Lynette Smith completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT University in 1995 and went on to do postgraduate study in linguistics and philosophy at the University of Melbourne in the 2000s. Her practice includes drawing, the moving image, books and text for voice. Lynette has exhibited in public, private and artist-run galleries since 2000 and been invited to residencies in the United States and Lithuania. In 2004-2005 she was on the board of West Space, an artist-run space in Melbourne.

COLLECTIONS

Private collections in Australia, United States and Europe.

National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland State Library, RMIT University, State Library of Victoria, University of Melbourne, Santa Fe Art Institute.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

Residency at Nida Art Colony (Vilnius Arts Academy) 2016

Arts Victoria, Cultural Exchange 2012

Santa Fe Art Institute Residency 2012

TEXTS

Extraterritorial landscaping, A+A Online, review by Paulius Andriuškevičius

A small show of imperfect paintings, exhibition catalogue by Chris Bond

Ambiguity (a number of drawings), catalogue with texts by Tamsin Green and Lynette Smith

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

A bewilderment, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne

A small show of imperfect paintings, curated by Chris Bond, Trocadero, Melbourne

Ambiguity (a number of drawings), Bus Projects, Melbourne

Unhidden, group exhibition, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2015

Field (wooden cypher), collaboration with Chris Bond, Blindside, Melbourne

Field (marginal light), collaboration with Chris Bond, West Space, Melbourne

2014

Encounter, with Charles O’Loughlin at Sarah Scout Melbourne

Stutter (group), Platform, Melbourne

Black painting, with Martina Copley, Seventh, Melbourne

2013

Why things are the way they are, Seventh, Melbourne

2012

Un:sighted (group), 45 Downstairs, Melbourne

Accumulation (group), ParisCONCRET, Paris

2008

Incomplete, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne

Contemporary art from the permanent collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2007

Host, Seventh, Melbourne

2005

The many, West Space, Melbourne

New acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria

Seven, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

2003

Compendium (group), Platform, Melbourne

A natural kind, West Space, Melbourne

Blake Prize, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

2002

Pigeon, Mass, Melbourne

Fundere Sculpture Prize, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne

John Leslie Art Prize – art and environment, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

2001

Signalling, Mass, Melbourne

Space Traffic: symposium of international arts spaces, Parasite and the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre