René Smith

Brooklyn, NY 11237

2002 M.F.A. Painting, Tyler School of Art Philadelphia, PA
1999 B.A. Painting, Bennington College Bennington, VT
Study Abroad:
1996-97 & 2001-02 Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy

Teaching Experience
2010     Adjunct Instructor - St. Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill, NY
             courses taught: Intro to Painting
2008-09 Visiting Lecturer in Painting - Chiang Mai University, Thailand
            All levels of undergraduate and graduate painting.
            courses taught: Thesis in Painting, Painting 7, Painting 6, Color,
            Realistic Painting, Techniques in Painting, Participated in MFA Reviews
2003      Instructor - Moore College of Art Philadelphia, PA
            Young Artists’ Workshop
            courses taught: Graphic Design
2001-02 Instructor - Temple University Rome Rome, Italy
               courses taught: Rome Sketchbook for Art Majors,
            Rome Sketchbook for Non-Majors
2000-01 Instructor - Tyler School of Art
            Tyler Weekend Workshop Philadelphia, PA 
            courses taught: Drawing

Visiting Artist Lectures and Critiques
2010 Lecture
         Burapha University, Bangsaen, Thailand
         Artist's Talk
2009 Lecture / Workshop
          King Mungkut's Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
        Artist's Talk, Workshop on Alternative Mapping with MFA Students,
        Special Topic Lecture on advancing your practice through using the
        influence of other artists' work.
2007 Lecture
          Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri, Iceland
        Artist's Talk & Studio Visits
       Visiting Artist
        Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, OR
        Artist's Talk, Studio Visits, Special Topic Lecture on living and working in
        New York
2002 Guest Critic
         Rhode Island School of Design Rome, Italy
        Participated in final reviews for the BFA Honors Program

Solo & Two Person Shows:

2010 Dreaming My Dreams With You (Two Person with David Burke)

           Koi Gallery Bangkok, Thailand

2009 Greatest Hits 2008 - 2552 (Solo)

           Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2007 My Heart is Like an Ocean (Solo)
           Deiglan Gallery Akureyri, Iceland

2005 Come In (Solo)
           Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives New York, NY
         Patterns (Two Person)
           Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Annapolis, MD
         In Love With A View (Solo)
           David Allen Gallery Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Shows:

2010 Siam Art Fair with BKK Art House

              Bangkok, Thailand


             Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

2009 Tang Kerb

             Galerie Panisa, Chiang Mai, Thailand

        Exhibition by Lecturers
            from the Department of Printmaking, Painting, and Sculpture
            Chiang Mai Art Museum, Thailand

2008 Exhibition by Lecturers
            from the Department of Printmaking, Painting, and Sculpture
            Chiang Mai Art Museum, Thailand
         Emerge 9 curated by Christopher Y. Lew, Curator PS1
            Aljira Newark, NJ
         Dreamer of Pictures
            Subdivision Long Island City, NY
2007 Project Diversity Queens - a project of Queens Council on the Arts
           World Culture OpenCenter at Korea Village Flushing, NY
         Photography and Contemporary Tactics
           Brooklyn Arts Council Brooklyn, NY
         About Face: Portraiture Now curated by Danielle Mysliwie,
           Paddy Johnson, and Glenn Macura
           General Electric World Headquarters Fairfield, CT
         Out of Me, Out of You
           Subdivision Long Island City, NY
2006 Manager’s Picks curated by Brendan Carroll and Beverly Allan
           Cooke Contemporary Jersey City, NJ
2005 Young Arts Alliance curated by Brian Wallace
            Philadelphia Arts Alliance Philadelphia, PA
        Mix Tapes curated by Tyson Reeder
           The General Store Milwaukee, WI
        Halpert Biennial
           Appalachian State University Boone, NC
2004 Four Color Pen Show
            The General Store in Association with Locust Projects
            Milwaukee, WI and Miami, FL
         Composition in Hi-Fi
           David Allen Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2003 Urban Cartography
           Da Vinci Arts Alliance Philadelphia, PA


2007 George Sugarman Foundation Grant

2005 Director’s Award, Halpert Biennial
          Appalachian State University Boone, NC
2003 Artist’s Grant
          Vermont Studio Center Johnson,VT
2002 Project Completion Grant
          Temple University Philadelphia, PA
1998-99 Bennington Scholars Fellowship
          Bennington College Bennington, VT

Artists’ Residencies & Programs

2007 Emerge 9 at Aljira Newark, NJ -a career management and exhibition program for emerging artists

2007 Gil-society Residency Akureyri, Iceland

2003 Vermont Studio Center Residency Johnson, VT

2007 New American Paintings Northeast Edition