Born in DeKalb, IL, 1970
Hunter College, New York, NY, MFA, 2005
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, PhD, 2000
Amherst College, Amherst, MA, BA, 1993
Lives and Works in New York, NY

 

GREG SMITH (b.1970) stages exhibitions that consider both art and viewer as compromised transmitters of coded information. He builds installations using an amalgam of unlikely materials and processes weaving enigmatic narratives from technological obsolescence, bureaucracy, and absurdity. The artist gives equal thought to the delivery method and the delivered message, a practice evidenced by his balanced treatment of videos and their viewing booths. Smith has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio; and White Columns, NYC, among others. His work has been featured at MoMA, NYC, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, among others. Smith was awarded a Guggenheim Grant in 2013.