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Jenny Smith

Paintlines An Exhibition of Prints

15th April - 26th May 2016


Jenny Smith

Paintlines An Exhibition of Prints

15th April - 26th May 2016

&Collective Art Gallery 28 Henderson Street Bridge of Allan, FK9 4HR t - 01786 359864 e - info@andcollective.co.uk w - andcollective.co.uk


Paintlines Jenny Smith’s work invites us to question our definition of drawing, re-visiting modernist concepts from a contemporary perspective. Paul Klee described drawing as taking a line for a walk. This work explores taking a line of paint for a walk. For Jenny, this is a meditative, repetitive hand rendered process, which is then developed into limited edition prints, by blind embossing or laser cutting. All of the work in this exhibition has a Japanese influence. The embossed imprints were inspired by Jenny’s experience of watching monks rake gravel in Zen Garden’s on a research visit to Japan. The Circle Series were inspired by the Zen concept of the interconnectedness of all things. Here we discover the hand painted (or drawn) line is something perpetually revealing its subtlety and variation, via repetition. Jenny is interested in paper as a medium that can be worked into, not just onto. The embossed prints investigate the simplicity of the impression a deeply bitten etching plate can have when bought into direct contact with paper under the pressure of a printing press. This evokes a metaphor for memory and the imprints that experiences can have on our lives. In the Circle series the new technology of laser cutting and engraving is explored, enabling the freedom of each splash of paint to be accurately cut out. Laser engraving allows layers of screen print to be excavated, subtly revealing that which is hidden beneath. Living and working in Edinburgh, Jenny exhibits nationally and internationally, and has won numerous Awards. She has work held in public and private collections, including acquisitions of her artist books by The Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. She was a recipient of a Scottish Arts Council Creative Research and Development Award and has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Jenny is listed in the 34th edition of Who’s Who in Art. Jenny also works to commission. Please ask for further details.


Imprint lines I Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, ÂŁ300 uf/. ÂŁ520 f


Imprint lines II Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, £300 uf/. £520 f


Imprint lines III Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, £300 u/f. £520 f


Imprint lines IV Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, ÂŁ300 u/f. ÂŁ520 f


Imprint lines V Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, ÂŁ300u/f. ÂŁ520 f


Imprint lines VI Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, ÂŁ300 u/f. ÂŁ520 f


Imprint lines VII Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, £300 u/f. £520 f


Imprint lines VIII Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, £300 u/f. £520 f


Imprint lines IX Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, ÂŁ300 u/f. ÂŁ520 f


Imprint lines X Embossed etching, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 6, ÂŁ300 u/f. ÂŁ520 f


Circles Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles IV Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles II Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles III Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles V Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles VI Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles VII Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles VIII Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles IX Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles XV Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 15, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles X Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles XI Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles XIVI Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Circles XIII Laser cut paper, 38 x 38cm, edition 12, £300 u/f. £480 f


Imprint II Embossed etching, 26 x 26 cm £150 u/f. £250 f


Imprint V Embossed etching, 26 x 26 cm £150 u/f. £250 f


Imprint VI Embossed etching, 26 x 26 cm £150 u/f. £250 f


Imprint Embossed etching, 26 x 26 cm £150 u/f. £250 f


Circles XVII Laser cut paper, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 12, £450 u/f. £700 f


Circles XVIII Laser cut paper, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 12, £450 u/f. £700 f


Circles XIX Laser cut paper, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 12, £450 u/f. £700 f


Circles XX Laser cut paper, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 12, £450 u/f. £700 f


Hand Drawn Circles Laser cut paper 93 x 93 cm £950 u/f. £1,250 f


Hand Drawn Circles II Laser cut paper 93 x 93 cm £950 u/f. £1,250 f


Circles XVI Laser cut paper, 63 x 63 cm, edition of 12, £450 u/f. £700 f


Jenny Smith

www.jennysmith.org.uk 1993 1986

B.A. (hons) 1st class Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 2007 MA Multi Disciplinary Print, University of the West of England, Bristol B.A.(hons) English and American Literature, University of East Anglia

Solo Exhibitions 2016 2014 2013 2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2002 2001 2001 1999 1998 1997 1996

Paintline, &Collective Art Gallery, Bridge of Allan Shadow Drawings, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh What is the most important decision.... Cupar Arts Festival, Cupar, Fife Incise, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh Jenny Smith, Meffan Gallery Forfar Jenny Smith, Montrose Museum Gallery Jenny Smith, Arbroath Museum Gallery Jenny Smith 1997 - 2007, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh Jenny Smith and Duncan Bullen, The Maltby Gallery, Winchester Jenny Smith and Clare Waddle, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh Imprint, The Hughson Gallery, Glasgow Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Portfolio Gallery, Yorkshire New Work, TCC Gallery, London Jenny Smith, The Deutche Bank, Edinburgh Jenny Smith, The Bernie Gallery, Channel Islands, Jersey Painting and Prints, Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh New Work, TCC Gallery, London The Prints, Leicester City Gallery New Paintings and Prints, The Firth Gallery, Edinburgh Recent Work, Philips Contemporary Art, Manchester In this the memory bank our lives... W.A.S.P.S. Gallery, Edinburgh

Awards 2012 2012 2009 2009 2009

Intaglio Printmakers Award, Bite, London Certificate of Honorary merit, Amaterus Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria Scottish Arts Council Creative Research and Development Award Artist In Residence, Chhaap Print Studio, Baroda, India AA2A Artist in Residence, Loughborough University School of Art and Design


awards coninuted... 2009 Gracefield Arts Centre Purchase prize, VAS Exhibition 2008 Nancy Graham Memorial Book Prize SSA Annual Exhibition, RSA 2008 Edinburgh Visual Artist Award 2004 International Exhibitions Grant, Business Gateway 2003 Edinburgh Visual Artists Award 2002 Studio in Leiden, The Netherlands (three months) 2002 The Hope Scott Trust Award (studio in Leiden) 2000 Edinburgh Visual Artists Award 1999 The Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Artists Bursary (study visit to Japan) 1996 The Hope Scott Trust Award 1996 Edinburgh District Arts Council Award 1994 Commended in Paperworks Exhibition, Seagate Gallery, Dundee RS A Award for Painting and Maclaine Watters Medal 1993 Farquhar Reid Scholarship (study visit to Spain)

Selected group exhibitions (since 2000) 2015 2014

Royal Scottish Academy Open, RSA, Edinburgh SSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Edinburgh Art Fair with Arts in Healthcare London Contemporary Art Fair, Islington Milk and Honey, MacMillan Art Exhibition, Bonham’s Auction House, Edinburgh Open Eye Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Edinburgh VAS:T Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Fruitmarket Gallery Artist Book Fair, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Aosdàna, Isle of Iona, Scotland The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, London Off the Wall, Mansfield Park Gallery, Glasgow Baltic Artist Book Fair, Baltic Arts Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne Bainbridge Open 2014, London Printroom, London Aosdàna, Isle of Iona, Scotland North Bound: The Artist Book Group, Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness, Scotland Books on Tyne, Newcastle City Library


2013 2012 2011 2010

bound – unbound, The Gallery at MacNaughtons Bookshop, Edinburgh VAS Gracefield Arts Centre Dumfries Impact 8, University of Dundee. Exhibition of Artist Books, curated by David Faithfull Sheffield International Artist Book Prize Society Scottish Artist Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (annually since 1993) Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (annually since 2005) RSA OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2012 -13) Watermarks, Cleveland Ohio, USA Multiplied, Christies, London Bite, Mall Galleries, London RGI Annual Exhibition, Glasgow British Printmaking, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan (Curated by Rebecca Salter and Monica Petzl) AMATERUS Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria Leith School of Art, Edinburgh Reflections, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh Drawing with Fire, Artez Academy, Enschede, Netherlands & Northern Print Biennale Momentum, Crafts in the Bay Cardiff Bite, Mall Galleries, London Drawing with Fire, UWE Bower Ashton, Bristol (invited) AA2A, Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, Leicestershire Pushing Print, The Pie Factory, Margate, Kent A4 Print Makers, Cornwall, UK Abstraction, Open Eye Gallery Celebrating Paper, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (invited artist) Originals10, Mall Galleries London, (invited artist) Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition, Aberdeen Ganjifa, Art Konsult Gallery, New Delhi, India Charnwood Museum, Loughborough 2009 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London and UK Tour Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh Royal West of England Academy Open Print Exhibition, Bristol Ganjifa, Aacruti Gallery, Varoda, India Incise, IMPACT 6, International print symposium, UWE, Bristol The Scottish Collection, Dean Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh Spring Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh


2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Ganjifa, Hornan Gallery, Falun, Sweden RSA Spring Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh VAS Annual Exhibition, City Art Centre, Edinburgh Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh Aberdeen Artists Annual Exhibition Making Spaces, MAC Touring Gallery, Fife Inkubator, EPW Edinburgh. Curated exhibition of artist’s books London Artists Book Fair, ICA London Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh Bookmarks IV: various venues including Yale Centre for British Art, USA, Tate Library, and Arnolfini Bristol, Queensland State Library and Victoria College of the Arts, Australia, Place Print Exchange: Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol Pratt Institute, New Zealand, UCOL, New Zealand, NYIT Jordan AKI, The Netherlands The Collection, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh ART London, London Contemporary Art Fair The Glasgow Art Fair (also 2000 - 2004) Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh Pressing Forward, Contemporary Printmaking in Scotland, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews Compass Gallery, Glasgow (also 1997- 2003) Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk (also 1993 - 2003) Moving Solutions, The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland ART 2003 London Contemporary Art Fair. The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh The EP Gallery, Edinburgh MARCE Festival, Barcelona, Spain New York Art Fair, USA 25 Years of Prints, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery ART 2002 London Contemporary Art Fair Migratory, Curated by Blink Red at the Apex Hotel, Edinburgh Scottish Spirit, The Mitchell Museum, Illinois, U.S.A. and University Art Gallery, Michigan, U.S.A ART2001 London Contemporary Art Fair Painting in Scotland, Glasgow Print Studio (curated by Clare Henry) Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Art Galleries Noble Grossart Painting Prize Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow School of Art Scottish Spirit, Clark Hall Gallery, Louisiana & Gallery of Cont Art, Colorado Springs U.S.A


Collections Tate Britain National Galleries of Scotland Scottish Amicable Edinburgh University Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries University of Dundee ASK Plc Western General Hospital, Edinburgh Leel New Hall Collection, University of Cambridge Apex Hotels Personal Group Holdings Plc The Royal Bank of Scotland Edinburgh City Libraries British Midland International Airways The Inland Revenue Chhaap Printmaking Trust, India University of Dundee Arts in Healthcare Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge, London Private collections in Hong Kong, New York, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, England, Finland, Australia and Germany

Site-specific commissions 2015 2014 2013 2013 2011 2010 2003 2001 2000

What is Freedom? SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Imprint lines, 30 prints for Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge, London What is the key to happiness? The Noble Creative, Edinburgh What is the most important decision you have made? Haugh Park Cupar What is the best advice you have been given? SSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Circle Series, Laser cut prints for Apex Hotel, London Screen prints Commissioned for Zizzi Restaurants, London Paintings commissioned for Zizzi Restaurants Bristol and London Hangings commissioned for Personal Group Holdings Foyer, Milton Keynes

Publications and academic papers 2011 2010 2010 2010 2009 2007 2003 1998 1997

Momentum, Artists and New Technology At the Turn of a Card, Printmaking Today Autumn Winter The Who’s Who in Art, 34th Edition Editor Charles de Laperriere The artist is never sure... Paper delivered at Paper Models Symposium UWE Bristol Digital Calligraphy, Paper : Cutting Edge, Symposium, Loughborough University Laser Lines, Printmaking Today Spring Edition Drawings, Paintings and Prints, Solo Catalogue Publication, essay by Ruth Pelzer-Montanda Footsteps, Group Exhibition Catalogue (Berlin) Scottish Spirit, Touring Exhibition Catalogue (USA)


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