Leslie SMITH III
Born in 1985 in Silver Springs (Maryland, USA)
He lives and works in Madison (Wisconsin, USA)

Education
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT | 2009
M.F.A., Painting and Printmaking

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD | 2007
B.F.A., Painting Major, Art History Minor

Solo exhibitions
2017  Redaction | 'sindikit | project, Baltimore, MD, US
          Locus of Control | Maus Contemporary Gallery, Birmingham, AL, US
2016  Time Further Out | Ponce Robles Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2015  Vivir en la tierra plana (Living In The Flat Land) | Galleria Ponce+Robles, Madrid,  
          Spain
          Volta 11 International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
2014  Vacation | DeLuce Gallery Northwest Missouri State University Olive, Maryville, MO,  
          US
         As I Remembered | Beta Pictoris Gallery / Maus Contemporary Birmingham, AL, US
         Opposing Dysfunction | Wriston Art Galleries. Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, US
2013  I Dream Too Much | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI, US
2012  Leslie Smith III: Representation, Abstraction, Oscillation | Dean Jensen  
          Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, US

Selected group exhibitions
2019  Paper Selections, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          Paper Positions Frankfurt, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          Expo Chicago's EXPOSURE | Curated by Naima Keith | Chicago, IL, US
          tel un geste captivant la lumière | Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris, France
          Aftereffect: Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Painting  | Curated by Elissa Auther        
          in consultation with Emily Joyce | Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO,
          US
          DRAWING NOW Paris
 | Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Paris, France
2018  Change Agent | Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, Canada
          FOCUS III: I’ll see it When I believe it,Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts         
          Museum, Birmingham, AL, US
2017  Pulse Contemporary Art Fair Miami Beach | Maus Contemporary Gallery, Miami, FL
          Minimal Gestures | Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          Paper Positions Munich | Maus Contemporary Gallery, Munich, Germany
          Echo Spectrum | Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
          DRAWING NOW Paris | Travis Somerville, Suso Fandiño, Catherine Tafur, Leslie   
          Smith III, Yoshishige Furukawa Maus Contemporary Gallery, Paris, France
2016  Black Paintings | Gallery Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
          Volta NY International Art Fair | Beta Pictoris Gallery, New York, NY, US
          ARCO Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair | Ponce Robles Gallery, Madrid,  
          Spain
          Losing my Edge: New Perspectives in Abstract Figurative Painting | Bloch Hall       
          Gallery, University of Montevallo, Birmingham, AL, US
2014  Volta 10 Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
          Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY, US
          Monochromatic | Triumph & Disaster, Montgomery, AL, US
          Parallax Futured: Transtemporal Subjectivities | Skirball Museum, Cincinnati, OH, US
          Black In The Abstract, Part II: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, 65th Anniversary, with   
          curatorial contributions by Valerie Cassel Oliver, Bill Arning, and Dean Daderko |    
          Contemporary Art Museum Huston, Houston, TX, US
2013  Big Bangs/Small Bucks Redux | Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, US
          Beta Pictoris Gallery at Texas Contemporary Art Fair | Houston, TX, US
          Wisconsin 30 | Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, US
          Pulp3 ...works on paper | Beta Pictoris Gallery / Maus Contemporary, Birmingham,       
          AL, US
          ARTPADSF | Art fair at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco, CA, US
2012  25 for 25 | Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, US
          Voices of Home | Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
          Voices of Home | Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY, US
2011  Intersecting Cultures/Virtual Worlds | Underground Gallery at the Betsy, Miama, FL,   
          US
          Two Men 2011: Tim Roseborough & Leslie Smith, III  | Strivers Gardens Gallery, New    
          York, NY, US
2010  Balls | Obsidian Arts, Minneapolis, MN, US
          In/Ex | Gallery M, New York, NY, US
          Joel Dean, Fabienne Lasserre, Leslie Smith III | Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,
          US
2009  Emerge CT:  2009 MFA Graduates from UConn, Western Connecticut State and Yale,            
          Stamford, CT, US
          Yale University School of Art M.F.A. Thesis Show, New Haven, CT, US
2008  Verge | Galapagos Art Space, New York, NY, US
2007  Visions of Conflict: Rendering Dissent | Gormley gallery College of Notre Dame,  
          Baltimore, MD, US
          MAEF Juried Exhibition | Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, US
          Maryland Institute College of Art B.F.A. Thesis Show, Baltimore, MD, US
2006  Taylor Companies Retrospective Show | Taylor Companies, Washington DC, US

Collections
Virginia Museum of Fine Art  | Richmond, VA, US
High Museum of Art Permanent Collection | Atlanta, GA, US
The Collection of Kera and Bennie F. Johnson
Taylor Companies | Washington DC
Numerous private collections

Honors & awards
UW Fall Competition – Individual Proposal - “Isolated Gestures” | 2017
UW Vilas Associates Award | 2016
UW Fall Competition – Individual Proposal - “Unfolded: Dimensional Expansion of Perceived Two-Dimensional Space” | 2015
Nellie McKay Fellowship | 2014
UW Fall Competition – Individual Proposal - “Folded Space” | 2014
UW Fall Competition – Individual Proposal - “The Material Support” | 2013
UW Fall Competition – Individual Proposal - “Departing Expectations” | 2012
American Academy in Rome, Al Held Affiliate Fellowship | Rome Italy | 2009
Best in show, Maryland Artist Equity Foundation Juried Exhibition | Baltimore Museum of Art | 2007
Freda Eichelberger Scholarship | 2006 -2007
Thailheimer Scholarship | 2003 – 2007
ARTS Scholarship, MICA | 2003 – 2007
National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Finalist and Scholarship recipient | 2003