Artist Biography: Robert Smerdon

Born 1986, UK

Currently lives and works Macau, S.A.R. China

EDUCATION

UCL Institute of Education — PGCE Post-Compulsory Education 2014

University of Sussex, West Dean College — MA Visual Art 2012 (Distinction)

De Montfort University — BA (Hons) Fine Art 2009

Maryland Institute College of Art

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Artist in Residence — West Dean College 2012

Drawing Marathon — New York Studio School 2011

Undertook an intense period of study with Graham Nickson concentrating on drawing.

Understanding and Using Colour — Central Saint Martins 2010

Worked with Michael Thorpe to develop my skills in relation to colour in my own practice.

AWARDS

Lawrence Atwell’s Charity

Edward James Foundation Scholarship

C. V. Starr Scholarship

Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship

MICA Achievement Award

EXHIBITIONS

National Open Art Competition — 2013

Shortlisted for exhibition.

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery — 2013

Selected for exhibition in Open 24.

Pedestrian Gallery — 2012

Group Show entitled Drawn.

Fabrika — 2012

Group Show of the Knighton Lane Artist’s Group.

New Walk Museum and Art Gallery — 2012

Knighton Lane Artist’s Group annual exhibition.

Truman Brewery Gallery — 2012

Group show as part of the Free Range exhibition.

West Dean College — 2012

West Dean College Visual Arts end of year show.

LCB Depot — 2011

Knighton Lane Artist’s Group annual exhibition.

De Montfort Degree Show — 2009

De Montfort University commencement exhibition.

Expressions Gallery — 2008

Solo show of current work.