Founded in 2007, Smith-Stewart specializes in finding and cultivating new talent while producing a dynamic roster of exhibitions that spans mediums, expands aesthetic convention, and reaches across generations. In its two-years of operating on Stanton Street in the Lower East Side of NYC, the gallery appeared regularly in international magazines and newspapers and exhibitions were frequently reviewed in such notable publications as ArtForum, The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Smith-Stewart recently evolved into a roving curatorial project with no permanent address.
Recent interview with Meredith Mendelsohn for Archteypeme.com.
Recent curatorial projects include:
Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City @ Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, NYC
May 13-August 5, 2012
@ The Noguchi Museum, LIC, NYC
Artists: Natalie Jeremijenko and xClinic, Mary Miss, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and George Trakas.
What Do You Belive In @ New York Photo Festival 2012
56 Water Street, Dumbo, Brooklyn (former carousel building)
On view: May 16-31, 2012
Artists: Jen DeNike, Hank Willis Thomas, Leah Beeferman, Stuart Hawkins, Yamini Nayar, Fay Ray, Luke Stettner, Anissa Mack, Kenya Robinson, Xaviera Simmons, Nicole Cherubini, Nyeema Morgan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Matthew Spiegelman, Daniel Gordon, Ignacio Lang
Campaign @ C24 Gallery, NYC
January 12-February 25, 2012
Artists: Nida Abidi, Derrick Adams, Kathe Burkhart, Katie Cercone, Deville Cohen, Georganne Deen, Jen Denike, Glen Fogel, Kate Gilmore, K8 Hardy, Kati Heck, Adam Helms, Lisa Kirk, Jill Magid, Aleksandra Mir, Shana Moulton, Laurel Nakadate, Ylva Ogland, Clifford Owens, Fay Ray, Kenya (Robinson), Mika Rottenberg, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka Shoplifter, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Hank Willis Thomas, Elif Uras, Amy Wilson
Performaces by: Shoplifter, Lisa Kirk, Kenya (Robinson), Katie Cercone & The Push Pops & Shana Moulton on opening night.
The Influentials: SVA Women Alumni Invite Artists Who Have Shaped Their Work
SVA Visual Arts Gallery, 601 W26th St., 15th Floor, NYC.
August 26 - September 21, 2011
Fay Ray: The Third Mind, Pink and gold Field, an Installation @ The Wooly, The Woolworth Building, 11 Barclay St., NY.
Opened Thursday, March 3rd, 2011.
On view by appointment.
"Policy, Painted or Set in Stone", by Martha SCHWENDENER, The New York Times, December 8, 2011.
"Artists Reimagine Development in Long Island City", by Abbie Fentress Swanson, WNYC.org, October 12, 2011.
"CIVIC ACTION: A Vision for Long Island City", by Sara Christoph, The Brooklyn Rail, November 2011.
What Do You Believe In:
New York Photo Festival 2012 Brings Curators Into Focus", by Jacqueline Bischof, wsj.com, May 17, 2012.
Critic's Pick review on artforum.com by Johanna Fateman.
Opening reception featured on ArtnetTV.
Selected for Artinfo.com's 12 NYC Picks.
Fay Ray: The Third Mind, Pink and Gold Field:
The New York Times: "Subversive Artists Host a Party at the Wooly" by Cathy Che.
Interview, Collector's Q & A, ExhibitionA.com, August 2012.
Curator's Choice, Interview in December 2011 Issue of Modern Painters.
Carly Berwick in New York Magazine's Annual Fall Guide, 2011.
Smith-Stewart is featured in The New York Times, "You Never Know Where Her Gallery Will Pop Up Next", by Alex Williams, May, 12, 2010.