Carl E. Smith

b. 1976, Laguna Beach, CA

Lives and works: San Clemente and Los Angeles, CA

 

+1 (213) 880-5474

cesmithstudio@gmail.com

carlesmithstudio.com

 

Professional Experience

 

2019 – Present       Art Director, Electric, San Clemente, CA

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

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

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

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

1997 – 2004  Art Director / Graphic Designer, Mystic Skates, Prague, CZ

1995 – Present       CES Studio, Freelance, art direction & graphic design, International

 

Select Exhibitions Curated

 

2017            Psychonautics, 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

 

Awards

 

2019             Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professorship in the Arts, Marshall University, WV

2008             SIMA  Awards, Most Innovative Accessory,  Electric iPhone App

 

Workshops

 

2019            Spring Semester - Art as a Career, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA

2019            Spring Semester - Art as a Career, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

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

2018            Fall Semester - 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           Graduate Studio Visits, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA May 24

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

 

Teaching Experience

 

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

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

 

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        

 

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.

2000 – Present       Adobe creative applications (Adobe CC)

Expert level understanding and usage of Adobe graphic design based applications.

 

Foreign Languages

        

Czech

Spanish