WHEN : 7th May – 1st June
WHERE : Heiser Gallery
Ian Smith was born in Cairns, Queensland in 1950. In 1968 the artist began studying architecture at the University of Queensland but left the course after one year. In 1970 he travelled to live and study in Melbourne where he completed a Diploma of Art and Design at the Prahran College of Technology in 1972. Between the years 1973 to 1979 Smith lectured full time in painting and drawing at the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane. In 1979 the artist left the college to paint full time.
The artist’s exhibiting career began in 1969 when his work was curated in the exhibition Young Contemporaries, Contemporary Art Society, Brisbane; three years later, in 1972, Smith held his first solo exhibition with Gallery One Eleven, Brisbane. From that time onwards the artist exhibited with Ray Hughes, who continues to represent him in Sydney, whilst in Brisbane he is now represented by Heiser Gallery.
Image: Billboard built by Noah (2011) Watercolour
Text: Heiser Gallery 2013