Celebrated Artist Michael Smith Donates A Print Made in Response to Sound of Art
Michael Smith, Sound Effects/Volume 2010, (detail), 2010 Silkscreen edition of 50, 11 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches
Artist Michael Smith has generously agreed to create a screen print made in response to the Sound of Art. We don't know what the work of art will look like, but we know the above drawing is just a detail of what's to come! Smith is widely known within the art world as "an artist's artist", meaning highly respected by his peers. There are no greater accolades for an artist to earn than that IMO.
His biography below:
Michael Smith is a video/performance/installation artist known for his eponymous performance persona named Mike, the central figure in an ongoing series of large-scale narrative based projects. Mike, an innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions while traversing an imperfect landscape, allows Smith to create an unsettling mixture of humor and pathos while commenting on discrepancies and absurdities in our culture.
Smith has shown his work extensively around the US and Europe at a variety of venues including museums, galleries, universities, festivals, nightclubs, on television and in the streets. In New York City he has had solo shows and screenings at The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Leo Castelli Gallery, The Christine Burgin Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2007-08 Smith’s retrospective “Mike’s World: Solo and Collaborative Works by Michael Smith and Joshua White (& other collaborators)” was exhibited at the Blanton Museum in Austin and at The ICA in Philadelphia. Smith was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and “The Pictures Generation: 1974-1984” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2009-10, a large -scale video installation made in collaboration with Mike Kelley was exhibited at the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, New York and with West of Rome Public Art in Los Angeles.
Michael Smith received his Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. He has taught in the Master of Fine Arts programs at Yale, Cranbrook, UCLA, Art Center, Columbia, CalArts and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.
He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and most recently from The Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.