Biography

1978 Born in Kent, UK
Lives and works in London, UK

Education

2005 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2003 Postgraduate Diploma, Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK
2002 BA Fine Art (Painting), Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Woods Without Pathways,Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India
2011 States of Fragility, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK
2010 Geometry of Bliss, Hauser & Wirth, New York, US
2007 Paintings,Nyehaus, New York, US (exh. cat.)
2006 Feral Demosphere, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK
ANJ SMITH & IBID PROJECTS LA, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, US
2005 Disco Substratum, IBID PROJECTS, Vilnius, LT
2004 The Megalography of Cuteness, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK
BUAG, Bangkok, TH

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 The Curator’s Egg Altera Pars, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

2011 In Your Face,SHOWstudio, London, UK
Night Scented Stock (curated by Todd Levin), Marianne Boesky, New York, US
Villa Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, JP
Louise Despont, JuttaKoether, Alicia Kwade, Anj Smith,
Marianne Vitale, Unica Zürn,IBID PROJECTS, London, UK
House of Beasts, Meadow Arts, Shropshire, UK
Among Flesh, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK

2010 Wunderkammer, me Collectors Room, Berlin, DE

2009 Remap2, Athens, GR
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
2008 Group Show, IBID PROJECTS (Hoxton Square), London, UK
M25 Around London (curated by Barry Schwabsky), CCA Andratx, Mallorca, ES
DoktorsTraum,Neues Museum Weserberg Bremen, Bremen, DE
In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream,Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, CH

2007 An Archeology, Project Space 176, London, UK (exh. cat.)
Size Matters: XS, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA;
Knoxville Museum ofArt, Knoxville, US
Art, Knoxville, US
Old School, Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi, London, UK
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative (curated by Jens Hoffman), Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

2006 Kaminzimmer, Grieder Contemporary, Kuesnacht, CH
Don Quijote (curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen and Sophie Von Olfers), Witte de With,
Rotterdam, NL
Opterracuna, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

2005 Jaybird (curated by Gionata Bonvicini), Galleria Zero, Milano, IT
London In Zurich (curated by Gregor Muir), Hauser and Wirth, Zurich, CH (exh. cat.)
Sunset in Athens, Vamiali Gallery, Athens, GR

2004 Life Of a Commercial Gallery – IBID PROJECTS, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK
EXS An Invitational Exhibition, FA Projects, London, UK
The Analysis of Beauty (curated by Alistair Robinson), Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art,Sunderland, UK (exh. cat.)

2003 Nth Exhibit 001, OLS & Co., London, UK
Someplace Unreachable, IBID PROJECTS, London, UK
The Golden Resistance (curated by Catherine Wood), Tate Britain, London, UK
Thriller (curated by Seb Patane), Nerd, Electricity Showrooms, London, UK

Bibliography

2012 Jamila Adeli, The Present is in the Detail. Reflections on the Contemporary:
The Psychoscapes of Anj Smith, in: Woods Without Pathways, Galerie Isa, Mumbai – Publication
2011 Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Anj Smith, IBID PROJECTS – London, Flash Art,
November – December
Kate Marris, Louise Despont, JuttaKoether, AlicjaKwade, Anj Smith, Marianne Vitale,
Unica Zürn, frieze.com, 5 July
Bruce Helander, Anj Smith: Artists to Watch, The Art Economist, January
2010 Ara H. Merjian, Anj Smith, Hauser and Wirth, Art in America, November
Andrea Schwan, Spotlight on English Artist Anj Smith, Texture, And
Magic Realism, Huffington
Post September
Anj Smith, Artist to Watch, The Art Economist, December
Goings on about town, Art, Anj Smith, The New Yorker, September
Laila Pedro, Strange Bliss, IDIOM Magazine, September
Linda Yablonsky, Lust for Life, ArtForum Diary, September

2009 Emma Love, In Print, Vogue, September
Louise Jury, London Evening Standard, August

2008 Ossian Ward and Helen Sumpter, London’s 40 Best Artists, Time Out, October
2007 Martha Schwendener, Old School, The New York Times, August
Martha Schwendener, Anj Smith, The New York Times, April
Barry Schwabsky, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Anj Smith:Paintings, Nyehaus/New York
Foundation 20 21 – Publication

2006 Helen Sumpter, Anj Smith, Time Out, November
Jane Neal, Anj Smith at IBID Projects, Saatchi Gallery online, November
Ingrid Commandeur, The Logic of Excess: The Obsessive Paintings of Anj Smith,
Smith,Metropolis M,
August
Anj Smith, Tema Celeste, March
Most Exciting City, Wallpaper, February

2005 Lauren Cochrane, Artistic Endeavour, Vogue UK, December
Alice O’Keeffe, The new art elite: Young, Gifted, Female, The Observer, October
Rebecca Geldar, This is the Future, Time Out, October
Haute Couture Paveikslai, Ieva, May

2004 Hermione Eyre, Anj Smith, The Independent on Sunday, October
Catriona Warren, London’s top 25 new artists, Art Review, June
Francesco Manacorda, Esoterica and The Megalography Of Cuteness, Metropolis M, Nr 4,
Anj Smith and Esoterica, KultureFlash, June
Charlotte Edwards, 20 Best Graduates, Art Review, July
Rebecca Geldard, Anj Smith, Time Out, London, June

2003 Edgar Schmitz, Someplace Unreachable, Kunstforum International, November

Awards

2005 Shortlisted for Max Mara Award at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK
2004 Residency and Solo Exhibition (curated by Kata Sangkhae and Andrew Stahl),
BUAG, Bangkok, TH

2002 Arts and Humanities Research Board Award, UK
Paintings selected by curator Hoor Al-Qasimi, National Museum of Sharjah, UAE
2001 The Pocock School Exchange competition to New York, US
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