Robin Cole Smith


2013     MFA, Drawing – Laguna College of Art & Design, Laguna Beach, CA                                           
2009     Post-Baccalaureate, Fine Art – The Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland                      
2007     BA, English – Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO                 
Solo Exhibitions

2015     Afterglow – Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA                                   
2013     Instinct – MFA Thesis Exhibition, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA                                            
2010     Still Point – Boom Gallery, Denver, CO                                                                                           
2009     Elements – Eron Johnson Architectural Antique Showroom, Denver, CO                                       
2009     Genus – Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland                                                                     
Two & Three Person Exhibitions

2013     Carbon: Elemental Experiences – Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO                                        
2012     Nature | Nurture – Exhibit [A] Gallery, Long Beach, CA                                                                  

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015     Postscript – Russell Gallery & Burren College of Art, Co. Clare, Ireland                                         
2015     Renaissance of Realism – Gallery 1261, Denver CO                                                                     
2015     In Search of the Real – Laguna College of Art and Design Faculty Show, Gallery on Forest, Laguna Beach, CA                                                                                                                      
2014     Inner Journey/Visual Experience – Gallery 1261, Denver, CO                                                      
2014     Small Works – Gallery 1261, Denver, CO                                                                                       
2014     Group Show – Gallery 1261, Denver, CO                                                                                       
2014     5th Annual Drawing Discourse— University of North Carolina, Asheville                                        
2013     Group Show – Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO                                                                                    
2013     Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA                                                                                         
2013     Emanation – Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA (juried exhibition)                                                       
2012     Connections – Lynn J. Gallery, Buena Park, CA                                                                             
2012     Shadows – Linus Galleries, online (juried exhibition)                                                                        
2012     Group Show – Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO                                                                                    
2012     St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Headquarters, St. Croix Falls, MN                                          
2012     1942 – Orange County Great Park Gallery, Irvine, CA                                                                   
2012     Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (curated by Peter Frank)                                                 
2012     Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Peter Frank)                                                            
2012     Out of the Gray – Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH                                                                         
2011     Group Show – Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO                                                                                      
2011     Black and White – Linus Gallery, Long Beach, CA                                                                          
2010     RED Contemporary Art, Steamboat, CO                                                                                         
2009     Place, Placeness, and Perception –Burren College of Art Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Ireland            
2009     Standing Back – Burren College of Art Gallery, Ballyvaughan, Ireland                                           
2007     Gallery 3000, Cherry Creek, CO                                                                                                                 

Grants & Residencies
2014     Residency — Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM                                                                           
2013     Residency — Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO                                                               
2012     Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation individual artist grant recipient                              
2012     Laguna College of Art and Design institutional grant                                                 
2011     Laguna College of Art and Design institutional grant                                                      
2011     Residency — Spiro Arts, Park City, UT                                                                                           
2011     Residency — Hypatia in the Woods, Shelton, WA                                                                         
2010     Residency — Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation, Norton Island, ME                                     
2009     Residency — The Watershed Research Station (Science Museum of MN), Marine on St. Croix, MN 
2009     Residency — The Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland                                                     
2003     Boettcher Foundation full-ride academic scholarship                                                                         

Teaching & Related Experience

2014 - present     Adjunct Faculty – Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA                                                          
2013 - present     Part-time Faculty – Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA                     
2012 - 2013     Teaching Assistant – Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA                     
2013     Guest Lecturer/Instructor – Colorado College Art Department, Advanced Landscape Drawing (in Seville, Spain)
2013     Judge – South Orange County School for the Arts exhibition, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA
2013     Judge – Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach Art Show                                                              
2009     Assistant Teacher – Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, CO                                                       
2008     Assistant Teacher – Colorado College English Department (in Canterbury, England)                    
Presentations & Visiting Artist Lectures

2014     Keynote Speaker, “Emergence and Order in the Creative World” – Annual Boettcher Foundation Scholar Gathering, Colorado College, CO     
2014     Lecture/Demonstration, “Dynamic Drawing with Encaustic” – Gallery 1261, Denver, CO              
2013     Presenter (Festival of Ideas) & Facilitator (Arts & Entertainment roundtable) – Boettcher Foundation Summit Conference            
2011     Outreach program (Spiro Arts Residency): studio visit and artist talk for local high school students in an advanced art program    

International Drawing Annual 9 (INDA) Manifest Gallery, OH, forthcoming 2015
Jeffrey Carlson, ed.“Charting ‘Inner Journey/Visual Experience,’” Fine Art Today (newsletter by Fine Art Connoisseur), May 2014
“Four Emerging Artists Practice the Art of Self Expression,” Artsy Editorials, May 2014.
Southwest Art Magazine, “Inner Journey/Visual Experience,” May 2014, p. 34-35 & back cover
International Drawing Annual 8 (INDA) Manifest Gallery, OH, Spring 2014
5th Annual Drawing Discourse Catalogue, University of North Carolina, January 2014
Post-Modern Times journal, fall 2013
Southwest Art Magazine, “21 Under 31,” September 2013, p. 15, 102,105
Drawing Magazine, “Shades of Gray,” Spring 2013, p.86
Out of the Gray: Manifest, volume 60, spread, 2012
Park City TV, artist profile, October 2011
The Park Record newspaper, spotlight article “Step in & be Inspired,” July 20-22, C-1, 2011