Colin Smith is an Alaskan in Oregon by way of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Georgia, Texas and California. His work is collage-based, crafted through a variety of mediums and remains conceptually rooted in the human relationships with language, media and one another within the systems we create. Smith's undergraduate studies in graphic design and graduate work in photojournalism inform the focus on the evolution of communication and media in his practice.

Influenced equally by the philosophical concepts behind social constructs and the poets who left it all behind, Smith studies art from the vantage point of a generation raised experiencing both analog mediums and digital media. He now focuses on translating the chaos of the world into constructions of beauty, looking to offer a heartbeat's worth of hope in the wind.



      Current Exhibitions
  • 2017 Monthly · PDX · First Friday Showcase at The Warehouse *
    1. Past Exhibitions
  • 2017 August · PDX · Valence I-IV at The Side Door
  • 2017 July-September · PDX · Mass Static at The Eisenhower Bagelhouse
  • 2017 June-July · PDX · Echoes at Gallery 642
  • 2017 February · PDX · Obstrepitum at The Side Door (music only)
  • 2016 November · PDX · Standing Still In A Storm at The iDoc Gallery
  • 2016 August · PDX · Knives In The Gun Fight at The Side Door
  • 2016 August · PDX · Art At The Circus at AFRU *
  • 2016 June · PDX · Learning How To Lie at Tiny's SE
  • 2016 February · PDX · Flesh at Verum Ultimum *
  • 2015 October · PDX · Nothing Here Can Kill You at The Side Door
  • 2014 December · PDX · Inside Out at Verum Ultimum *
  • 2014 June · PDX · Loss Prevention at Tiny's SE
  • 2013 September · PDX · Love Songs For The Tone Deaf at The Academy Theater
  • 2013 May · SF · Looking Forward, Giving Back at SF Camerawork *
  • 2012 October · SF · Encountering at 31 Rausch *
  • 2012 July · SF · Occupy Bay Area at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts *
  • 2012 May · SF · Looking Forward, Giving Back at SF Camerawork *
  • * - Denotes group show

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