JONATHAN SMITH

Jonathan Smith (b. 1978) is a British artist, now residing in NYC. Smith studied in the United Kingdom at the Kent Institute of Design (KIAD) and the International Center for Photography in New York. He had his first solo show titled Untold Stories at Rick Wester Fine art in September 2010. He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery and PowerHouse Arena as well as having a one-person exhibition at The International Center for Tolerance Education of The Bridge Project, a series of photographs of New York. He has been the recipient of a number of awards for his work including The Hearst Biennial Award (January 2011), The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward award (May 2010), the PDN Annual Awards in the Personal Category (May 2010) and the Photography Book Now Blurb award (September 2008).

 

From 2000 until 2009 Smith worked in the studio of the renowned New York photographer, Joel Meyerowitz. In 2001 he assisted in Meyerowitz's archive, advancing to Archive Manager in 2003 and becoming heavily involved in the photographer's World Trade Center and Parks Department archives, both of which are now part of the Museum of the City of New York. Additionally, Smith printed for the studio and was involved in the curatorial and production sides as well. His work has appeared in the Smithsonian and View magazines, PDN, Art and Architecture and The Royal Photographic Society Magazine.


EXHIBITIONS/FAIRS

2014

*UPCOMING*

Scope Miami, Art Fair, at Nunc Contemporary December 2014
Pan Amsterdam, Art Fair, November 2014

 

*PAST*

Sept 2014 Nunc Contemporary, Antwerp, Belgium, "Streams", Solo Exhibition

Apr 24- May 24- The Curator Gallery, "Streams", Solo Exhibition, Curated by 3walls,
Public Opening April 24th 6-8 

 

2013

Nov 24- Dec 1 Pan Amsterdam Art Fair, Nunc Contemporary

Oct 4-6 fotofever Photography Art Fair - Brussels, Nunc Contemporary

Oct 10-13 artMRKT Texas - Rick Wester Fine Art booth 1101 

July 11-14 artMRKT Hamptons - Rick Wester Fine Art booth 500 

June 29- July 15 Ille Arts - 2 person exhibition, Correspondances, Curated by Flo Lunn, Opening June 29th, 6pm

April 10-13 Rick Wester, AIPAD Park Avenue Armory, New York

 

2012
Annual Holiday Salon Exhibition, Ille Art, Amagansett, New York

3walls 3 person Exhibition, Brooklyn, New York
Rick Wester, AIPAD Park Avenue Armory, New York

 

2011
Night and the City
Governors Island Art Fair, New York

Hail Traveler! The Photographer As Tourist, And The Tourist As Subject
Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

Rick Wester, AIPAD Park Avenue Armory, New York

Hearst Biennial 2011
Hearst Gallery, Hearst Tower, New York

 

2010
Untold Stories
Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

East/West
Governors Island Art Fair, New York

 

2008
The Altered Landscape
Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, Group Show

 

2007
The Brooklynites
Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, New York, Group Show

 

2006
PDN's 30 Booth, PhotoPlus Expo, New York, NY, Featured Artist

The Bridge Project
Kodak Booth, Photokina, Cologne

 

2005
The Bridge Project
The International Center for Tolerance Education

 

2003
The ING Show
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York, Group Show

 

2001
Documentary Photography and Photojournalism final student show
The Museum of the International Center of Photography, NYC

 

2000
White Elephant Group Show
Open Space Gallery, London, UK

The Herbert Reade Gallery, Canterbury, UK, Final student show

 

1999
In Passing
The Marlowe Theater, Canterbury, UK

 

HONORS

2011
Hearst 8x10, Photography Biennial 2011, Winner

2010
The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward competition, Winner

PDN Annual Awards, Winner, Personal category

2009
Sony Photography Awards, Shortlisted

Santa Fe Prize for Photography, Nominated

2008
Photography Book Now, Blurb, Category Winner

The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward competition, Winner

2006
PDN 30, Winner

2004
The Design Trust for Public Space, Photo Urbanism Fellowship

 

EDUCATION

The International Center of Photography, New York (2000-2001)
Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Diploma

The Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, Kent, UK (1997-2000)
B.A. (Honors) Fine Art


CLIENTS & PUBLICATIONS

Hewlett Packard, Random House, None Such records, The Metropolitan Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, Smithsonian Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, View Magazine, PDN, Art and Architecture, The Design Trust for Public space, Taschen, Royal Photographic Society Magazine, View Magazine, Popular Photography