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Timothy Robert Smith

 

          Timothy Robert Smith is an LA-born oil painter and muralist, using observation techniques in a new style he calls “Multi-Dimensionalism.” His work investigates the nature of reality, with multiple perspectives fused together into one cinematic frame. Time and probability are other variables, with trails connecting past, present and future events; and alternate versions of the present moment repeating infinitely.

          His work has been featured in various media outlets, including Juxtapoz magazine and NBC news, and his paintings have shown in solo exhibitions at TEDx Conferences and Copro Gallery in Bergamot Station. He also teaches at Laguna College of Art and Design, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles and Saddleback College.

 

Education:

2013                                          Laguna College of Art and Design

MFA Studio Art

2006                                          California State University of Los Angeles, CA

BFA Studio Art

 

Work Experience:

2012-Present                        Laguna College of Art and Design

2013-Present                       California State University of Los Angeles, CA

2015-Present                        Idyllwild Arts Foundation

2016-Present                        California State University of Long Beach, CA

                                                 Saddleback College, CA

2017                                         ArtStart Claremont, CA

 

Selected Exhibitions:

Solo Shows

2018                                          Museum of Art and History, Lancaster

Lancaster, CA

2017                                          TEDx Conference, CSU Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   TEDx Conference, CSU Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

2015                                          Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, CA

2014                                          Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, CA

Group Shows

2016                                          Self Reflected, UC Irvine Health Exhibition, Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Irvine, CA

                                                   Faculty Exhibition, Idyllwild Parks Exhibition Center

Idyllwild, CA

                                                   The Fathom Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   Anniversary Show, Sugar Mynt Gallery

South Pasadena, CA

2015                                          The Collection, Gregorio Escalante Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   Immortality and Vulnerability, Zhou B Art Center

Chicago, IL

                                                   In Search of the Real, Forest and Ocean Gallery

Laguna Beach, CA

2014                                          Western Twilight, Coagula Curatorial

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   Sound and Vision, Sound City Studios

Van Nuys, CA

                                                   Featured Artist, The Hive Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   Melancholy Menagerie, Fullerton Museum

Fullerton, CA

                                                   Faculty Exhibition, CSULA Fine Arts Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   Artists Across America, Flower Pepper Gallery

Pasadena, CA

2013                                          20th Anniversary Show, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, CA

                                                   Futurology, Copro Gallery, Bergamot Station

Santa Monica, CA

                                                   Featured Artist, The Hive Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

                                                   MANA, Garbousian Gallery

Beverly Hills, CA

                                                   A Frozen Fire, Studio Five08

Santa Monica, CA

                                                   MFA Thesis Show, Arena 1 Gallery

Santa Monica, CA

                                                   LCAD Exhibit, Laguna Art Museum

Laguna Beach, CA

2012                                          Lab Art Presents, The Mondrian Hotel

West Hollywood, CA

                                                   Street Art Exhibition, Lab Art Gallery

La Brea, CA

2011                                          The Hive,

Los Angeles, CA

2010                                          The Hear Gallery,

Los Angeles, CA

2009                                          Modern Nomads, TOW Gallery

Los Angeles, CA

 

Internships:

2012-2013                             Studio Assistant

Nicola Verlato Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Bibliography

2016                                          ‘Project Transforms City’s Utility Boxes Into Art’

Interview with Lolita Lopez

NBC Los Angeles, Apr 25.

                                                   ‘Episode XXXVIII: The ART of Storytelling’

The PO SHO with Polina Hryn, Jun 20.

2015                                          ‘Timothy Robert Smith: The Influence of the Incidental:

Interview with Greg Escalante’

Juxtapoz. September.

                                                   ‘Gallerist and Collector Greg Escalante Opens New Space in Los Angeles’

Hi-Fructose, September.

                                                   ‘Illusive Perspective: An Interview with Timothy Robert Smith’

Evan Senn. Yay!LA Art and Culture Magazine.

                                                   ‘Beauty and the Brain: An Interview With the Father of Neuroesthetics,

Semir Zeke’. F. Scott Hess. The Huffington Post, Sept 29. (illus.)

                                                   ‘Heightened Perceptions’

John Seed. Poets and Artists.

2014                                          ‘Sound and Vision Art Show at Sound City’

Juxtapoz, October.

                                                   ‘Art Show at the Legendary Recording Studio: Sound City’

Yuki Toy. The Huffington Post, Japan, Oct 18.

                                                   ‘Timothy Robert Smith: Kaleidoscopic Realism at Copro’

John Seed. The Huffington Post, April 14.

                                                   Corpo Gallery Exhibition Preview

Juxtapoz, April.

                                                   ‘The New Wave in the LA Art Scene: Timothy Robert Smith’

Japala Magazine (Japan), April.

                                                   ‘The Wideshot Painting of Timothy Robert Smith’

Simona Albani. Progetti Smarriti (Rome), September.

                                                   ‘Artist Insights with Timothy Robert Smith’

Platinum Cheese, Feb 17.

2013                                          ’10 Most Memorable Paintings From 2013′.

John Seed. The Huffington Post, Dec 20.

                                                   ‘Futurology Group Show at Copro Gallery’

Hi-Fructose, March.

                                                   ‘A Cloud Over Computing: Forster’s ‘The Machine Stops,’

and Artist Smith’s ‘I, Disconnect’ Series’. Ashley Jude Collie.

The Huffington Post, Nov 04.

                                                   ‘Kaledoscopic Realism’.

Poets and Artists, Sept 22.

                                                   ‘Timothy Robert Smith’

Catapult Art Mag, June 7.

                                                   ‘Life in TV5D’. Rachel Elizabeth Jones.

Los Angeles, I’m Yours, March 28.

2012                                          ‘Stay Up!: Los Angeles Street Art’. Daichendt, G. James, and

Lord Jim. Petaluma, CA: Cameron + Company, 2012

Print. (illus.)

2011                                          ‘L.A. ‘Street Art’ in south Central at Manual Arts High’

The Huffington Post, July 13 (illus.)

2009                                          ‘A Woolly Mammoth Made of Tires and Other ‘Anthropological Oddities Found

at TOW’, L.A. Weekly, Nov 09 (illus.)

 

Activities and Community Projects:

Public Art Director/Curator

2016                                          South Pasadena Electrical Box Project

South Pasadena Arts Council

2015                                          Mural Director and Arts Educator

Self Help Graphics and California State University of Los Angeles

2014                                          Public Mural Project

Silverlake Neighborhood Council, Arts and Culture Committee

2013                                          Public Mural Project

Silverlake Neighborhood Council, Arts and Culture Committee

2012                                          ‘The Realist Perspective’

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