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 Contact + Social Media 
    zachary.smithey@gmail.com | 636-795-9045

     

    Instagram - All Inclusive Art Page - https://www.instagram.com/zacksmithey/

    Instagram - Stripes series - https://www.instagram.com/zacksmithey_stripes/

    Instagram - Mark Twain series - www.instagram.com/zacksmithey_marktwain

    Instagram - Lines series - https://www.instagram.com/zacksmithey_lines/

    Instagram - Waves series - https://www.instagram.com/zacksmithey_waves/ 

    Instagram - Design/Art - https://www.instagram.com/smitheydesigns.art/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zack.smithey.3 

     

    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 (YouTube - A Short Film for the End of Time), created a series of art videos for world renowned pianist Inon Barnatan (YouTube - Darknesse Visible), 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, CURBED, 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, NBC, Fox, CBS, and USA Today

    Education

    BFA - Studio Art, Lindenwood University 2006

    MA - Education, Lindenwood University 2009

     

    Galleries/Exhibits

    Trace Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2020 - 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 – present

    Last Hotel STL – curator and artist – ongoing, 2019

    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, 2018 – present – solo show, 2019

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

    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

     

    Published

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

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/alex-ross/messiaen-video

     

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

    part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QrGzES0UNk

    part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbjQTSkin0

     

    Netflix - Amazing Interiors, episode 3, house #2

    St. Charles Container Home, Fall 2018

    INSIDER Business + Art, February 2020 https://www.insider.com/homes-made-out-of-shipping-containers-2020-1

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

    https://vimeo.com/213277341

     

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

    https://www.ksdk.com/article/life/this-may-be-one-of-the-most-unique-homes-in-st-louis/63-c4bb7fdd-2f2d-4971-9dce- 9e53c0c19ad7 

     

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

    https://www.kmov.com/news/first-of-it-s-kind-home-made-of-shipping-containers/article_8b08b90a-c5fd-11e8-ae4d-6fe3d5a5aecb.html 

      

    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 

    https://www.curbed.com/2017/9/11/16234506/shipping-container-home-tour-missouri

     

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

    https://www.stlmag.com/home/salvaged-beauty/

     

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

    http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/jaws-will-be-dropped-tour-this-st-charles-home-built/article_881c80bf-2afe-5577-9027-9610e041f717.html

     

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

    https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/remember-that-st-charles-home-of-shipping-containers-it-s/article_f1609dee-c5a4-555b-acb6-93f4b486667f.html#1 

     

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

    http://www.ksdk.com/mobile/article/entertainment/television/show-me-st-louis/step-inside-a-crazy-cool-container-home/424642818

     

    NextSTL - https://nextstl.com/2018/01/container-home-planned-old-north-st-louis/  

     

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

    https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/culture-club/artist-prepares-a-different-kind-of-easter-egg-hunt/article_f2a174de-12fa-5862-a1bb-703fd96487ef.html

     

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

    https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/culture-club/zack-smithey-s-easter-art-hunt-gets-a-great-response/article_a7cf9a08-489b-57dd-b347-170935d28b4b.html

     

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

    https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/culture-club/zack-smithey-to-hold-a-second-easter-art-hunt/article_d52fe5a6-d240-575a-8032-4e0613fc8e2f.html

     

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

    https://fox2now.com/2015/03/30/artist-buries-art-across-st-louis-for-easter-hunt/ 

     

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

    https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/easter-art-hunt-underway-this-week/63399460 

     

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

    https://www.nationalartsprogram.org/news/artist-gives-away-1000-pieces-of-art-easter 

     

    Caradise Found - Blog "In the Studio with Zack Smithey" https://caradisefound.com/2016/04/11/in-the-studio-with-zack-smithey/ 

     

    Awards

    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

     

    Links

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

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

          part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QrGzES0UNk

          part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbjQTSkin0

    • Darknesse Visible, NYC

          La Valse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5VpdvPOfEk&list=PL1396D0128D2D49E8&index=3 

          Ondine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPEO2K2zcek&list=PL1396D0128D2D49E8&index=5

    • La Jolla Music Society, Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center

          Performance piece - https://www.instagram.com/p/B184gvDj21H/

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

           https://vimeo.com/213277341