, JAPAN
Momentum, Laguna Beach, CA
Glimpse, Laguna Beach, CA
2017 Wheeler Park Mural, Claremont, CA
Upside Downtown Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
Art Supply Warehouse, Westminster, CA
2013 Public Art Project, Silverlake Arts and Culture Committee, CA
2012 Art Director and Muralist, Silverlake Arts and Culture Committee, CA
2011 Curry Restaurant and Tropical Café, Downtown Asahikawa, Hokkaido, JAPAN
2010 Circus of Books Silverlake, Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Big Art Lab Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Selected Solo Shows
2019 FORM Magazine Presents: Timothy Robert Smith, LA Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Revised Maps of the Present (installation), A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Revised Maps of the Present, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Revised Maps of the Present, Art Depot, Fontana, CA
Artist Showcase, City Hall, Fontana, CA
2017 TEDx Conference, CSU Los Angeles, CA
TEDx Conference, CSU Long Beach, CA
2015 Multi-Dimensionalism II, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2014 Multi-Dimensionalism I, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Selected Group Shows
2019 Architexure, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
Go Wild!, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin, IRL
Inside OUT: Outside In, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
In Search of the Real III, LCAD Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2018 Movement + Narrative, Ayzenberg Sp[a]ce Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Art of the Self, GWC Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
2017 KAABOO Art Exhibition, SugarPress Gallery, Del Mar, CA
Surreal Salon, Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
ICONIC: Black Panther Art Exhibition, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2015 The Collection, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Immortality and Vulnerability, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
2014 Western Twilight, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Futurology, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
MANA, Garbousian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2012 Lab Art Presents, The Mondrian Hotel, West Hollywood, CA
2019 TR Smith’s ‘Beatnik Alley’ unveiled in Hermosa Beach, The Beach Reporter, Oct.
Mural Artist to Show Multiple Perspectives, McDonald, Ryan. Easy Reader, Aug.
Interview with the Artist, :FORM Magazine, Jan/Feb.
5 Design Things To Do This Week. Bruckner, Karen. KCRW, Design + Arch, Feb.
2018 Art gains ‘Momentum’ at LB High with mural. Andrade, Miranda. LA Times, Aug.
Lancaster MOAH: Forest For the Trees, Harcourt, Glenn. Artillery Magazine, Jul.
Revised Maps of the Present: Timothy Robert Smith @ MOAH, Juxtapoz, May.
Artistic Vision: Upside Downtown Laguna Beach, Neal, Brandi. OC Register, Mar.
2016 Project Transforms City’s Utility Boxes Into Art, Lopez, Lolita. NBC News LA, Apr.
2015 Timothy Robert Smith: The Influence of Incidental. Escalante, Greg. Juxtapoz, Sept.
Gallerist and Collector Greg Escalante Opens New Space in LA, Hi-Fructose, Sept.
Illusive Perspective: Interview with Timothy Robert Smith, Senn, Evan. Yay!LA, Nov.
Beauty and the Brain, Hess, F. Scott. The Huffington Post, Sept. (illus.)
Heightened Perceptions, Seed, John. Poets and Artists, May.
2014 Sound and Vision Art Show at Sound City, Juxtapoz, Oct.
Art Show at Sound City Studio, Toy, Yuki. The Huffington Post Japan, Oct.
T.R. Smith: Kaleidoscopic Realism, Seed, John. The Huffington Post, Apr.
Corpo Gallery Exhibition Preview, Juxtapoz, Apr.
The New Wave in the LA Art Scene: T.R. Smith, Japala Magazine (Japan), Apr.
The Wideshot Paintings of T. Smith, Albani, Simona. Progetti Smarriti (Rome), Sept.
Artist Insights with Timothy Robert Smith, Platinum Cheese, Feb.
2013 10 Most Memorable Paintings From 2013, Seed, John. The Huffington Post, Dec.
Futurology Group Show at Copro Gallery, Hi-Fructose, Mar.
Artist Smith’s ‘I, Disconnect’ Series, Collie, Ashley Jude. The Huffington Post, Nov.
2012 Stay Up!: LA Street Art, Daichendt, G. James, Cameron + Company, Nov. (illus.)
2019 Map of Los Angeles, Cover and Insert Poster Artist, :FORM Magazine, Jan/Feb.
2018 Strathmore: Cover Artist for Oil Paint Paper Pad
2018 Artist Recognition at the City of Fontana and Community Services Department
2012-Present Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA
2013-Present Gamblin Artist Colors Educator of Southern California
2015-Present Idyllwild Arts Foundation, CA
2016-2019 Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
2013-2015 California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2016 California State University Long Beach, CA
2017 ArtStart Claremont, CA (Mural instructor)
2014 – 2019
Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
Art Depot, Fontana CA
Artist Collectives, Organizations and Stores
Artist Lecture Series at Squeeze Art Collective, CA
Collector’s Choice 26th Annual Juried Auction, Laguna Beach, CA
Swihart Artist Lecture Series, CA
Art Educators of Nevada, NV
Art Supply Warehouse, CA
Glendale Art Association, CA
Angeles Crest Art Guild, CA
Riley St. Art Festival, CA
Burbank Art Association, CA
San Dieguito Artist Guild, CA
Loma Linda Art Association, CA
Art Center, CA
CSU Northridge, CA
CSU Los Angeles, CA
CSU Long Beach, CA
UC Irvine, CA
UC Riverside, CA
University of Southern California, CA
University of San Diego, CA
University of Texas at Arlington, TX
University of Texas at Dallas, TX
University of Texas at Denton, TX
SMU Dallas, TX
San Diego State University, CA
San Diego City College, CA
Long Beach City College, CA
Los Angeles City College, CA
Pasadena City College, CA
Glendale Community College, CA
Otis College of Art and Design, CA
Rio Hondo College, CA
Los Angeles Valley College, CA
Pierce College, CA
Loyola Marymount University, CA
Orange Coast College, CA
Chapman University, CA