Education

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

2019  Partial Objects, FOGSTAND Gallery, St. Paul, MN

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

2019  Continuum:McKnight Visual Artists Fellows  2014-2018, MCAD Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018  Front International, The Great Lakes Research,  Cleveland, OH

2017  To Let Things Slide, Lovaas Projects  Munich, Germany  curated by Alana Alierza and Kristina Lovaas

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

2018  Guest Lecturer, Cleveland Institute of Art "Failed Handshake" part of lunch on Fridays. Cleveland, OH

2016  McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series. "A Conversation with Henriette Huldisch, Alexa Horochowski, and Joe Smith"
2016  Visiting Artist, Spring Semester. MCAD, Minneapolis, MN

2015  Visiting Artist, Spring Semester. University of Minneasota, 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

 

Selected Bibliography

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