Carl E. Smith

b. 1976 Laguna Beach, CA

Lives and works: Laguna Beach / Los Angeles, CA

Professional Experience

 

2018 – Present   Director, River Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995 – Present   Freelance art direction & graphic design, CES Studio, San Clemente, CA

2012 – 2018       Director, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007 – 2013       President, Smith Family Investments, Santa Ana, CA

2004 – 2010       Global Art Director, Electric, San Clemente CA

1997 – 2004       Graphic Designer, Mystic Skates, Prague, CZ

 

Select Exhibitions Curated

 

2017                 Psychonautics, co-curated with Meghan Gordon, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016                 Analog Watch, co-curated with Meghan Gordon, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016                 Deep Superficial Perceptions, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015                 Complex Decisions, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014                 Graphic Thoughts, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011                 Slash, co-curated with Yuri Psinakis, CES Studio, Laguna Beach, CA

2002                 Sub Kutlura, co-curated with Alexis Zavialoff, Prostor No D. Prague, CZ

2001                 Fragments, co-curated with Yuri Psinakis, Vystavni Sin Manes, Prague, CZ

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

 

2008                 Fast Company, MIM Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005                 Symbols, Ghetto Gloss, Los Angeles, CA

 

Select Group Exhibitions

 

2000                 Probable Painting, Vystavni Sin Manes, Prague, CZ

Education

 

2018                 AA (Pending), Arts & Humanities, Coastline Community College, Costa Mesa, CA

2017                 Designated Subjects CTE Credentialing Program, OCDE, Costa Mesa, CA

 

Credentials

 

2017                 CTE Preliminary Credential, Arts Media & Entertainment, OCDE, CA

 Teaching Experience

 

2018 – Present    Lecturer, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA            

2018 – Present    Substitute Instructor, Coastline ROP, Costa Mesa, CA

2018 – Present    Substitute Instructor, College and Career Advantage, San Juan Capistrano, CA

 

Workshops

 

2018                 Art as a Career, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

 

Panels

 

2017                 Gallery Representation vs. Self-Representation, panelist, Orange County Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA

2017                 Fine Arts Professionals, panelist, LCAD, Laguna Beach, CA

2014                 On Collecting Art, panelist, Wilding Cran, Los Angeles, CA 

 

Lectures

 

2018                 Art as a Career, lecture, Serra High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA

2018                 Art as a Career, lecture, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA

 

Studio Visits

 

2018                 (Forthcoming) Graduate Studio Visits, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA May 24

2017                 Graduate Studio Visits, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA May 31

 

Professional Services

 

2017 – Present    Chair of the Contemporary Circle, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

 

Consultancies

 

2018 – Present    Consultant, Electric (Sunglasses) regarding brand identity design manuals and art direction, San Clemente, CA

 

Technical Abilities

 

2012 – Present    Gallery Technician, River, CES Gallery, Los Angeles

Exhibition design, artwork installation, art handling, art packaging. Extensive operational and safety knowledge of power tools and other gallery equipment and systems.

 

Foreign Languages

           

Czech

Spanish