Bradley Beesley’s Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo
44 x 52 inches
Bradley Beesley’s Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Series
BIO: Craig Smith is a media artist using image, sound, and text to explore the production of contemporary culture. Smith received his BFA (1996) from the University of Oklahoma, his MFA (1998) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his PhD (2007) from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Smith is an alumnus of the American Photography Institute’s National Graduate Seminar as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. He has been featured at an international range of venues including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, PS1MOMA Contemporary Art Institute, The Tate Modern, The George Eastman House, ARTSPACE Sydney. SCM Hong Kong, and galleries including Galerie Schuster Photo (Berlin), RARE Art (New York), Big Orbit Gallery (Buffalo), The Kent Gallery, and White Columns (New York). He has published two books: On the Subject of the Photographic (2008: University of the Arts London) and Training Manual for Relational Art (2009: Big Orbit Gallery). Smith was recently (September, 2013) awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grant to curate the exhibition Art of Sport for CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Smith is also at work on a new book. This forthcoming publication will be released by I.B. Tauris Publishers, LTD and is entited: Relational Art: A Guided Tour. Smith has held teaching and research positions at New York University’s Department of Art and Art Professions, Goldsmiths College Department of Visual Culture, and the University of the Arts London. Smith joined the University of Florida in August 2010.