KEVINA-JO SMITH

ARTIST

ABOUT

Kevina-Jo Smith resides in the Blue Mountains, Australia. A place which sustains and inspires her. Smith’s work is concerned with exploring environments and cultural climates, through both exhibited works and her daily existence.

Using discarded and up-cycled materials she employs a complex system of rules that formalise coincidence, maintaining a space for chaos within the works.

Each piece is intricate, delicate and time consuming to create. Smith’s process involves a practical span of hand knitting, knotting, weaving, painting, collage, installation and film. It is an act of endurance. This process serves as a tribute to the natural world and a ritual protecting against its destruction.

Artist CV

KEVINA-JO SMITH   
BORN: 1979, Wagga Wagga
Currently resides in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Email: kevina.79@gmail.com
Instagram: @kevinajosmith

EDUCATION
2004 Victorian College of the Arts –Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting (one subject incomplete)
2000 Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE –Diploma of Art, Visual Art
1998 Riverina Institute of TAFE, Albury Campus –Fine Arts Certificate III

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018     Cyclical Nature, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains  (forthcoming)
2018     Never Give Up, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Planet Protest, TINA festival, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2017     Fire, Woodford Academy of the Arts – National Trust, Woodford, Blue Mountains
2017     Magic and Mayhem, VANDAL Gallery, Redfern, Sydney
2017     Women and Rhythm, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2014     Candle of Vision, Open Studio/Store, Leura, Blue Mountains
2013     Same / Value, Kick Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
2012     3 Years of Everything Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
2011     KaKa C3 Contemporary Art Space, Collingwood, Melbourne
2010     Tobacco and Honey (with Helen Fitzgerald) Kuma Galerie, Berlin
2009     Stay Close I Will Never Fail You Black and Blue Gallery, Sydney
2005     Nature vs. Nurture Blankspace, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018     Wild Within, Curated by La Wayaka Current, Guest Projects Gallery, London UK
2018     Imaginary Albums ,Curated by Amanda Kaye,  Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Sculpture at Killalea, Killalea State Park, Shellharbour
2017     Rainbows End, Curated by Heath Killen, Hotel Hotel, Canberra
2017     Uncovering Argentina, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Launch, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     #4 Fundraiser, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Sculpture at Scenic World, Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Sculpture Otherwise, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2016     Single Use, 107 Projects, with Miska Mandic, Redfern, Sydney
2016     Utopia Dream, Day Fine Art Gallery, Blackheath, Blue Mountians
2016     Food Is Free, for TINA festival with Trischelle Roberts, Newcastle
2016     Folonomo Gallery, with Gunjan Aylawadi, Surry Hills, Sydney
2016     Playing with Perspectives, Curated by Art Pharmacy, Deloitte, The Rocks, Sydney
2016     Sculpture at Scenic World, Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2016     Sculpture Otherwise, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2016     Regeneration, 107 Projects, with Louisa Clayton, Redfern, Sydney
2015     WRAPT, Woodford Academy of the Arts, Woodford, Blue Mountains
2015      Island Salon, Underbelly Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
2013      Sketches of Bacon, Paramount Building, Surry Hills, Sydney
2012      In synthesis, Curated by Joseph Allen, Paramount Building, Surry Hills, Sydney
2012     Mi Casa Su Casa, C3 Contemporary Artspace, Collingwood, Melbourne
2012      A_T Salon Launch Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2009      Bone Mountain China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2009      Linden Postcard Show Linden, Melbourne
2009      Still…Life FBI Fundraising Art Auction MCA, Sydney
2007     City of Sydney Art & About Albion Place Gallery, Sydney
2007     In The Company of the Dead China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2007     In the Company of Owls China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2007     Curvy4 Mori Gallery, Sydney
2006     Valentinos Blank Space, Sydney
2005     Monster Children End of Year Show Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
2004     Hooded Whispers (with Emma Gallagher) Linden, Melbourne
2004     Tulle Love (with Eugenia Lim) CLUBS Project Inc, Melbourne
2004     FORT presented by Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
2003     Voltz vs. Boltz by FORT, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2003     Someplace, Somewhere, Sometime 24seven, (with Emma Gallagher) Melbourne
2002     Variety, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

COMMISSIONS
2016     Tunnel Of Love II, Floriade, Commonwealth Park, Canberra   RESIDENCIES
2017     La Wayaka Current, Guna Yala, Panama
2017     The Kiosk, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Toolo, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

PRIZES
2018     Shortlisted for The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize – exhibit Sep 2018

Interview for Sculpture at Scenic World 2016

Interview by Stephanie Newman for 1MillionWomen 2015

Interview by Briony Wright for I-­‐D. Vice 2015

Interview by Heath Killen for MTNS MADE 2015

KEVINA-JO SMITH   
BORN: 1979, Wagga Wagga
Currently resides in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Email: kevina.79@gmail.com
Instagram: @kevinajosmith

EDUCATION
2004 Victorian College of the Arts –Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting (one subject incomplete)
2000 Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE –Diploma of Art, Visual Art
1998 Riverina Institute of TAFE, Albury Campus –Fine Arts Certificate III

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018     Cyclical Nature, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains  (forthcoming)
2018     Never Give Up, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Planet Protest, TINA festival, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle
2017     Fire, Woodford Academy of the Arts – National Trust, Woodford, Blue Mountains
2017     Magic and Mayhem, VANDAL Gallery, Redfern, Sydney
2017     Women and Rhythm, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2014     Candle of Vision, Open Studio/Store, Leura, Blue Mountains
2013     Same / Value, Kick Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
2012     3 Years of Everything Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
2011     KaKa C3 Contemporary Art Space, Collingwood, Melbourne
2010     Tobacco and Honey (with Helen Fitzgerald) Kuma Galerie, Berlin
2009     Stay Close I Will Never Fail You Black and Blue Gallery, Sydney
2005     Nature vs. Nurture Blankspace, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018     Wild Within, Curated by La Wayaka Current, Guest Projects Gallery, London UK
2018     Imaginary Albums ,Curated by Amanda Kaye,  Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Sculpture at Killalea, Killalea State Park, Shellharbour
2017     Rainbows End, Curated by Heath Killen, Hotel Hotel, Canberra
2017     Uncovering Argentina, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Launch, Platform Gallery, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     #4 Fundraiser, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Sculpture at Scenic World, Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Sculpture Otherwise, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2016     Single Use, 107 Projects, with Miska Mandic, Redfern, Sydney
2016     Utopia Dream, Day Fine Art Gallery, Blackheath, Blue Mountians
2016     Food Is Free, for TINA festival with Trischelle Roberts, Newcastle
2016     Folonomo Gallery, with Gunjan Aylawadi, Surry Hills, Sydney
2016     Playing with Perspectives, Curated by Art Pharmacy, Deloitte, The Rocks, Sydney
2016     Sculpture at Scenic World, Scenic World, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2016     Sculpture Otherwise, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2016     Regeneration, 107 Projects, with Louisa Clayton, Redfern, Sydney
2015     WRAPT, Woodford Academy of the Arts, Woodford, Blue Mountains
2015      Island Salon, Underbelly Festival, Cockatoo Island, Sydney
2013      Sketches of Bacon, Paramount Building, Surry Hills, Sydney
2012      In synthesis, Curated by Joseph Allen, Paramount Building, Surry Hills, Sydney
2012     Mi Casa Su Casa, C3 Contemporary Artspace, Collingwood, Melbourne
2012      A_T Salon Launch Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2009      Bone Mountain China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2009      Linden Postcard Show Linden, Melbourne
2009      Still…Life FBI Fundraising Art Auction MCA, Sydney
2007     City of Sydney Art & About Albion Place Gallery, Sydney
2007     In The Company of the Dead China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2007     In the Company of Owls China Heights Gallery, Sydney
2007     Curvy4 Mori Gallery, Sydney
2006     Valentinos Blank Space, Sydney
2005     Monster Children End of Year Show Monster Children Gallery, Sydney
2004     Hooded Whispers (with Emma Gallagher) Linden, Melbourne
2004     Tulle Love (with Eugenia Lim) CLUBS Project Inc, Melbourne
2004     FORT presented by Next Wave Festival, Melbourne
2003     Voltz vs. Boltz by FORT, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
2003     Someplace, Somewhere, Sometime 24seven, (with Emma Gallagher) Melbourne
2002     Variety, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne

COMMISSIONS
2016     Tunnel Of Love II, Floriade, Commonwealth Park, Canberra   RESIDENCIES
2017     La Wayaka Current, Guna Yala, Panama
2017     The Kiosk, Katoomba, Blue Mountains
2017     Toolo, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

PRIZES
2018     Shortlisted for The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize – exhibit Sep 2018

Interview for Sculpture at Scenic World 2016

Interview by Stephanie Newman for 1MillionWomen 2015

Interview by Briony Wright for I-­‐D. Vice 2015

Interview by Heath Killen for MTNS MADE 2015

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