Resumé

2018    

Fusion – Allen C. Smith & Connie Zehr, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, Delaware

Juried Exhibition 2018, Corners Gallery, Ithaca, NY  

2017    

Allen C. Smith: Decade, Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center, Wellsboro, PA

Art Try, Exhibit A Contemporary, Corning, NY

Juried Regional Exhibition, Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace, award

Regional Show 2017, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY 

Homecoming, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

Journey, Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center,Wellsboro, PA

Ithaca Artists Market, Ithaca, NY (annually 2009-2017)

2016    

Juried Show 2016, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY – award 

Gmeiner Regional Exhibition, Wellsboro, PA - award

echo: Art Fair, Buffalo, NY

Juried Regional Exhibition, Community Arts Partnership ArtSpace, Ithaca, NY

75thRegional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

Dr. Frank Winery 1886 Gallery, solo exhibition

Art Try, Exhibit A Contemporary, Corning, NY

2015

For Me Only. The Houghton Gallery, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY
Regional Exhibition, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College
Ithaca Artists Market, Ithaca, NY (annually 2009 – 2015)
Juried Regional Show 2015, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
Traverse, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes and 171 Cedar Arts
Smith & Lyon, Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College

2014   

echo: Art Fair, Central Library, Buffalo, NY 
Elmira Sesquicentennial, Community Arts of Elmira
Ithaca Artists Market, Ithaca, NY (annually 2009 – 2014)
74th Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Art of Corning’s Architecture, West End Gallery, Corning, NY

2013   
echo: Art Fair, Central Library, Buffalo, NY 
Small Works Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY, award
12x12x21, Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning, NY
Marked & Manifest, Exhibit A, Corning, NY
64th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery
Keuka Lake Art Association, Hammondsport, NY, award
If Eyes Could Taste, Windsor Whip Works Gallery, Windsor, NY

2012    
echo: Art Fair, Larkin Building, Buffalo, NY 
Artists Crossroads grant, NYSCA/The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes,
Street Fashion Project, collaboration with Diane L. Janowski
Gallery Gala, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
The Language of Fire, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

2011    
By 67: Juried Regional Exhibition, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
76th Annual Palette Award Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, award
Homegrown Art, Franklin Street Gallery, Watkins Glen, NY
73rd Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Black & White, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Keuka Lake Art Association, Hammondsport, NY, award
Elmira Open Studio Tour, Elmira, NY (annually, 2003 - 2011)

2010    
75th Annual Palette Award Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, three awards
Several by Seven, Art Café @ The Farm, Elmira, NY
MARK-up, Tompkins County Library, Ithaca, NY
In Color, Spotlight Gallery at The ARTS, Corning, NY (solo)
Framed, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

2009    
Regional Juried Art Exhibition, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY, award alette Award Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, award
62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery
Miscellanea, Exhibit A, Corning, NY

2008    
Invitational 2008, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
Finding Center, Houghton Gallery, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, NY
2300˚ Corning Museum of Glass, art performance
Keuka Lake Art Association, Hammondsport, NY, award

2007    

Random Selections, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College

2006    
Invitational 2006, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY
Monochrome, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College
Outside the Box, Rural Research Laboratories/The ARTS, Corning, NY
Cooperstown Art Association - National 2006, Cooperstown, NY
Images 2006, Robeson Gallery, Pennsylvania State University
Temporary Tattoos, Rural Research Laboratories, Sayre, PA

2005    
71st Regional Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Full Circle, The ARTS of the Southern Finger Lakes, Corning, NY
60th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery
Gusto at the Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, featured performance artist

2004    
Artists Crossroads grant, NYSCA/The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes

 

EDUCATION

2008 & 2010   
MARK Program, New York Foundation for the Arts

1975
Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, New York - Bachelor of Fine Arts

 © 2019 by Allen C. Smith

 

 

 

 

Allen C. Smith (Denny Smith) is an painter artist living in Elmira, New York. Denny Smith, Allen C. Smith, Allen Smith, Allan Smith, Alan Smith, artist, Elmira, New York, abstract, colorful. For me, making art is a visceral experience. Sometimes it is about formality. Sometimes it is about meditation. Sometimes it's just an avenue.My abstractions are borne of thoughts that come to me through the day, usually at first awakening. Often the thought is simply a line or a negative space that I choose to follow with my hand. Art heroes are Jackson Pollock, Bob Dylan, Franz Kline, Hans Hartung, Kelly (Ellsworth and Walt) and Kandinsky. I have not consciously attempted to emulate these artists. They are simply my comfort. They moved me emotionally when I was most impressionable and have stayed with me. Although I graduated from art school in the mid 70’s, I consider myself an emerging artist. I’m decisively following my passion after a career of subservience.

Music influences my work. While painting I listen to French jazz, American jazz, Texas Swing, Rock, Blues, and if all else fails, I tune in to Performance Today on NPR. Favorites are Chick Webb, Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Don Byron, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Casa Loma Orchestra, Lyle Lovett, Hot Club of Cow Town, Diana Krall, the list goes on.

Reductive art, abstract art, abstract paintings, modern painting, modern art gallery, contemporary painting, contemporary art, wall art, nonobjective, non-representational, fine art prints, abstraction defined, abstractism, modernism, expressionist, canvas, action painting, New York artist, oil on canvas, watercolor on paper, Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning, NY, Kathrine Page, Echo Art Fair Buffalo NY, Delaware Contemporary, Arnot Art Museum

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