Marcos Smyth - Artist

Marcos Smyth, artist standing on a train caboose

Signs can be confusing and misleading.  Learning to read them in context is key to understanding.

Hands-on learning has been my post academic "graduate school."  Many of my skills were developed while apprenticing in metalworking jobs.  Working with several artists I admired, I learned about structure, design and the value of a strong work ethic, which gave me the confidence to embrace my  creative vision.  Born and raised in Brazil to American parents, education in both countries provided different cultural perspectives.  My love of Nature and respect for native culture found common ground in both nations. 

 

The inter connections and relationships between shapes and materials observed in natural design serve as guides to building my sculptures. 

Exposure to native cultures has been of great value.  Their respect for, and use of, natural materials to create functional and symbolic objects influences my own creative approach .  As a result, I maintain a meaningful reverence for the environment while employing natural materials.

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Education 

2016

Laser welding, Stuller Inc.

1997-2002

Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America

1981-1983

Goldsmith and stone setting  apprenticeship, Creative Goldsmiths

1975-1977

Casting apprenticeship, Mesa Bronze Foundry

1973-1976

Liberal Arts, Texas Tech University

1974

Sculpture apprenticeship, Alecy Azevedo

Exhibitions 

Group

2020

Sculpture Now 2020, McLean Project for the Arts

2019

Notes of Color, Athenaeum

2015

Sanctuary, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

2014

2013

2011

2011

1977

Select 2014, Artisphere

Sculpture Now 2013, Honfleur Gallery

Art Night 2011, Hickok Cole Architects

The Space Between, American Center for Physics

Feira da Bondade, Bahiatursa Pavilion

1976

Bronze Castings, Mesa Bronze Foundry Art Gallery

© 2020 by Marcos Smyth

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