Harold Smith Art

Representation:  Dwight Smith : 816-423-3459 / dwight.o.smith@gmail.com

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I am an artist working primarily in acrylics and mixed media (though I do oil occasionally).

My work is influenced by the jazz and the jazz dynamic in life.

I live and work in the Kansas City area. My work has been collected worldwide and I have exhibited in France, New York, Newport, San Francisco, College Park (MD), and of course Kansas City. 

I also write and make films.


Selected Exhibitions

2019 — “Purpose," Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City (Individual)

2018 — “Cultural Legacy: What's Going On," Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City (Group)

2018 — Louisiana  Tricentennial Exhibition, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans (Group)

2017/18 —  Black Space/Black Art, Traveling Exhibit, Kansas City (Group)

2017 — “Reflections of Monk III, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, New York, (Group)

2016 — “Bear Witness”, Johnson County Public Library, Shawnee Mission, (Group)

2016 — “Reflecting The Times, Box Gallery, Kansas City (Group)

2016 — "INSPIRED: 20 Years of African American Art" , Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, (Group)

2015 - “Vernissage de «Portraits» de Harold Smith ”, Le Moulin du logis, Angouleme—France

2014 - “Colors of Life”, Cognac Blues Passions, Cognac, France

2013 - “Convergence : Jazz and the Visual Arts”, University of Maryland, David Driskell Center (Traveling Group Exhibition)

2012 - “Reflections of Monk”, Wilmer Jennings Gallery at Kenkeleba, New York, (Group)

2011 - “Colors of Jazz”, American Jazz Museum, Kansas City

2009 - “Untitled”, Faso Gallery, Kansas City, (Group)

2008 - “Future Primitive Jazz”, Montanaro Gallery, Rhode Island, Group

2007 - “Plantation Lullabies”, Nobis Gallery, Newark (Group)

2006 - Tribal Masks And Jazzstracts,  Montanaro Gallery, Rhode

2001 — Kansas City, KS Public Library




M.A.T, Webster University

B.S., Union College

A.A., Kansas City Kansas Community College

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