Justine Smith, Artist London

Paper has always been a primary material in the work of Justine Smith. Her current work is concerned with the concept of money and how it touches almost every aspect of our lives. She is interested in money as a conduit of power and also in the value systems with which we surround it. On a physical level a banknote is just a piece of paper, but it is what a banknote actually represents that is central to Smith’s work. Through her collages, prints and sculptures she examines our relationship with money in a political, moral and social sense, whilst also exploiting the physical beauty of the notes.

She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums internationally. Notable collections include The British Museum, The British Council, The British Library, and the UK Government Art Collection along with many international corporations, financial institutions and private collections. She lives and works in London.

Collaborations



Solo Show

2017

Open Studio Moniker Art Fair, The Truman Brewery, London

2016

Open Studio Moniker Art Fair, The Truman Brewery, London

2015

A Matter of Belief, 15 Bateman Street, London
Currency & Cartography, 10 years of Making Maps, The Map House, London
Justine Smith Studio Pop Up – The Cornershop, Clerkenwell Green, London

2011

The Way of the Gun, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
Rise and Fall:Illusions and Delusions, Waterhouse & Dodd, New York, USA

2010

Rise and Fall: Illusions and Delusions, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, USA
A Bigger Bang, Chelsea Arts Club, London

2007

Empires of the Sum, The Air Gallery, London

2005

Purchasing Power, Ryder Street Gallery, London

2002

New Work, Charlotte Street Gallery, London
New Work, The Chapel Gallery, Plympton, Devon

2000

The Children of Dog, Charlotte Street gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions


2017

Art $ Currency: The Artistic Reinterpretation of Cash & Coins, LCD Gallery, Houston, USA
The Collective, The House of St Barnabas, London
The London Art Fair, BDC TAG Fine Arts, London
AAF New York, TAG Fine Arts, NYC
London Art Fair, BDC, TAG Fine Arts, London
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy
AAF HK, TAG Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2016

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line. The British Library, London
The Christmas Show. Long & Ryle, London
The London Art Fair, BDC TAG Fine Arts, London
AAF New York, TAG Fine Arts, NYC
London Art Fair, BDC, TAG Fine Arts, London
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy
AAF HK, TAG Fine Arts, Hong Kong

2015

Triple X. Moniker Projects/Jealous Gallery, London
Ignis Fatuus, Mehtabell Projects, Lights of Soho, London
The Forest of Possibility, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby
Group Show GX Gallery, London

2014

Show Me The Money: The Image of Finance, 1700 to the Present – Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy
Edition # 1, Al Fursiya, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
London Art Fair, BDC, TAG Fine Arts, London
ART 14, TAG Fine Arts, Olympia, London
AAF Battersea, TAG Fine Arts, London
AAF HK, TAG Fine Arts, Hong Kong
London Original Print Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Royal Academy, London2013
Edition #, Edge of Arabia Gallery, London
Strangest Dream, Brook St Gallery, Devon
AAF Singapore, TAG Fine Arts, Singapore
AAF Hong Kong, TAG Fine Arts, Hong Kong
AAF Battersea, TAG Fine Arts, London
Wonderworks, Cat St Gallery, Hong Kong
Thirty Pieces of Silver, Money and Art – Sammlung Haupt Collection, Berlin
Money, Money, Money, Kunstforum, Halle, Germany
The London Original Print Fair, RAC, London
The First Cut, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham
The First Cut, Sea City Museum, Southampton
Currency X-change, Hunt Gallery of Webster University, St Louis, USA
Moniker Art Fair, TAG Fine Arts, The Old Truman Brewery, London
Art Party Conference, The Spa, Scarborough
Responsibility, Voegele Kultur Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland
The London Original Print Fair, RCA, London
Love Me Tender. Bellevue Arts Museum, WA, USA
The London Art Fair. BDC, Tag Fine Arts, London

2012

The Original Print Show, Waterhouse and Dodd, London
AAF Singapore, Singapore
Bubbles & Bankruptcy, The British Museum, London
Abu Dhabi Art,Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Multiplied Art Fair, Christies, London
The First Cut, Manchester City Gallery, Manchester
20/21 British Art Fair, RCA, John Iddon Fine Art, London
This is Britain, Opus Fine Art, Stow on the Wold
Scope Basel, Waterhouse & Dodd, Switzerland
The Golden Cage, KunstBuro, Berlin
’15’, Metropolis Art, Bournemouth
Grand Designs, The 02, Tag Fine Arts, London
The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy, Tag Fine Art, London
The Art of Money, Pataka Museum of Arts & Cultures, New Zealand
Art Palm Beach, Waterhouse & Dodd, Palm Beach, USA
Art Wynwood, Waterhouse & Dodd, Miami, USA
The London Art Fair, BDC, Tag Fine Art, London
20/21 International Art Fair, RCA, John Iddon Fine Arts, London

2011

30 Pieces of Silver, Art & Money. Halle am Wasser, Berlin
The Art of Mapping, Tag Fine Art, The Air Gallery, London
Art Abu Dhabi, Waterhouse & Dodd, UAE
Scope Miami, Waterhouse & Dodd, USA
Art London, Royal Hospital, John Iddon Fine Arts, London
Art, Money and Dangerous Liaisons, Monnaie de Paris, Online
Buds, Blooms and Berries: Plaints in Science, Art and Culture, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA, USA
Bite, The Mall Galleries, London
Scope Basel Art Fair, Waterhouse & Dodd, Switzerland
The London Original Print Fair, Tag Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Art, London
AAF New York, Tag Fine Arts, NY

2010

Art Miami 2010, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami
Abu Dhabi Art, Waterhouse & Dodd, UAE
Cork Street Open Exhibition, The Gallery, Cork Street, London
Inaugral Exhibition, Metropolis Art, Bournemouth
The London Art Fair, CCA Galleries, London
20/21 International Art Fair, John Iddon Fine Art, London

2009

Cut & Fold – The Art of Paper, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester
Art London, John Iddon Fine Art, London
Scope Art Fair, Opus art Gallery, Miami
Cash Flow, White Trash Contemporary, Hamburg
Bridge Art Fair, Opus Gallery, New York
20/21 British Art Fair, John Iddon, London
Coriander Studio Prints, Innocent Fine Art, Bristol

2008

Kounter Kulture, Truman Brewery, London
It’s The Money, Stupid, Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica
Coriander Studio Prints, Jill George Gallery, London
Scope Art Fair, Light Contemporary, London
Art London, John Iddon, London
20/21 British Art Fair, John Iddon, London
Whitespace Gallery, Totnes, Devon

2007

Wunderkammer, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Art for Life, Christies, London
Art London, John Iddon, London
20/21 British Art Fair, John Iddon, London
Form, John Iddon, London
London Art Fair, CCA Galleries, London
Guitartown, 02 Centre, London
Coriander Studio Prints, Jill George Gallery, London

2006

Artists of Mass Distraction, Opus gallery, Newcastle
Master Printmakers, Royal Automobile Club, London
Eyestorm Gallery, London
Art for Life, Christies, London
Scope Art Fair, Light Contemporary, London
Art London, John Iddon, London

2005

Art Palm Beach, Russeck Gallery, USA
Art Miami, Russeck Gallery, USA
The ART Show, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

2004

The London Art fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Art Miami, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, USA

2003

Mystery Postcards for Macmillan Cancer, Tate Britain, London
Toronto Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Canada
20/21 British Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Art London, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Art Miami, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, USA
Art Palm Beach, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, USA
Art 2003, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

2002

British Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Art London, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Art 2002, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London

2000

Transformations, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
The Flower Show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Holy Cow – The Second Coming, Clapham Art Gallery, London

1999

Reclaimed (British Council exhibition, touring internationally until 2003), Townhouse Gallery,Cairo
Holy Cow, Clapham Art Gallery, London
Humans Being, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester

Residencies


June 2009 South Florida Arts Center

Selected Commissions


Manchester City Gallery
Fairmont Princess Hamilton Hotel, Bermuda
Liberty London
The Conran Shop
De La Rue Currency International
The Portland Collection
Crosby Street Hotel, New York
Paul Smith
Tullett Prebon
Verizon Communications

Selected Collections


The British Museum
The British Government Art Collection
The British Council
The British Library
Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures
Banque Internationale A Luxembourg
Black Rock Inc.
Freud Communications
Galila’s Collection
George Soros
The Jameel Collection
The Kamal Lazaar Collection
Lord Rothschild
One Aldwych Hotel, London
Sir Peter Blake
The Pigozzi Collection