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Current. Brooklyn, NY



Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO




Paul Anthony Smith, Junction, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY


Paul Anthony Smith, Containment, Luis de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA

Paul Anthony Smith, Open Spaces Biennial, curated by Dan Cameron, Haw Contemporary Kansas City, MO

Paul Anthony Smith, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


Walls Without Borders, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

Procession, ZieherSmith, New York, NY


Blurred Lines, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

On the Wall: Paul Anthony Smith, Providence College, Providence, RI

Miart, Zieher Smith & Horton, Milan, IT


Expo Chicago, Zieher Smith & Horton, Chicago, IL

Yellow Tail Never Kick Rocks, Zieher Smith & Horton, New York, NY


Paul Anthony Smith, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

Mangos and Crab, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL


Walk Bout, The Mckinney Avenue Contemporary ( The MAC), Dallas, TX

Transience, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY




Get Up, Stand Up: Generations of trailblazing black creativity in Britain and beyond, THE WEST WING Somerset House, London,



Group Display of Paintings & Renderings, Signal, Brooklyn, NY

Postcard from New York II. Anna Marra Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

Reclaimation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA


In Order of Appearance, curated by Dylan Palmer, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, Kinderhook, NY

Art Premiere, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

Water & Dreams, curated by Katy Cowan, Green Gallery West, Milwaukee, WI

Art Work: An Exploration of Labor, Love apple art Space, Ghent, NY

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY

Double Edged, Circuit12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX

RAGGA NYC, New Museum, New York, NY

The John Riepenhoff Experience presents: Chaguin Handler with Paul Anthony Smith, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI

Andre Bradley And Paul Anthony Smith, curated by Nathaniel M. Stein, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Politicizing Space, Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY


Victory Garden, Planthouse, New York, NY

The 50 West Artist-In-Construction Residency Exhibition, Metropolitan College of New York, New York, NY

Oceans Without Surfers, Cowboys Without Marlboros, PM/AM, London, UK

2016 Next Wave Art: New Photography, curated by Holly Shen, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora, Royal West Academy, Bristol, England, UK

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

Every Semester, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

Shelflife, curated by Jay Davis, The Gallery at Ace Hotel, New York, NY


Reality of my surroundings: The Contemporary Collection, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC

Between History and the body, The 8th Floor, New York, NY

Summer Reading, ZieherSmith & Horton- pop up, Nashville, TN

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle, WA

Concealed, The Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY

A Curious Blindness, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Untitled Art Fair, Zieher Smith & Horton, Miami, FL

Prophetic Diagrams II, Cheymore Gallery, Tuxedo Park, NY

Phenomena: The Material Image, The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, KS

9, Haw contemporary, Kansas City, MO

The Center is a Moving Target, Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO

Dallas Biennial 2014, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX


Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO

New Work From Kansas City, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

Thanks for the Warning, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Untitled, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO


Untitled, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Flatfile Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

Beyond the Body, LIV Aspen Art, Aspen, CO

Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

(NO) Vacancy, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL


From to After, President Gallery, Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

Lush, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Beyond Bounds, Brilliants, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

5×7 project, Art House, Austin, TX

America: Now and Here, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Red Star Studios, NCECA Gallery Exposition, Tampa Bay, FL

Exchange: Show me the Money, Greenlease Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Six, Spray Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO


Natural Selection, CGAF Gallery, Coconut Grove, FL

KCAI in 3D, Belger arts Center, Kansas City, MO

(Re)Form, KCAI 125th Celebration H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

The Kansas City Flatfile Biennial, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO

Young Blood: New Wave Alumni Exhibition, at the Art Seen Gallery, Miami, FL

Duality, The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO


Object Lesson: Recent work from KCAI, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, CA



Blanton Museum Of Art, University of Texas at Austin

Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

The Dean Collection, New York, NY

Ferguson Ceramic Teaching Collection, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

The Pilara Foundation Collection, Pier 24, San Francisco, CA

The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

21c Museum, Louisville, KY




MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH

Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and The Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO


Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO


Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Art In Buildings, New York, NY


Arts KC Inspiration grant (Fund Art Omi International Residency)

Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award

Art Omi International Artists Residency, Ghent, NY


The Kansas City Collection II, Kansas City, MO

A.I.R Program, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

Urban Culture Projects Studio Residency, Charlotte Street Foundation Kansas City, MO (since 2010)

2009 Copaken Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO

2008 The Kenneth R. Ferguson Scholarship, Kansas City, MO



Veerle Poupeye, “Ones to Watch: Art,” The Jamaican Observer, January 7, 2018

Erin Jane Nelson, “Stefan Tcherepnin: Forgetting / Paul Anthony Smith: Walls Without Borders,” Art Papers, Fall 2017.

Jerry C. Waters, “Paul Anthony Smith at mild climate,” Nashville Arts Magazine, September 2017. Seph Rodney, “How to Embed a Shout: A New Generation of Black Artists Contends with

Abstraction,” Hyperallergic, August 23, 2017.
Robin Scher, “Castles for the Afterlife: The Coffins of Paa Joe Make Their Way from Ghana to

New York,” ARTnews, August 22, 2017.

Laura Hutson Hunter, “This Artist Recreates Memories With Photographic Collage,” Creators: VICE, June 27, 2017.

Magdalyn Asimakis, “All the Threatened and Delicious Things Joining One Another,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 1, 2017.

Catherine Fox, “Review: Atlanta Contemporary’s trio of thoughtful exhibitions by Smith, Braunig and Gary,” ArtsATL, May 9, 2017.

Terence Trouillot, “Exhibitions: RAGGA NYC,” Artnet, May 4, 2017.

Jenny Bahn, “In the Studio with Paul Anthony Smith,” alphasixty, March 22, 2017.

Arthur Ivan Bravo, “Paul Anthony Smith,” Artillery, March 7, 2017.

The Nasher Museum Magazine, Spring-Summer 2017

Robin Scher, “Face Value: Paul Anthony Smith On His Many Masks,” ARTnews, September 13, 2016.

J Janovy, “Talent Scouting Curators Discover Kansas City Artists”, KCUR, September 26, 2014

Ralph Gardner Jr, “Artist-in-Construction at 50 West St”, Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2014

BrooklynRail, Skin Deep, William Corwin, July 2014

ArtLtd, Paul Anthony Smith:Mangos and Crab, at  Carrie Secrist Gallery, July, 2014

Hyperallergic, Meditations from the Middle, by Alicia Eler,  May 2, 2014

Glasstire, DB14 (Dallas Biennial) at Oliver Francis Gallery, February 24, 2014

Kansas City Star, Charlotte Street Visual Artist Award winners get a lot of things right, January 11, 2014

ArtLtd, New Work From Kansas City at Carrie Secrist Gallery, September, 2013

International Review of African American Art, Vol.24 No.3A, Summer 2013

Outpost Journal Issue03/ Kansas City, MO, August 2013

New American Paintings, New work from Kansas City at Carrie Secrist Gallery, June 25, 2013

Kansas City Star, Three KC Artist receive Charlotte Street awards, and a career boost, April 12, 2013

Kansas City Star, A KC Artist explores his Jamaican roots and finds early career success, April 8, 2013

Jamaica Observer, Two Jamaicans named as top Black Artist, March 3, 2013

Huffington Post, Black Artist: 30 contemporary Art makers under 40 you should know, February 26, 2013

The Pitch, Ayla Rexroth digs into a new art underground with the Subterranean Gallery, November 20, 2012

Temporary art Review, Hidden in Plain Sight: African-American Artists in Kansas City, September 25, 2012

The Kansas City Collection II catalog, June 2012

Eleven Eleven Literary Journal, California College of the Arts, June, 2012

Artist Inc KC, Artist inc Community, Paul Anthony Smith, November, 2011

The Pitch, Spatial Relations, dimensional work from KCAI, November, 2010

Kansas City Start, “Art Institute’s feats of Clay”. October 24 2010

The Pitch, Artspace’s 2010 Flatfiles gather an embarrassment of Riches, July, 2010

PBS Craft in America series “Process”, appearance in KCAI segment, 2010



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