Artist Statement & Biography


Artist Statement

It is my intention to translate the world I see into sculpture, into some form that I can relate to, that I hope others can relate to and to give form to an idea or feeling. It may start with a gesture, a landscape, a laugh, a sad event, or a wonderful memory. To attempt to create a complete effect, I often combine humor with a sense of sincerity or gravity, perhaps through a title or the sculpture itself or a combination of the two.

Artist Biography

North Pownal, Vermont native Gregory Smith began his sculpture  studies with Isaac Witkin and Brower Hatcher at Bennington College, and  later studied with Paul Aschenbach at the University of Vermont.

Smith has worked with wood, clay and bronze, but his media of choice  is welded steel and more recently, copper. His sculptures are at once  both whimsical and entirely serious, reserved yet resonant. His use of  line creates a sense of solidity while letting the space breathe,  setting up a dialogue between the line and the negative space, and his  use and application of color give an added sense of depth and dimension.


artist resume

For nearly a decade, Smith shared a New York City welding studio with  sculptors Willard Boepple and James Wolfe. Since 1988, he has resided  and worked in Vermont showing his sculpture in New York and throughout  New England. His work has been exhibited at the American Academy of Arts  and Letters in New York and included nine times in the annual outdoor  sculpture exhibit at Chesterwood, the estate of Daniel Chester French in  Stockbridge, Mass. He has received numerous awards for his work  including the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award for outdoor sculpture  from the Silvermine Guild in New Canaan,Conn., and three awards from the  Mohawk - Hudson Regional Exhibition in Albany, NY. An exhibit "Gregory  Smith - Wall Sculpture: The First Twenty-five Years", was presented by  the Bennington Museum in 2005.

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