1998 MFA, Painting. Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, MI
1992 BS, Studio Art, Graphic Design. University of Northwestern St. Paul, MN
Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2017 Yeah Maybe #14: Joe Smith, Yeah Maybe, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Backspace, a part of the College Art Gallery Collaboration (CAGC) Fall Art Tour. St. Paul, MN Details.
2013 Softside, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2013 NADA NYC, with David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Bring Only What You Can Carry, The Suburban Chicago, IL
2005 Joe Smith, Occasional Art St. Paul, MN
2001 Smith/Kuhr, Midway Contemporary Art St. Paul, MN
1999 Joseph Smith: New Work. Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Future Developments #3, #4, and #6, David Petersen Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2015 No Vacancy, Waiting Room, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Monday Me, organized by Kristen VanDeventer, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL
2014 God will not have his work manifest by cowards, curated by Astri Swendsrud and Quinn Gomez-Heitzeberg. Light and Wire Gallery - See more at: http://lightandwiregallery.com/past-projects/#sthash.6pB0PuLP.dpuf
2014 Objects for Consideration, co-curated by Chris Larson and Chris Goth, SOO Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011 If I Do Nothing, Nothing Does, curated by Matt McAuliffe. Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
2010 GM 10: A Theory of Values, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN
2009 The Secret Life of Objects, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Hootenanny in E, Chambers Burnet Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Four McKnight Artists, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN
2004 The End of the End of the Line, No Name Exhibitions and Occasional Art at the Soap Factory Minneapolis, MN
2004 Stray Show, General Store, Milwaukee, WI
2003 Summer Group Show, Lemberg Gallery Ferndale, MI
2002 Loaded, Midway Contemporary Art St. Paul, MN
2000 New Works by Gallery Artists, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Lectures and Events
2016 McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series. "A Conversation with Henriette Huldisch, Alexa Horochowski, and Joe Smith"
2016 Visiting Artist, Spring Semester. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Visiting Artist, Fall Semester. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Guest Panelist, Painting and Agency, as part of Jehra Patrick's micro-exhibition and artist lecture series,“Courtesy of _______” detailed at http://jehrapatrick.com/Events
2014 Visiting Artist, Spring Semester. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2013 9: A Benefit of Art Auction for Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Visiting Artist. The Great Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI
2013 Visiting Artist. Facilitated Public Workshop: Studio Time with Joe Smith. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Visiting Artist. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Visiting Artist.The Great Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI
2009 Visiting Artist. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Visiting Artist. The Great Poor Farm Experiment, Manawa, WI
2008 Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2006 Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Guest Lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Visiting Artist. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Selected Grants and Fellowships
2014-2015 MCAD/McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists
2004-2005 MCAD/McKnight Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists
2004-2005 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant
2004-2005 Jerome Foundation Travel Grant
Burton, Johanna. "Joe Smith."MCAD/McKnight Artists 2004-2005." Exhibition Catalog. Minneapolis, MN: The McKnight Foundation and Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2005.
Can I Come Over to Your House: The First 10 Years of the Suburban. Chicago: Poor Farm Press, 2010.
Morse, Alison. "Finding Joe Smith." Mnartists.org 13 Oct 2010. The McKnight Foundation and Walker Art Center.
Nusz, Ruben. “Exchange: A Conversation on Painting with Joe Smith.” Mnartists.org 14 Mar. 2013. The McKnight Foundation and Walker Art Center.
Patrick, Jehra. “5 Artists Expanding the (Painting) Field, from the Midwest.” Mnartists.blog. Walker Art Center. 28 Feb. 2013
Smith, Nathaniel. "Art and Vision: Space Between." L'étoile Magazine. 1 Feb 2013. http://www.letoilemagazine.com/2013/02/01/art-vision-space-between/
A Theory of Values. Exhibition Catalog. Minneapolis, MN: The Soap Factory, 2010.
Thomas, Dylan. “Penciled In: Cold Comfort.” Southwest Journal. Minnesota Premier Publications. 20 Feb. 2013
VanDyke, Aaron. "Joe Smith." Exhibition Catalog. St. Paul, MN: Occasional Art, 2005.
Vartanian, Hrag. “NADA's New Grown-Up Look.” Hyperallergic. 13 May 2013. http://hyperallergic.com