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    Zack Smithey is an interdisciplinary artist who continues to evolve, explore new concepts, designs and creative processes. Smithey has been working as a professional artist for the last 20 years and taught high school art for 7 years. In addition to showing in galleries, he paints murals, works with designers, agencies, and clients to source art from his inventory or create custom commissions. He has hundreds of pieces in his current inventory and over 3,000 original pieces in public, private and corporate collections. 

    Shipping Container Homes

    In addition to art, Zack designed, consulted and oversaw the construction for the first 2 shipping container homes in the St. Louis area (St. Charles, 2016) and Old North neighborhood, STL, 2019. 

    Notable Commissions + Shows + Published

    Smithey has had over 100 solo and group shows (NYC, NJ, STL, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Laguna Beach, La Jolla), has done art/film work for Lincoln Center in NYC (A Short Film for the End of Time - Part 1, Part 2), created a series of art videos for world renowned pianist Inon Barnatan (Darknesse Visible - La Valse, OndineFantasy of Peter GrimesDarknesse Visible, Le Gibet ), commissioned by Boeing to create 2 steel sculptures for their STL headquarters, commissioned performance piece for the La Jolla Music Society - Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, is the creator of the Easter Art Hunt in STL, was commissioned to do Album art for Smother Party in Brooklyn, and has been published in the New Yorker, Sophisticated Living, ShoutOut LA, CURBED, Newsweek, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis At Home Magazine, All The Art, INSIDER, St. Louis Magazine, StreetScapes Magazine, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, Uptown Magazine, Community News, Lindenwood Connection and St. Charles Magazine. He has been covered/interviewed on NETFLIX, KCTV5, NBC, Fox, CBS, and USA Today


    BFA - Studio Art, Lindenwood University 2006

    MA - Education, Lindenwood University 2009



    Interdisciplinary Professional Artist - 2001 - present

    Art Teacher - Francis Howell North High - 2006-2013

    United Scenic Artists Union - St. Louis MUNY - Nation's oldest + largest outdoor theater - 2005-2010



    Hamptons Art Fair - Art Market Productions - Aug. 13-15, 2021

    Trace Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2020 - present 

    Carousel Fine Art, Miami, FL 2020 - present

    BlinkGroup Gallery, Miami, FL 2021 - present 

    Carousel Art Group, Miami, FL / New York 2021 - present

    Rubine Red Gallery, Palm Springs, CA – Solo show, 11/2019

    La Jolla Music Society, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, Performance piece, 9/2019

    MAC - St. Louis – Solo show, 2019

    Cherokee Street Gallery - St. Louis – 2018-2019

    Last Hotel STL – curator and artist – 2019-2020

    Lincoln Center - NYC, "A Short Film for the End of Time" 2009

    "Darknesse Visible" - A series of vignettes for classical pianist Inon Barnatan, 2012

    TOC Artworks - art agency, 2017 - present

    Avra Gallery - Margate City, New Jersey, Miami 2018 – present – solo show, 2019

    Balatro Gallery - Worth Ave. Palm Beach, 2018-2019 

    Houska Gallery - St. Louis, 2015-2018

    MAC - STL, Solo show, “Twain’s World”, 2014

    Vino Gallery - St. Louis, 2011 – 2015

    East Carolina University - visiting artist – solo show, gallery talk, 2011

    Concrete Ocean Gallery - STL – Solo show, 2010

    Art Dimensions - STL – Solo show, 2010



    Newsweek - "Man Makes Incredible Portrait of Nikola Tesla Using Electricity"

    Video  -  Article



    Sophisticated Living - "Art As Cool As The Artist" May 2021


    Shoutout LA - "Meet Zack Smithey" April 2021


    The New Yorker - Alex Ross - "Messiaen Video", 2009


    Lincoln Center, NYC - A Short Film for the End of Time 

    part 1 -

    part 2 -


    Netflix - Amazing Interiors, episode 3, house #2

    St. Charles Container Home, Fall 2018

    INSIDER Business + Art, February 2020

    Easter Art Hunt Documentary – Directed by Imani Marshall, "Smithey", April 14th, 2017


    News Channel 5 - Rene Knott - "This May be One of the Most Unique Homes In St. Louis", Old North Container Home, Jan. 9th, 2019 9e53c0c19ad7 


    KMOV 4 - Alexis Zotos - "First of its Kind Home Made of Shipping Containers", Old North Container Home, Oct 1, 2018 


    Curbed Magazine - Mary Jo Bowling - St. Charles Container Home "A 3,100-square-foot, $135K container house lets its owners live mortgage free", September 11th, 2017


    St. Louis At Home Magazine - "Look Inside a Recycled Shipping Container Home", St. Charles Container home, Feb. 16, 2017


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - "Jaws will be dropped: Tour this St. Charles Home Built out of Shipping Containers", March 12th, 2017


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - "Remember that St. Charles home of shipping containers? It's on Netflix's 'Amazing Interiors' ", Aug. 7th, 2018 


    Show-Me St. Louis -  Heidi Glaus, "Step Inside a Crazy Cool Container Home" March 22nd, 2017


    NextSTL -  


    St. Louis Post- Dispatch - Sarah Bryan Miller, "Artist Prepares a Different Kind of Easter Egg Hunt", March 29th, 2015


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sarah Bryan Miller, "Zack Smithey's Easter Art Hunt Gets a Great Response" - April 6th, 2015


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Sarah Bryan Miller, "Zack Smithey to Hold Second Easter Art Hunt" Feb. 24th, 2016


    Fox 2 News - Patrick Clark, "Artist Buries Art Across St. Louis" March 30th, 2015 


    News Channel 5 - Bailey E Kinney, Art Holliday, Mike Bush "Easter Art Hunt Underway This Week", March 21st 2016 


    National Arts Program - Associated Press, "Artist Gives Away 1,000 Pieces of Art for Easter" March 2016 


    Caradise Found - Blog "In the Studio with Zack Smithey" 



    2018 Outstanding Young Missourian, Nominated by the Missouri Jaycees, Recognized by the Missouri House of Representatives

    2005 – 2006 - Dorothy & Sterling Mollett Art Award Lindenwood University – Honors Convocation



    • Netflix - Amazing Interiors, episode 3, house #2

    • Lincoln Center, NYC - A Short Film for the End of Time 

          part 1 -

          part 2 -

    • Darknesse Visible, NYC

          La Valse - 

          Ondine -

    • La Jolla Music Society, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

          Performance piece -

    • Easter Art Hunt Documentary – Directed by Imani Marshall, "Smithey", April 14th, 2017