Timothy Robert Smith


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 ShowcaseCity Hall, Fontana, CA

2017                                           TEDx ConferenceCSU 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

Selected Bibliography

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)

Guest Artist/Lecturer

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