I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work: the Wurundjeri and neighbouring Boonwurrung people; and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. I pay my respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.



Nicholas Smith is a visual artist that lives and works between Los Angeles, California and Narrm / Melbourne, Australia


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Born 1990, Geelong, Australia



2019-22    Masters of Fine Art, ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena CA, United States
2013         Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 
2010-12    Bachelor of Fine Art - Painting, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 
2009         Semester 2, Bachelor of Fine Art, Monash University, Prato, Italy


2018         Cooled pride, roused ardour, Bus Projects, Collingwood, Melbourne

2017         After Feint, as a part of I am Crying with Jimmy Nuttall, Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, Sydney
2017         Swaddle me, West Space, Melbourne
2017         Forget-me-not, Recess, www.recess.net.au
2016         Feint understanding, Tcb Art Inc, Melbourne
2015         Searching for Something, Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10, curated by Jonathan Kimberly and Helen Vivian
2014         Night Parrot, Trink Tank, Melbourne
2012         Entering Mt Widderin, RUNT Space, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne
2012         Archive of Fluorescent Casualties, Link Space, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne



2022          Saint Sebastian martyred five times, as a part of 'Queer: Stories from The NGV Collection', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne,

                  curated by Dr Ted Gott, Dr Angela Hesson, Myles Russell-Cook, Meg Slater, and Pip Wallis

2021          Garden Variant, as a part of 'Variations', Tcb, Brunswick, Melbourne, curated by Olivia Koh

2019         Forget-me-not, as a part of 'Hobiennale', Cinema One, Hobart, curated by Olivia Koh and Nina Gilbert
2019         St Sebastian martyred five ways, as a part of 'Midsumma and Australia Post Art Prize, No Vacancy - QV Gallery, Melbourne
2017         Swaddle me, as a part of the 'Darebin Art Prize', Bundoora Homestead, Bundoora
2017         Unfired plinth, as a part of We make Memories 7UP, Fitzroy, curated by Clare Longley
2017         Forget-me-not, as a part of 'Hobiennale', Cinema One, Hobart, curated by Olivia Koh
2016         to make a Feint, The Substation, Newport, curated by Kali Michailidis
2015         Untitled, Kingston City Art Gallery, curated by Mira Oosterwaghel
2014         Mountain Cry, Prospect Lefferts Garden, New York, curated by Jim Nuttall
2014         A Platonic Relationship, As a part of ‘Touch We Seek’ showing at Seventh Gallery, curated by Pippa Milne and Shena Jamison
2013         A Platonic Relationship, MADA Now 2013 Graduand Exhibition, Monash University, Caulfield
2013         Untitled, As a part of ‘Honey is flowing in all directions’ shown at MADA, curated by Tom Nicholson and Brook Andrew
2013         Untitled, As a part of 'Isn’t it Funny' shown at RUNT Space, Monash University, Melbourne
2012         Modes of Escape, MADA Now 2012 Graduand Exhibition, Monash University, Caulfield
2011         Untitled, As a part of ‘Works in progress” shown at Monash University Prato Campus, curated by Michael Vale


2019         Kingston Arts Ceramic Residency, Moorabbin
2018         Nextwave's Brunswick Mechanics Institute, with Jimmy Nuttall and Olivia Koh, Brunswick, Melbourne
2017         Frontyard, Marrickville, Sydney
2015         Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #10 Inland Residency Program


2013         The young adult is full of biology, Nicholas Smith interviewed by Jen Broadhurst and Tom Nicholson as a part of the ‘Honours Dialogue

                 Series’ (#5 in a series of 5), self-published
2013         Urgent, Concept, Board, Meeting, David Egan interviewed by Nicholas Smith and Tom Nicholson as a part of the ‘Honours Dialogue Series’

                 (#4 in a series of 5), self-published


2013         Killen, H; MADA Thought into Form (MADA: Melbourne 2013)



2019         American Australian Association and American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia AusArt Fellowship

2019         Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant recipient

2019         Midsumma and Australia Post Art Prize finalist
2017         Darebin Art Prize finalist
2016         The Substation Contemporary Art Prize finalist
2014         Australia Council ArtStart Grant recipient
2012         Poetics of Space Prize for an Undergraduate in Fine Art