Patricia Wilson Smith

Bio/CV

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Until 2016, I worked as an artist and independent curator in Kent, where I was active in supporting and developing creative networks and arts initiatives. I contributed to the regeneration of Margate, working with artists at regional and national level.
I was also successful in obtaining public commissions in Kent, Sussex and in London.
I moved to Cornwall in October 2016, drawn by the landscape of West Penwith. In 2017 I joined the Mentoring Course at Newlyn School of Art as a first step to re-engaging with my practice after a six-month break.

Born in Kent, I studied at the Kent Institute of Art & Design, before it became the University for the Creative Arts, in Canterbury. After a career as a social researcher and lecturer in Sociology and Psychology I took a part-time degree in Fine Art, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Graphic Fine Art in 1998.

Selected recent exhibitions include:

'RAW/RICH' 2017, at PZ Gallery - Mentoring Students Final Show at Newlyn School of Art.

'SKIN' 2016, at the Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable, Kent An exhibition of women artist’s work.

'Who do I think I am?' 2015, at the Pie Factory, Margate with sculptor Brook Hobbins.
Two women artists interrogate identity and self-portraiture in the age of the Selfie.

'Canterbury at War' 2014, WW1 seen through the eyes of 6th-form students, guest-curated for the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, Kent.

'Flight' 2014, an installation of 306 porcelain feathers, remembering the 306 soldiers who were executed for insubordination and desertion during the first world war, at St Marys Church, Lower Hardres, Canterbury. Fabric of the Land 2013, Art & Science Exhibition, School of Geosciences, Aberdeen

‘Telling Stories’ 2012, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

‘In the Blink of an Eye’ 2012, a film for Whitstable Biennale Satellite programme

I have won won several commissions for large-scale work, among them ‘Essence’, a six-metre wall hanging for the foyer of the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and most recently, ‘Endeavour’, a mural for the exterior of a prestigious apartment project in Wenlock Road, Shoreditch, London, completed in August 2015


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