Approved: 16.08.2006

Jenny Smith

Artist, Consultant, Curator, Maker, Teacher

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Approved: 16.08.2006

Jenny Smith is a Contemporary British artist, based in Edinburgh. She works in the medium of drawing, print, artists' books and film. Her practice explores the relationship between the traditional methodology of drawing and the new technology of laser cutting.

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Artforms: Book works, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: artist book, laser cut, multiple, paper, zen, calligraphy, drawing, painting, writing, works on paper, contemplative, japan, meditative, digital, laser cut and etched
 

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    Artist Statement

    Jenny Smith is a Contemporary British artist, based in Edinburgh. She works in the medium of drawing, print, artists' books and film. Her practice explores the relationship between the traditional methodology of drawing and the new technology of laser cutting.

    She is currently developing site specific, socially engaged pieces that evolve from participants handwritten answers to a question.

    Jenny exhibits nationally and internationally. She has won numerous Awards and has work held in public and private collections, including recent acquisitions by The Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. She has recieved a Scottish Arts Council Creative Research and Development Award and been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2009. Jenny is listed in the 34th edition of Who’s Who in Art.

    Jenny delivers Continual Professional Development courses for artists and teachers both in her Edinburgh studio, and on a freelance basis. 

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 2007 - Multi Disciplinary Print, UWE, Bristol 1993 - BA (hons) first class, Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 1989 - BA (hons) English Literature, University of East Anglia, Norwich Solo exhibitions 2009 - Incise, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh 2008 - Jenny Smith, Arbroath Museum Gallery, Arbroath 2008 - Jenny Smith, Meffan Gallery, Forfar 2008 - Jenny Smith, Montrose Museum Gallery, Montrose 2007 - Jenny Smith 1997 - 2007, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, 25 North Junction Street, Edinburgh 2006 - Jenny Smith and Clare Waddle, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh 2006 - Jenny Smith and Duncan Bullen, Maltby Contemporary Art, Winchester 2005 - Jenny Smith : Imprint, Hughson Gallery, Glasgow 2004 - Jenny Smith:Drawings Paintings and Prints, Portfolio Gallery, Yorkshire 2003 - Jenny Smith New Work, TCC, London 2002 - Jenny Smith, The Deutche Bank, Edinburgh 2002 - Jenny Smith, The Bernie Gallery, Jersey, Channel Islands 2001 - Jenny Smith :Paintings and Prints, TCC, London 2001 - Jenny Smith New Work, The Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh 1999 - The Prints, Leicester City Art Gallery 1998 - Recent Paintings and Prints, The Firth Gallery, Edinburgh 1997 - New Work, Phillips Contemporary Art, Manchester 1996 - In This The Memory Bank of Our Lives........, WASPS Gallery, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2012 - Reflections, City Arts Centre , Edinburgh 2012 - SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2012 - VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2011 - Bite, Mall Galleries, London 2011 - Drawing With Fire, Artez Academy, The Netherlands 2011 - Momentum, Crafts in The Bay Cardiff, Cardiff 2010 - Abstract Matters, The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh 2010 - Celebrating Paper, (invited artist), Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2010 - Drawing with Fire, UWE, Bristol 2010 - Originals10, (invited artist), Mall Galleries , London 2009 - Ganjifa , Art Konsult Gallery, New Delhi, India 2009 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Touring Exhibition, UK 2009 - Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2009 - Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition , Royal Scottish Academy , Edinburgh 2009 - Visual Art Scotland Annual Exhibition , City Art Centre , Edinburgh 2009 - Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Exhibition , Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2008 - IMPACT 6, , International Print Symposium, , University of the West of England, Bristol 2008 - Ganjifa, Aacruti Gallery, Baroda, India 2008 - Ganjifa , Falun Hornan Gallery, Sweden 2008 - Open Print Exhibition,, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2008 - Originals 08, Mall Gallery, London 2008 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2008 - RSA Spring Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2008 - SSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2008 - The Scottish Collection , Dean Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh 2007 - Inkubator, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh 2007 - Originals 07, Mall Gallery London, London 2007 - SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2007 - UWE Mini Print Exhibition, Blackwell's Bookshop, Bristol 2007 - VAS, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2006 - Bookmarks IV, Yale centre for Brisish Art, USA, Tate Library, London, Arnolfini Bristol, Queensland State Library and Victoria College of the Arts, Australia 2006 - Place, Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol, Pratt Institute USA, UCOL New Zealand, NYIT Jordan, AKI The Netherlands 2005 - ART London, London Contemporary Art Fair, London 2005 - SSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2005 - The Collection, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh 2004 - Pressing Forward, Contemporary Printmaking in Scotland, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews 2004 - Royal Scottish Academy, Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh 2004 - RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2004 - The Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow 2004 - Transforming, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh 2003 - ART2003, London Contemporary Art Fair, Islington 2003 - Deepdale, Exhibitions,, Norfolk 2003 - Moving Solutions, The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Island, Scotland 2003 - The Leith, Gallery, Edinburgh 2002 - 25 Years of prints, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh 2002 - ART2002, London Contemporary Art Fair, London 2002 - Glasgow Art Fair, George Sqaure, Glasgow 2002 - Migratory, Blink Red at the Apex Hotel, Edinburgh 2002 - New York Art Fair, New York, New York 2001 - Art 2001, London Contemporary Art Fair 2001 - Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh 2001 - Scottish Spirit, The Mitchell Museum, Illionis, USA 2001 - The Compass Gallery, Glasgow 2001 - The Glasgow Art Fair 2000 - Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Art Galleries 2000 - Noble Grossart Painting Prize Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow School of Art 2000 - Painting in Scotland, Glasgow Print Studio (curated by Clare Henry) 2000 - Scottish Spirit, University Art Gallery, Michigan, USA 2000 - The SSA Contemporary Art Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1999 - Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk 1999 - Glasgow & Edinburgh Printmaking Galleries 1999 - Leith Gallery, Edinburgh 1999 - NS Gallery, Glasgow 1999 - Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh 1999 - Scottish Spirit, Clark Hall Gallery, Lousiana & Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, USA 1998 - 3rd International Lithography Symposium, Tidaholm, Sweden 1998 - ART98, London Contemporary Art Fair 1998 - Arthur Ross Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA 1998 - Footsteps, Panzerhalle Ateliers, Brandenburgh, Berlin, Germany (studio / exhibition exchange) 1998 - Mason Gross Galleries, New Jersey USA 1998 - Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow 1998 - The Blue Gallery, London 1998 - The Compass Gallery, Glasgow 1998 - The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh 1998 - The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 1997 - Houston North Gallery, Nova Scotia, Canada 1997 - The Blue Gallery, London 1997 - The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh Artist talks 2009 - In Conversation, during solo exhibition Incise, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh 2008 - Artist Talk during solo exhibition, Meffan Gallery, Forfar 2007 - Artist Talk during exhibition, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh 2005 - Jenny Smith Imprint, Hughson Gallery, Glasgow 2004 - Jenny Smith, Portfolio Gallery, Yorkshire 2002 - Jenny Smith, Bernie Gallery, Jersey, Channel Islands 1996 - In this the memory bank of our lives..., WASPS Gallery, Edinburgh Residencies 2010 - AA2A Artist in Residence, Loughborough University School of Art and Design, Loughborough 2009 - Artist In Residence, Chaap Print Studio, Baroda, India Public commissions 2010 - Imprint and Circles, Palace Hotel , Tokyo 2009 - Circles , Raddisson Blu, Paris 2009 - Circles , The Arch Hotel, London 2004 - New Hall Art Collection, University of Cambridge, Cambridge 2000 - Eastern General, Hospital, Edinburgh 2000 - Royal Bank, of Scotland, Edinburgh Corporate commissions 2005 - ASK PLC, Zizzi Restaurant, London and Bristol 2004 - Personal Group Holdings, Re-Insurance Company, Milton Keynes 2002 - Scottish Amicable, Headquarters, Edinburgh 2001 - British Midland International Airways, Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Gracefield Arts Centre Purchase Prize, VAS , Exhibition 2009 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, Shortlist, UK 2009 - Scottish Arts Council, , Creative Research and Development , Award 2008 - Edinburgh Visual Artist Award, EDAC and SAC, Edinburgh 2008 - Nancy Graham Memorial Book Prize , VAS Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh 2004 - International Exhibitions Grant, Buissness Gateway, Edinburgh 2003 - Edinburgh Visual Artists, Edinburgh 2002 - Hope Scott Trust, Edinburgh 2000 - Edinburgh Visual Artist, Award, Edinburgh 1999 - Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy, Artist's Bursary, Edinburgh 1996 - Edinburgh District Arts Council, Award, Edinburgh 1996 - The Hope Scott Trust Award, Edinburgh 1994 - Commended, Seagate Gallery, Dundee 1993 - Farquar Reid Scholarship, DJCA, Dundee 1993 - Royal Scottish Academy Award for Painting and, MacLean Watters Medal, Edinburgh Publications 2010 - Cutting Edge, Essay By Monica Petzel in Originals10 Catalogue 2009 - Digital Calligraphy: Paper about current research for Cutting Edge, Laser Symposium at Loughborough University School of Art and Design 2008 - Essay about Laser Research in Printmaking Today Autumn 2008 2004 - The Mark's Making, Essay by Ruth Peltzer-Montana in Solo Catalogue Publication Other 2009 - Artist Book purchased for collection , National Galleries of Scotland , Edinburgh 2008 - Artist Book purchased for collection, Tate Library, London