Jason Smith = Artist, Illustrator & Painter

My work seeks to tell a story or give the impression about something subconsciously. To me color and form are crucial in my work. When I work on a piece, I freely use form and objects to ground my subject and suggest what the viewer might see in the mind's eye. The artwork created in my childhood was very important to me. I feel this is because the thought process is unburdened by convention and is largely personal and unspoiled. I try to bring this into my current working process, seeking to ignore the baggage in my mind to create a free flow of consciousness. My desire, is for all the parts in my work to come together supporting the idea as a whole, while giving individual stories in the margins.


2004 B.F.A. Painting, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2014 Education - Visual Arts , Rio Salado College, Tempe, AZ

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 Planetarium Art 360 | Arizona Science Center | Phoenix, AZ
2011 Artlink Gallery at Heritage Square | Phoenix, AZ
2011 Shape Shifter | After Hours Gallery | Phoenix, AZ
2007 The Art of Jason Smith | Windup Gallery | Mesa, AZ

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Artlink 18th Annual Exhibition | Heard Museum | Phoenix, AZ
2016 Art Detour March 2016 | Drive Thru Gallery | Phoenix, AZ
2016 Art d’Core Gala | For David and Gladys Wright House | Margaret Hance Park | Phoenix, AZ
2015 Art 360 Best of the Season | Arizona Science Center | Phoenix, AZ
2009 Art Auction, Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture | London, UK
2009 Sandra Lee Gallery | San Francisco, CA
2008 New Art 08 |Hotel Des Arts | San Francisco, CA
2007 ¡Viva El Color! | Phoenix Home and Garden | Phoenix, AZ
2004 Gallery 100 | Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ