Lionel Smit

Lionel Smit is a South African artist who operates a remarkable studio just outside of Cape Town wherein he pursues his craft in all manner of media with areas dedicated to sculpture, painting and printmaking.  

Smit and his talented team produce works that blur the boundaries among these media, and installed throughout the large spaces are works from earlier in the artist’s career, as if reminding him where he has been and guiding him into new realms of endeavour. 

Lionel Smit is considered one of South Africa’s most talented artists, best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvases and sculptures.

Exhibitions

2019
Destructure, solo exhibition, Everard Read, London 
Art Central, .M Contemporary, Hong Kong 

2018 
Divide, solo exhibition, ARTLIFE, Los Angeles 
Obscura, solo exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami 

2017 
Emerge, solo exhibition, .M Contemporary, Sydney 
State, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg 
Exposed, public installation, Helen Day Art Center, Vermont 
Influx, public installation, Cynthia-Reeves, Rhode Island 
Premise, solo exhibition, Circa, Cape Town 
Art Central, .M Contemporary, Hong Kong 
Faces of Identity, solo exhibition, Everard Read, London 

2016 
Faces, solo exhibition, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki 
New Release, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg 
Morphous, public installation, Union Square, New York 
Cape Town Art Fair, Everard Read, Cape Town 
Trace, solo exhibition, Rook & Raven, New York 
Obscura 2, solo exhibition, Rook & Raven, London 
Art16, Rook & Raven, London 
Echo, solo exhibition, Cynthia-Reeves, MASS MoCA Campus, Massachusetts 

2015 
Art Miami, featured artist, Cynthia-Reeves, Miami 
Recurrence, solo exhibition, .M Contemporary, Sydney 
FNB Joburg Art Fair, Everard Read, Johannesburg 
Cumulus, solo exhibition, Rook & Raven, London 
Fugitive Identity, group exhibition, Cynthia-Reeves, MASS MoCA Campus, Massachusetts 
Close/Perspective, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg 
Origins, solo exhibition, Rook & Raven, London 
Obscura, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town 
Art Central Hong Kong, featured artist, Rook & Raven, Hong Kong 
Accumulation of Disorder, solo exhibition, Independent Art Projects, MASS MoCA Campus, Massachusetts 

2014 
Art Taipei, The Cat Street Gallery, Taiwan 
Contronym, solo exhibition, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 
Morphous, solo exhibition, Circa, Johannesburg 

2013 
Art Miami, featured artist, Cynthia-Reeves, Miami 
IS Sculpture, solo exhibition, IS Art, Tokara, Stellenbosch 
Strarta, Saatchi Gallery, Rook & Raven, London 
Fragmented, solo exhibition, Rook & Raven, London
Accumulation, solo exhibition, Everard Read, Johannesburg 
BP Portrait Award 2013, group exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London 
Wonder Works, group exhibition, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 
Metalwork: Public Art in Stellenbosch, group exhibition, Stellenbosch 

2012 
Compendium, solo exhibition, 34FineArt, Cape Town 
Accumulation of Disorder, solo exhibition, University of Stellenbosch Gallery, Stellenbosch 
Strata, solo exhibition, Rook & Raven, London 
India Art Fair, Robert Bowman Gallery, Delhi 
FNB Joburg Art Fair, Everard Read, Johannesburg 

2011 
Surface, solo exhibition, Artspace, Johannesburg 
ArtMonaco 2011, 34FineArt, Monaco 

2010 
Out of the Office, group exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum 
Art Miami, featured artist, Cynthia-Reeves, Miami 
We Are Not Witches, group exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London 
Submerge, solo exhibition, 34FineArt, Cape Town 

2009 
F.A.C.E.T., charity auction, Christie’s, London 
Relate, solo exhibition, Grande Provence, Franschhoek

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