2005 California College of the Arts: Master of Fine Art, Sculpture
1995 Washington University: Bachelor of Fine Art, Printmaking
2008 Doppel Fountain. SKS' Fibro-Gen Building. Monumental Stainless Steel Sculpture, SF, CA
2013 (Upcoming) Now Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
(Upcoming) Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012 Shawn Smith. Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norwegian National Art and Culture Center, Norway
2011 Re-Things. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010 Absence. Guerilla Arts, Dallas, TX
2009 Vicious Venue. Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Shawn Smith. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006 In All Probability. Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Shawn Smith. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004 Fictional Realities. Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Works of Leisure. Michael Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Shawn Smith. Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX
1995 Shawn Smith: Works on Paper. Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2013 (Upcoming) Pixel This: Shawn Smith and Rusty Scruby. Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011 Simulacra. Sam Houston State University. Huntsville, TX
Shawn Smith and Jessica Drenk. Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
2010 Shawn Smith and Joseph Phillips. d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2008 Ersatz Nature: Shawn Smith & Elaine Bradford. Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2007 Shawn Smith and Connie Connally. The MAC, Dallas, TX
Shawn Smith and Sarah Greene Reed. d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2006 Virtual Intervention: Shawn Smith and David Hamill. 33 Grand, Oakland, CA
2002 Shawn Smith and Gail Cadman Dawson. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2000 Shawn Smith and Aaron Karp. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
1998 Kala Fellowship Show: Smith, Torres, Waterman. Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 Interface: Artists and the Digital Age. Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
40 Under 40: Craft Futures. Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.
2012 Group Exhibition. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Resolve. Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Fountainhead. The Art Foundation, Dallas, TX
Obsessive Worlds. Alexandria Museum of Art, LA
2011 Aqua Art Miami. Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL
Director's Choice. Cain Schulte Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Art Prize 2011. Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Wild Kingdom. Art and Design Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Obsessive Worlds. Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
Group Show. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
78701»78676. d berman gallery, Wimberley, TX
Kinzelman Show. Gensler Architecture, Houston TX
The People's Gallery Exhibition. Austin City Hall, Austin, TX
2010 dberman gallery's 10th Anniversary Group Show, Austin, TX
Pixel Pushers. Scion Installation, Los Angeles, CA
SculptCAD Rapid Artists. Anaheim, CA & One Arts Plaza, Dallas, TX
You're Invited. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009 Drawn (Not Quartered). d berman gallery, Austin, TX
New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch. Diverse Works, Houston, TX
Texas Twelve. Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX
Stimulate.Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch. The Grace Museum, Abilene, TX
2008 New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch. Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX
30 Years: 30 Artists. Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX
All Inclusive. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Line/Form. d berman gallery, Austin, TX
New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch. Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
2007 Into the Wild. 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA
Nancy Boy. City College, San Francisco, CA
CCA Centennial. Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Oakland: East Side Story. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Recent Acquisitions. di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve, Napa, CA
Nancy Boy. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
MFA Selections. di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve, Napa, CA
2005 Diorama Show. Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Telling. Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
White Noise Wonder Woman. PLAySPACE, San Francisco, CA
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Nancy Boy. Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2004 By Any Means UnNecessary. Mission 17 Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Epic. Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Fluid Exchange. Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003 TFAA 2003: 5 x 7 x X. Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
San Francisco International Art Exposition. Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
2002 New Art ‘02. Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
In Other Words. Second City Council, Long Beach, CA
TFAA 2002: 5 x 7 x X. Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
19th Annual National Juried Exhibition. Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Dreams Aflight. Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA
16th Annual Art Exhibition. Emeryville Arts Inc, Emeryville, CA
October International Competition. Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2001 New American Talent 16. Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX, tour
2000 Next Text. Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
14th Annual Art Exhibition. Emeryville Arts Inc, Emeryville, CA
Book as Art. Dallas Public Library, Dallas, TX
Paper Rock Scissors. San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Art Walk 1999. Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
Needle Art. Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
1998 California Small Works. California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Bay Arts 1998. Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont, CA
1997 Toys in Contemporary Art. d.p. Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA
Kala Artists Annual Show. Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
ANA 26. Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Americas 2000: Paper Works. Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
♦ Austin American Statesman. "Smithsonian Eyes Future of Crafts with 40 Artists." Associated Press, August 4, 2012.
♦ DC Magazine. "Craft Service." Tiffany Jow, Page 58, July/August 2012.
♦ WIRED. "Digital Sculptures Inspired by Atari's Pitfall." Bonnie Tsui, Page 76, June 2012.
♦ Huffington Post UK. "Shawn Smith's 8-bit Pixel Sculptures Give Us Geek Nostalgia." Sam Parker, April 18, 2012.
♦ The Baltimore Sun. "Rooms With a Muse: Washington Design Center pairs interior designers and crafters for dream collaboration." Susan Reimer. March 22, 2012.
♦ Glasstire. "Vultures of Vicious Venue Grab the People's Choice Award." Bill Davenport. February 29, 2012.
♦ ThisIsColossal.com. "New Pixelated Animals by Shawn Smith." Christopher Jobson. December 20, 2011.
♦ Dallas Observer. "Shawn Smith's 'Disintegrating Eagle' Starts with a Google Image." Jenny Block. December 13, 2011.
♦ American Craft. "Shawn Smith: Making the Digital Physical." Julie K. Hanus. September 23, 2011.
♦ Juxtapoz. "Feature: An Interview with Shawn Smith." Tyler Curtis. August 9, 2011.
♦ Wired UK. “In pictures: Artist gives nature the 8-bit treatment”. Alice Vincent. May 26, 2011.
♦ San Francisco Chronicle. "Jessica Drenk and Shawn Smith: Cain Schulte Show". Nirmala Nataraj. April 13, 2011.
♦ SFWeekly. "Jessica Drenk and Shawn Smith: Is it Real or is it Internet?" Paul M. Davis. April 6, 2011.
♦ IndieGames.com. "Pixel Pushers Nudges Games into the Art Space". Jerry Aska. November 28, 2010.
♦ Huffington Post. "ArtScene: Top Shows in the West Kick Off the New Art Season". Annabelle Sanders. September 15, 2010.
♦ Austin Chronicle. "Joseph Phillips & Shawn Smith". Wayne Alan Brenner. September 10, 2010.
♦ Dallas Morning Luxury. "It Takes a Villa: A Preston Hollow Abode". Rebecca Sherman. April 5, 2010.
♦ California Real Estate Journal. "Art Mirrors Life." Keeley Webster. Page 34, January 19, 2010.
♦ Houston Chronicle. "Time's Running Out to Catch These Must-See Exhibits." Douglass Britt. January 8, 2010.
♦ Houston Press. "Space Invasion: Enter Lawndale's Otherworldly Realm." Troy Schulze. December 8, 2009.
♦ Glasstire. "Quite the Scene Upstairs at Lawndale." Roy Neinast. November 2009.
♦ Houston Press. "Vicious Venue. Shawn Smith comments on technology bit by bit". Dusti Rhodes. November 19, 2009.
♦ Culture Map: Houston. "Lawndale's last exhibition of the year opens Friday." Caroline Gallay. November 19, 2009.
♦ Art a la Carte: The Art Chronicle. "Gallery Night." Nancy Cohen Israel. October 1, 2009.
♦ Renegade Bus. "A Two-Year Old's Gallery Odyssey." Joshua Goode. September 26, 2009.
♦ Austin American Statesman. "The (New) Art of Drawing." Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. June 17, 2009.
♦ San Antonio Current. " Grip River and Austin Fever." Sarah Fisch. November 12, 2008.
♦ Austin Chronicle. "Another Round of Praise." Robert Faires. May 9, 2008.
♦ Austin Chronicle. "That Was Then; This is Now." Salvador Castillo. April 11, 2008.
♦ Austin American Statesman. "Exhibit Spotlights 20 Emerging Central Texas Artists." Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. April 6, 2008.
♦ The Onion. "But is it Art?" Sean O'Neal. Page 39, Volume 44, Number 9. February 28, 2008.
♦ Catalogue for New Art In Austin: 20 to Watch. Austin Museum of Art. 2008.
♦ The Galveston County Daily News. "Real vs. Unreal." January 11, 2008.
♦ Austin American Statesman. "An Adventurous Year for the Arts in Austin." Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. December 26, 2007.
♦ Art in America. "Art by Southwest." Charles Dee Mitchell. Page 60, December 2007.
♦ Austin American Statesman. "Seeing Things: Weekend Arts Pix." Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. October 19, 2007.
♦ 7x7 San Francisco. "Boys Club." Melissa Goldstein. September 25, 2007.
♦ Woodwork. "Gallery: Shawn Smith." John Lavine, ed. Page 39, #103, February 2007.
♦ Artweek. "'MFA Selections' at the di Rosa Preserve." Colin Berry. Page 13, Volume 37, Issue 3, April 2006.
♦ East Bay Express. "On the Wall: What"s Happening in East Bay Art." David Downs. Page 28, January 25, 2006.
♦ Fiberarts Magazine. "Food for Thought." Liz Good. Page 80, Summer 2005.
♦ Artweek. "'Nancy Boy' at Richmond Art Center." Barbara Morris. Page 15, Volume 36, Issue 4, May 2005.
♦ Contra Costa Times. "What the Peep is Going On?" Robert Taylor. Pages C3, C5. February 6, 2005.
♦ San Francisco Bay Guardian. "Critic"s Choice: Epic." Clark Buckner. Page 75, December 8, 2004.
♦ Artweek. "Previews: Shawn Smith." Debra Koppman. Page 27, Volume 34, Issue 10, December 2003-January 2004.
♦ The Center Post. "In Other Words." Caitlin Crest, ed. Page 16, September 2002.
♦ Long Beach Press-Telegram. "1000 Words are Worth a Picture." Shirle Gottlieb. Page U32, August 9, 2002.
♦ ArtLies Magazine. "Shawn Smith: Cultural Consumables." Catherine Norman. Page 76, #35 Summer 2002.
♦ SF Gate. "Shawn Smith: Works of Leisure." Marie-Adele Moniot. ePicks, April 27, 2001.
♦ East Bay Express. "Over There: The Short List." Lindsey Westbrook. Page 54, April 27, 2001.
♦ Dallas Home Design. "First and Foremost." Darrell Preston. Pages 61, 69, September/October 2000.
♦ The Met. "See This." Bret McCabe. Page 27, May 3-10, 2000.
♦ Where Magazine. "Straight From the Art: The Latest from the SF Fine Art Scene." Nicole Meoli. Page 14, April 2000.
♦ San Jose Mercury News. "Where Serious Art is Child"s Play." Chiori Santiago. Page 13G, December 21, 1997.
♦ Dallas Morning News. "Museum Distributes Six Grants." Janet Kutner. May 24, 1996.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2012 The People's Choice Award. Vicious Venue. Austin Art in Public Places, Austin, TX
2011 Best Work of Art: One of a Kind, nominee. Swarm. Austin Critic's Table Awards, Austin TX
Best Group Gallery Exhibition, nominee. Shawn Smith and Joseph Phillips. Austin Critic's Table
Awards, Austin TX
2010 Artist of the Year (3-D), finalist. Austin Visual Arts Association. Austin, TX
Best Art Show (Houston). Lawndale Art Center Show. Houston Press, TX
2008 Best Work of Art, nominee. Re-kindling. Austin Critic's Table Awards, Austin TX
Best Group Gallery Exhibition, nominee. Shawn Smith and Sarah Greene Reed. Austin Critic's
Table Awards, Austin, TX
Best Museum Exhibition, nominee. New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch. Austin Critic's Table
Awards, Austin, TX
2002 First Place. Invisible Man. In Other Words. Second City Council, Long Beach, CA
1998 Judge's Award. Untitled. California Small Works. California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
Third Place 3D. Book Scooter. Bay Arts 1998. Arts Council of San Mateo County, Belmont, CA
1997 Purchase Award. Book Columns. Americas 2000: Paper Works. Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND
Artist-in-Residency Fellowship at the Kala Institute, Berkeley, CA
1996 Clare Hart DeGolyer Grant. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
1995 John H. Millikin Travel Scholarship. Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Artist-in Residency at Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris, France
2013 Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
2011 Wired UK. London, UK
Microsoft. Minneapolis, MN
W Hotel. Austin, TX
2010 The Austonian. Austin, TX
2009 Boston Consulting Group, St. Anne Building. Dallas, TX
2009 Katy Trail Animal Hospital. Dallas, TX
2008 Thomas Properties, Frost Bank Tower. Austin, TX
1992 Michael Brandon Salon. Dallas, TX
1991 Microsoft. Las Colinas, TX
1989 Level V. Dallas, TX
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
New Mexico Arts: Art in Public Places, Santa Fe, NM
di Rosa Art and Nature Preserve, Napa, CA
Microsoft Collection, Mountain View, CA
Austin City Hall: Art in Public Places, Austin, TX