C.V.

Name: Gerald Smith

E-mail: ghtims@yahoo.com

 

CURRENT EDUCATIONAL STATUS

2010 – 2016 PhD Student at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh (part-time basis)

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2008 - 2010   Edinburgh College of Art, graduated with MFA (Intermedia Art)

1995 – 1998
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee, graduated
with B.A. (Hons), 2.1., Fine Art Printmaking

1994 – 1995
Leeds College of Art and Design (BTEC Diploma, Foundation; Art and Design).

1993 – 1994
Stevenson College, Edinburgh. Portfolio Course

1985 – 1991
Open University, graduated 1992 with BA (Open) in Art History and Cultural Studies

 

MEMBERSHIP OF ORGANISATIONS

2011
CIRCLE: Creative Interdisciplinary Research in Collaborative Environments

2006
The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

2000 – 2001
Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop

1999
Elected to professional membership of Society of Scottish Artists (previously held associate membership 1998-1999)

 

AWARDS

2000
R.B. Munro Sculpture Prize at SSA Annual Show

 

BOOKS

Essential Reading (signed edition of 50 copies), 2004

Away Wae Thi Burdies (signed edition of 50 copies), 2007

Permanent Culture (signed edition of 50 copies), 2007

Selected Words (1998 – 2008), 2009

Collected Fiction and Punctuation Poems (signed edition of 40 copies), 2010

 

E- PUBLICATIONS

Thaw: limited edition e-book (50 copies published to coincide with Thaw sound installations, 2012), Stone of Tabby Press

Noise (computer animation), included in The ELMCIP European Anthology of Electronic Literature

 

ONLINE MATERIAL

www.iamatextbasedartist.com

Rauschen: https://www.box.com/shared/2v9c1o0d9dytxuvkmrqh

Noise: https://www.box.com/shared/yhbs8euwzg7sloor06ig

Thaw: http://thawaudiencefeedback.wordpress.com

Textualities (online magazine): http://textualities.net/admin/gerry-smith-2/
The following works have been included in the poetry section: Einstein/Kafka, Some Lines (3 extracts), Brunelleschi’s Singularity, Transparent Sea, An Alexanderine (Homage to Trocchi), Flying Ducks, and Two Poems in Response to François Le Lionnais

I Am Not A Poet:   http://issuu.com/verysmallkitchen/docs/i_am_not_a_poet_assembling

Reductive Forms (POPP conference, CCA, Glasgow) http://par-scotland.wikispaces.com/Videos

Research–in–Progress series (thetextisthetext , WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh)    http://bambuser.com/v/2037729

See also: the links listed at the above sites

 

CONFERENCE and SEMINAR PAPERS

Oral presentations

Northern Venetians: stories of a practised place, Mix: Text on Screens, Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, 2013

Two Experimental Writings P{e/a}r{i/a}meter: CIRCLE research symposium, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, 2013

Reductive Forms, POPP (Processes and Outcomes, Paths and Products), PaR, Glasgow University, CCA, Glasgow - (http://par-scotland.wikispaces.com/Videos)

Question Your Tea Spoons: digital works in endotic research, Mix: Transmedia Writing and Digital Creativity, Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, 2012

Reductive Forms: ConVersify Conference: poetry politics and form, University of Edinburgh, 2011

Thaw: The Artwork as site-In-Endotics, Unravelling Narratives, ACE/ECA Postgraduate student conference 2010

Punctuation Poetry: Kurt Schwitters Autumn School 2010, Littoral, Cylinders Estate, Elterwater, Cumbria, 2010

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

Obliterated Damien Hirst Original No.1, Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee
Seen With, The Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich

I am a text-based artist Selected Words 1998-2008, Artists’ Book Collection,
Edinburgh College of Art; and the collection of the Visual Research Unit, DCA, Dundee

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015

Text Art, Gallery of North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan, China

Writing Digital: Mix 03,Commons Building, Newton Park Campus, Bath Spa University

Gerry Smith: Reverting To Type, Interview Room 11, Forest Centre+, Edinburgh

 

2014

Another Athens, Interview Room 11, Forest Centre+, Edinburgh

Postcard Showcase, ECA Postgraduate Research Festival 2014, ECA, Edinburgh

Moving Words: An Exploration of Kinetic Poetry and Prose, 1984-2014, Illuminations, University of Ireland, Maynooth

In A Jiffy (SSA Professional Members Show), The Meffan Gallery, Forfar

Snehta Noir, Online exhibition: http://www.snehtaresidency.org/

 

2013

Northern Venetians (collaborative electronic literature project), Online Exhibition: http://www.iamatextbasedartist.com/northernvenetians/ 
[NB: view via Internet Explorer or Firefox]

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ’13, The RSA, Edinburgh

 

2012

Kompas, ECA, University of Edinburgh

Thaw, sound installations: Blackwell’s Bookshop, South Bridge, Edinburgh
                                    Old Town Bookshop, Edinburgh
                                    Edinburgh Books, Edinburgh
                                    Main Point Books, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ’12, The RSA, Edinburgh

Salon Neu, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2011

thetextisthetext, WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

About Painting, Sihlquai 55, Zurich

I Am Not A Poet, Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh

Context, The Arcade Building, San Pedro, Los Angeles

DOCument, The Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘11, The RSA, Edinburgh

Salon Vert, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh


2010

Redrawing,Society of Scottish Artists, Professional Members Exhibition, Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Assemble, WOT, Edinburgh Central Library, Edinburgh

Edinburgh College of Art, Degree Show (MFA), ECA, Edinburgh 

Sihlhallenstrasse Neunzehn, Sihlhallenstrasse 19, Zurich

#, The Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh

Storylines (an exhibition with Daniella Justiniano and Thomas Tripet), WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘10, The RSA, Edinburgh

Salon, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2009

Art School Lift, Installation at ECA, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists, Professional Members Exhibition, Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Forms Of Narrative, First gallery exhibition of 7 Short Sails, Birnam Institute, Dunkeld

7 Short Sails (Phase 6), Pat Law’s online collaborative arts project

Artoscopic 3, St Leonards Tunnel (Innocents Railway), Edinburgh

Side-By-Side, ECA, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘09, the Vision Building, Dundee

Maquette, Te Pooka, Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh

In Between, The Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh

Feathers And All (an exhibition with Grazyna Dobrzelecka), Tea Tree Teashop, Edinburgh

Essential Reading, Installation at ECA Library, Edinburgh

Come On In From The Cold, Greenlaw Festival, Duns, Berwickshire

Blueprint, The Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh

 

2008

Landscape Intervention (time-based land-art installation, December, 2008), Cove Park, Cove, Argyll and Bute

Exhibition and Art Auction (Barnardo’s Scotland) Joseph Pearce’s Bar, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists, Professional Members Exhibition, Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

0’00’’ A Performative Act Performance at ECA Project Space, ECA, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘08, The RSA, Edinburgh.

From Book to Book, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds.

 

2007

Only Words; an international exhibition of text-based artists. Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany

Gold Members, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘07, The RSA, Edinburgh

Textual Healing; an Exhibition of Artists’ Books and Text Related Art, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

 

2005

9th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair, The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

 

2001

Edinburgh Printmakers’ Annual Members’ Show, Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh

 

2000

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘00, The RSA, Edinburgh.

Re;Write (Textured II), WASP’s Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.

 

1999

Textured; an exhibition of text-based art, Waterstones Bookshop, Dundee.

 

1998

Delineation, The Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh

Society of Scottish Artists Annual Show ‘98, The RSA, Edinburgh

Compass New Generation Show, The Compass Gallery, Glasgow

DJCAD Annual Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

RSA Student Exhibition, The RSA, Edinburgh.

P.M.T. (Printmakers’ show), Frances Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

 

1997

Text, Squares and Mopeds (an exhibition with Sam Clark), Isabel’s Café, Edinburgh

 

1996

Micro-Macro, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee

 

1995

Raft, Installation and Performance, The Student Union (Swimming Pool), University of Dundee

Foundation Show, Leeds College of Art and Design, Leeds

 

1994

Stepping Stones, Stepping Stones Gallery, Edinburgh

 

Curator Of The Following Group Shows: thetextisthetext (2011) and Re;Write (2000). Co-curator, alongside Nathan Thompson, of Textured (1999).