Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Mark R. Smith's work explores pattern and modernist principles and incorporates recycled textiles, resulting in unconventional objects based on a conceptual framework. Smith manifests his ideas through a labor-intensive process, transforming everyday materials into dynamic, collage-based paintings that reference collective dwellings and social organisms.  The artist received his BFA from The Cooper Union (New York, NY) and his MFA from Portland State University (Portland, OR).  He is represented by the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland.

Recent Projects:

Stress Formations at Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR)

Portals and Rabbit Holes, a permanent installation at Meta Headquarters (Seattle, WA)

Group Exhibit, Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ

Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR)

Public Commissions:

Portland TriMet (Portland, OR)

Providence Hospital (Portland, OR)

The Port of Portland (Portland, OR)

Private collection: 

American Embassy (Accra, Ghana)

CityArts Inc. (New York, NY)

King County Public Art Collection (Seattle, WA)

Lewis and Clark College (Portland, OR)

Nike Inc. (Beaverton, OR)

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