Photo by Ashley Scarborough/Written Shutter

 

About

I’m a Dallas-based mixed media artist focused on themes of the future. I approach my art practice much like a scientist, by asking questions, experimenting and testing. For my new body of work, I am asking questions about the future, and what that looks like with regards to the past and present. Will we colonize other planets, and if so will we have to walk around in space suits all the time? Will we express ourselves through space suit fashion? I address these questions and more through saturated retro color schemes using liquid and heavy body acrylics. These retro-future scenes are set among an abstract background to create a dreamlike tone for each piece. Look for more on this series coming in 2019 or sign up for Breemail to stay in touch.


I’m also the cohost of The Creative Bits podcast, a show dedicated to helping others conquer their creative fears and start making things!

 

artist resume/CV

Education

Bachelor of Fine Art, Studio Art, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 2007

Selected Exhibitions

2019 Fervor, Lincoln Experience Center at the Star, Frisco, TX, Awarded Best in Show Honorable Mention

2018 Art Con 14, Boedecker Building, Dallas, TX

2018 I Heart Art, Continental Lofts Gallery, Dallas, TX

2018 Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends, Better Homes and Gardens Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

2018  Solo Exhibition, New Earth, The Village Church Art Gallery, Flower Mound, TX

2015 Fresh Ideas, Juried Exhibition, MCL Grand Art Gallery, Lewisville, TX

2007 BFA Senior Exhibition, Synthesis, Temple, TX 

Publications

Dallas Style & Guide Magazine 2019 Spring Issue, “An Experience of Art: The First Envision Arts Exhibits International Artists,” by Douglas King; http://www.dsdmag.com/an-experience-of-art/

Envision Arts Magazine: “2018 Year in Review: Lessons Learned,” January 10, 2019;
https://www.envisionartshow.com/magazine/lessons-learned

Envision Arts Magazine: “A Future Version of Earth,” November 5, 2018;
https://www.envisionartshow.com/magazine/a-future-version-of-earth

Damien Arts Magazine: “Meet Artist Bree Smith,” by Violet Kirk, August 20, 2018; http://damienartsmag.com/meet-artist-bree-smith/

Voyage Dallas: “Art & Life with Bree Smith,” July 11, 2018; http://voyagedallas.com/interview/art-life-bree-smith/

Charlie O'Shields, Doodlewash: "Guest Artist: Bree Smith, Your Art Matters,” October 2, 2017; https://doodlewash.com/guest-artist-art-matters-bree-smith/

Santana Herniman: “Behind the Art: Introducing Bree Smith,” March 8, 2018; http://nextartpiece.com/behind-the-art-introducing-bree-smith

 Awards / Honors

Honorable Mention for Best in Show, Fervor Exhibition, 2019

Art Fellow, The Village Church, Flower Mound TX, 2017-2018