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Bob Smith was born in Springfield, Massachussets in 1944

He died in Miami, Florida in 1990




Graduated in Graphics, School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass.


Solo Exhibitions


Días de plata y oro, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain


Art Remains a Witness to a Life, Martos Gallery, New York City, US


Galería Mar Estrada, Madrid, Spain

 Galerie Les z’Arts, Les Cerqueux/Passavent, Loire, France


Galería Oliva Mara, Madrid, Spain

Egyptomania N.Y.C. 1977-1980, Terne Gallery, New York, US

Box Constructions, Schreiber/Cutler Gallery, New York, US

Window at Chicago Books, New York, US


Wall Constructions, Schreiber/Cutler Gallery, New York, US


Box Environments, Yvonne Seguy Gallery, New York, US


Nolo Contendere Gallery, New York, US


Galería Ciento, Barcelona, Spain


Caja de Ahorros de Pamplona, Spain


Galería Vandrés, Madrid, Spain


Galería Vandrés, Madrid, Spain

Galerie Fey & Nothelfer, Berlin, Germany


Selected Group Exhibitions


After Lives, Foreign/Domestic Gallery, New York, US

Looking back/The 13th White Columns

Annual, January 20th -March 4th 2023


Either/Or, Viviane Esders & David Panchout, Galerie Luc Berthier, Paris, France


Arstronomy, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain


The Box Show, K & E Gallery, New York, US

Discarded, The Emerson Gallery, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, New York, US

Galaxie Gallery, Miami, Florida, US
Arregui Hsia Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida, US


Sculpture, East Martello Museum, Key West, Florida, US
Galerie Hélène Grubair, Miami, Florida, US

Two for One-Collaborative Art, Henry Street Settlement, New York, US

Consensus, Exit Art, New York, US

Wall Constructions, Schreiber/Cutler Gallery, New York, US


Pandora's Box, Benefit exhibition, New Museum, New York, US

The March Hare Show, Lasser Galleries, New York, US

Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, US


Anniversary Show - Ten Years, The Artist Space, New York, US

Manhattan Art Gallery, New York, US

Bunnies, White Columns, New York, US

Nolo Contendere Gallery, New York, US

Objects, Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, US

Night Gallery, New York, US

Esta Robinson Gallery, New York, NY, US

The Seven Days of Creation, ABC No Rio, New York, US

Selections, The Artist Space, New York, US
Decisions of Arms, Just Above Midtown Downtown Gallery, New York, US

Homage to Joseph Cornell, Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, New York, US

Shelter, Public Image Gallery, New York, US

Travelling Scholarship Show, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, US

International Shoebox Show, University of Hawaii

O.I.A., Brooklyn Federal Courthouse, New York, US
Cultural Council Foundation, CETA Artists Exhibition, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY also World Trade Center (Court House Mural Proposal)
CETA Artists Exhibition, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, New York, US

Centennial Exhibition, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., US
Galería Vandrés, Artefiera, Bologna, Italy

Galería Vandrés: 1970-1975, Galería Vandrés, Madrid, Spain
Biennale de Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, France
La Paloma, Galería Vandrés, Madrid, Spain

North American Painters in Spain, United States Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain

Ibiza Graphics, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Ibiza, Spain

Galería Ivan Spence, Ibiza, Spain

Eros y el arte actual, Galeria Vandrés, Madrid, Spain


Art in public places


Bob Smith Box Environments, Spanish TV, Metropolitan Program

 Permanent installation, Dyckman Welfare Center, New York, US

 Hocus Focus, Staten Island Children's Museum, New York, US

Homage to Goya, Start 5 Project, Staten Island, New York, US


Stage Design


Basic Stategies No. V, stage set design for choreographer Blondell Cummings, Adams Memorial Theater, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., US

Opening Jan. 24.




Change Etc., Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, US


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship


Residency, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, US


The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship


Clarissa Bartlett Travelling Scholarship, Boston Museum of Fine Arts


Charles H. Whitman Travelling Scholarship, Boston Museum of Fine Arts


Charles H. Whitman Travelling Scholarship, Boston Museum of Fine Arts


Selected Bibliography


Nazif, Perwana, "Isn't it Uncanny?", Los Angeles Review of Books, Portfolio, Fall 2022

Higgs, Matthew, "2022 Rewind: The Year in Art #36 June", instagram post, December 24

Robert Nickas, "Art Remains a Witness To a Life", essay, May 2022

​Art Daily, "Martos Gallery opens first exhibition of Bob Smith's emblematic box constructions in more than 30 years", June 6.


Zimmer, William, "Big Names in the Recycling Game Coax Poetry from Debris," The New York Times, October 20 (illus.)

Cacioppo, Nancy, "From Waste to Art," Rockland Journal-News, October 4

Abrams, Joyce, "Discarded,"  Rockland Center for the Arts (catalogue)


Huici, Fernando, "Castles in Spain," El País, Madrid, November

"The Empire of Dreams," Arte, Madrid, November

Phillips, Jane, Island Life, Art Beat, April 13

Cox P., "Boxes as art, Exhibition proves subject not confining," Kendall Gazette, Jan12


Calvo Serraller, Francisco, "Bob Smith, Objects with a soul," El País, Madrid, Sept. 18


"Choreagraphing a collaboration," The Berkshire Eagle, Jan 9


Indiana, Gary, "Bob Smith at Yvonne Seguy," Art in America, November

Kornbluth, July, "A Gallery of His Own," House and Garden, July​


Shearer, Linda, "Selections," The Artist Space, New York (catalogue)

Morris, Diana, "Summer Group Show," Arts Magazine, October


Slesin, Suzanne, "A Gentleman's Quarter Made to Order : Ashton Hawkins," The New York Times, Living Section, November 25


Russell, John, "Art For Public Places Captured in Photos," The New York Times, Aug. 28


Karmosky, Wayne, "Public Art: New Risks, New Trust," Journal, Vol. 1/3 May


Rivas, Francisco, "Thirty Days of Images, Bob Smith: This Side of Paradise," Zoom Magazine, Madrid, January

Amon, Santiago, "Bob Smith," El País, Madrid, January 27

Gomez, Soubrier Juan, "Arenas, Colored Pencils: Mediterranean," Opinion, Madrid, Feb.

Messier, Patricia, "Living for the Moment," Guidepost, Madrid, February

Huici, Fernando, "Bob Smith, The Intuition of the Poet," Batik, February

E.A.,"Bob Smith," Blanco y Negro, January 20

Garcia Viñolas, M-A, "Bob Smith," Pueblo, February 15

Television Española, Madrid, "Bob Smith" April 14


Saura, Antonio, "Robert Smith," Galerie Stadler, Paris (catalogue)


Amaya, Mario, "Robert Smith," Galeria Vandrés, Madrid (catalogue)

Review, Pueblo, Madrid, December 28


Review, Pueblo, Madrid, April 28

Review, ABC, Madrid, May 21

"Creations and Drawings of Robert Smith," Ya, May

Delgado, Gerardo, "The World of Robert Smith," El Correo de Andalucía, Sevilla, May 1

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