Cape Town, South Africa
Born in 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa. Smith completed his BA in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2007, with a body of work for which he was awarded the Michealis Prize for top graduate. He has appeared in a number of group exhibitions, most recently Circulate, Exchange at the University of California Los Angeles. In 2008, Smith presented his debut solo show, Future Shock Lost at Whatiftheworld to both critical and public acclaim; with the artist being hailed as one of the country’s ‘Bright Young Things’ in the continent’s leading art publication Art South Africa Magazine. In 2009 Smith presented his second solo show, If You Get Far Enough Away, You’ll Be On Your Way Home. The artist’s work is also included in the prestigious Hollard Collection in Johannesburg. He is currently completing his MFA degree at the California Institute of the Arts.
artist’s website: http://www.whatiftheworld.com/featured-artists/rowan-smith/
gallery links: coming soon!