My Story

“We are born of light.The seasons are felt through light. We only know the world as it is evoked by light”. Louis Kahn

Kerrie Smith’s paintings capture the rapturous relationships of time, light and nature. Her Light Patterns series reference this dynamic relationship primarily though her juxtaposition of dense color layers within an abstract geometric compositional structure. The color layers composed of meticulously organized dots form cloud like patterns of light, which flow through and across the geometric boundaries of the surface. Smith’s Light Patterns are a idiomatic language she has created to communicate to us the ephemeral interplay of light and the tangible structure of the physical world. Her richly textured patterns of color simultaneously define and erode the geometric boundaries within the paintings.

(Coleman Griffith is an Architect and architectural educator who lives and practices in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara)

Kerrie is a visual artist and painter. Her abstractions, Land and Light Patterns emanate from light and color patterns that she perceives in both natural and urban environments. The Light Patterns Series comes from her rich memories of California including it’s deserts and coastlines as well as urban experiences in Southern California and particularly Los Angeles.
Kerrie is British and attended The Park Art School Yeovil, Somerset and has a BA in 3-Dimensional/Theater Design from Central School Saint Martins, London and worked as a theater designer throughout Europe and USA.

She is the Founder/Creative Director of “Art Walk for Kids/Adults” a non profit that supports artists with disabilities in Santa Barbara Country for the past 15 years. www.artwalkforkids.org

Member: The Abstract Art Collective Santa Barbara www.abstractartcollective.com
Member:  Los Angeles Art Association www.laaa.org
Member : Santa Barbara Studio Artists www.santabarbarastudioartists.com
Member: UAL: University of the Arts London England www.arts.ac.uk/

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Wall Space Gallery- Gallery Owner: Valda Lake. 607 N. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Phone 323 930 0471  #wallspacela www.wallspacela.com, http://www.wallspacela.com/kerrie_smith.php,https://www.artsy.net/artist/kerrie-smith

Corridan Gallery – Gallery owners Bill and Karen Fedderson: 125 North Milpas St., Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Phone: 805-966-7939. http://corridan-gallery.com/Artist%20Pages/KerrieSmith_AbstractLightPatterns.html  Email: william@corridan-gallery.com

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Santa Barbara Arts Fund Gallery, Pop Bang Wow, Curated by James Van Ardale.

2017 Wall Space Gallery LA, “Sizzle” Summer Show, Curated By Valda Lake.

2017 BG Gallery Bergamot Station LA, “Spectrum Gestalt “Curated By Om Bleicher

2017 Wall Space Gallery LA, Curated By Valda Lake, “That Blitz Mentality” Juried Show

2017  Corridan gallery  “3 Woman Show Driven to Abstraction”, Santa Barbara. Curated by William Fedderson.

2017 JCC Gallery, Santa Barbara, ArtSee International Juried show Curated By Daniel Barnett

2017 Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, AAC Abstract Open III Juried Exhibition Curator/Juror: Lynn M.Holley

2017 Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, AAC Abstract Open II -Juried Exhibition-Curator/Juror: Nancy Gifford

2016 BLAM Los Angeles The Night Opens/La Nuit s’Ouvre-By Invitation Curated by David Spanbock & Nadege Monchera Baer

2016  City Hall Santa Barbara Ca, Mayors Office- Curated by Joe LaCorte

2016 Casa Gallery Santa Barbara, Beyond Living Walls -Juried Show -Curated by Kerry Methner

2016 Casa Gallery Santa Barbara, Fiesta Azul -Juried Show-  Ca-Curated by Kerry Methner

2016 Going Abstract- Juried Show- Carpinteria Arts Center  Ca-Curated by Hugh Margerum

2016 Abstract Art Collective Summer Selections- Juried show -Art at the JCC Gallery Santa Barbara

2016  ArtSEE: AAC’s Annual Fundraiser, SEE International Faulkner Gallery Ca- By Invitation Curated by Jan Zeigler

2016 Make Hay While The Sun Shines- Juried/Curated Arturo Tello,

2016 Abstract Open II- Juried Show Faulkner Gallery  Santa Barbara CA-Curated by Maiza Hixson

2016 Palm Loft Gallery Carpinteria Ca, Pathways -Juries Show- Carpinteria Arts Center CA-Curated by Michael Drury

2016 Imaginations- Juried Show- Carpinteria Arts Center CA- Curated by Tomas Van Stein

2015 Seasons On- Juried Show- Carpinteria Arts Center CA-Curated by Marcia Burtt

2015 Californian Dreaming- Juried Show Carpinteria Arts Center CA-Curated by Dane Goodman

2015  From an Abstract Point Of- View- Juried Show- Carpinteria Arts Center  CA-Curated By Jill Sattler

2015 Printmaking Show- Juried Show – Atkinson Gallery Santa Barbara CA-Curated by John Iwerks

2015 Westmount Gallery,Off the Wall Fundraiser-By Invitation- SB Museum of Art Ridley/McCormick House SB Ca. Curated: Nancy Gifford

 

AWARDS:

2017 AAC Abstract Open II Juried Exhibition Faulkner Gallery Santa Barbara Jurors Award 2nd Place

2016 Summer Selections AAC’s -Art at the JCC Gallery Santa Barbara – Honorable Mention

2016 AAC Abstract Open II -Faulkner Gallery  Santa Barbara-Jurors Award 2nd Place

2016 Pathways- Carpinteria Arts Center – Jurors Choice Award

2016 Imaginations- Carpinteria Arts Center  – Honorable Mention

2015 Seasons On – Carpinteria Arts Center  – Honorable Mention
2015 From an Abstract Point Of View- Carpinteria Arts Center – 1st Place
2015  California Dreaming-Carpinteria Arts Center – Jurors Award Blue Ribbon
2015 Printmaking Show- Atkinson Gallery  Santa Barbara – Honorable Mention

EDUCATION:
The Park Art School, Yeovil, Somerset England, Foundation Art & Design
Central School Saint Martins, London England, BA with Hons