Oliver Smith
b. 1983, Worcester UK

Selected Exhibitions


  • Quantum Leap, Embassy Gallery Edinburgh, UK & Malmö Konsthall, Sweden
  • A Small Hiccup, Punctuation Programme at Limoncello, London, UK §
  • A Small Hiccup, Grand Union, Birmingham & The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK §
  • Mum, I Just Really Need To Focus On My Art Right Now, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poland


  • It’s Hard to Find a Good Lamp, Rhubaba Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Sleeping Upright, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham
  • Re-Run, Banner Repeater, London
  • Verlan, Twelve Around One Gallery, London


  • Constitution of the Damned, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge §
  • Constitution of the Damned, Landings Project Space, Vestfossen, Norway §
  • Show RCA, London
  • CMYOK! Café Gallery Projects, London
  • Open Books, The Hockney Gallery, RCA London §


  • Gossip, Scandal and Good Manners, Works by Ulises Carrión, The Showroom, London §
  • Bolton St., Bolton Street, London §


  • An A in backwards italics, Howie Street, London
  • All Back to Mine, Wall, London


  • Grotto, Museum52, London


  • Masterdrive, The Wallis Gallery, London
  • The Red Mansion Art Prize Exhibition, Lethaby Gallery, Central St. Martins
  • OurSpace, OVADA Gallery Oxford


  • Work in China by Phillipa Hadley-Choy and Oliver Smith, Beijing
  • 100° Show, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford
  • The Heat is Rising, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford


  • After Dark, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford (solo)
  • Montana Butch, The Great Eastern Hotel, London

§ = collaborative w/ Fay Nicolson


  • 2009 – 2011  The Royal College of Art, London
  • 2003 – 2006  Ruskin School Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2011 Augustus Martin Prize, Royal College of Art Printmaking
  • 2006 The Vivien Leigh Prize, awarded by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • 2006 The Red Mansion Art Prize, Residency in Beijing