Biography

 

Kingsford-Smith sees himself as a visual storyteller. “In my art practice,” he says, “history, personal history, memory, family records, ambitions, fantasy, dreams, mythology and spirituality” all combine to create enigmatic narratives. They are detailed but do not tell one explicit story, rather they tap into the viewer’s imagination and evoke a multitude of possible storylines. Each of Kingsford-Smith’s images evokes a larger story and meaning through his ability to play subtly with color, line and scale. Working in a variety of media, from etchings, to acrylics and oils on wood, to linocuts, Kingsford-Smith says that employing such a range of materials gives him the opportunity to realise his vision and bring it vividly to life for the viewer.

Ian Kingsford-Smith is a fulltime artist working in Sydney. He has studied painting with a number of leading New Zealand painters including Colin McCahon, Michael Smither and Toss Woollaston.

Ian has had solo exhibitions at m2 Gallery, Sydney 2016 Lineage, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney 2015 Mappa Vitae, view publicity Click here , GAFFA, Sydney in 2014 Pilgrimage, Global Gallery in 2013 Dreams in Captivity, 2012 Australian Stories 2011 Dingoes 2010 Trees on Paper and group exhibitions in painting and printmaking in Florence, New York, Melbourne, Auckland and Cairns. Previously he has had solo and group exhibitions in Auckland, Dunedin and Palmerston North, New Zealand. His work is represented in private and corporate collections in USA, Sweden, France, Germany, Wales, England, New Zealand and Australia.

VIEW VIDEO:

Afterlife exhibition, September 2017, ARO Gallery, Sydney, Australia  Click here

Donostiartean Art Fair, July 2017, San Sebastian, Spain. View opening  Click here

Summer Art Florence, July 2017, Galleria360, Florence, Italy.  Click here

Lineage exhibition, September 2016, M2 Gallery, Sydney, Australia.   Click here

Art is Now exhibition, May 2016, Galleria360, Florence, Italy.   Click here

Mappa Vitae (Life Maps) exhibition, July 2015, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney, Australia.  Click here

Interview and paintings at the Agora Gallery, NYC, USA exhibition May/June 2015.  Click here

Australian Stories interview, Agora Gallery, NYC.  Click here

Dreams in Captivity interview, Agora Gallery, NYC.  Click here

PUBLICATIONS:

Afterlife 2017 exhibition September preview press article. Read here

Arts Zine March 2017 Artist Profile. To view –  Click here

Profile published in November 2014 issue of ARTisSPECTRUM, the Chelsea perspective of fine art,  http://www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/32/#35 and May 2015 issue http://www.artisspectrum.com/magazine/33/#75

His other careers have included being a televison presenter, theatre designer, television producer/director, interactive television consultant and musician.

Exhibition History

2017 September Afterlife ARO Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2017 July Donostiartean Art Fair San Sebastian, Spain
2017 July Summer Art Florence Galleria360, Florence, Italy
2017 May Lausanne Art Fair Lausanne, Switzerland
2016 September Lineage M2 Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
2016 July Finalist Contemporary Art Awards Aust.
2016 May Art is Now Galleria360, Florence, Italy
2015 October Pilgrimage Prints Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland, NZ
2015 September Living Waters Chapel on Station Gallery, Melbourne
2015 July Mappa Vitae Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2015 May Out From Down Under Agora Gallery, New York City, USA
2014 November Pilgrimage Prints BSG Gallery, Melbourne
2014 October The Natural World Fawn Gallery, Melbourne
2014 August Inkmasters Biennale Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2014 March Changeable Art Nth Sydney C C, Sydney
2014 February Pilgrimage GAFFA Gallery, CBD, Sydney
2013 December Group Exhibition Pine St Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2013 November Printmakers Collective Art Est Gallery, Leichhardt, Sydney
2013 March Dreams in Captivity Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2012 October Group Exhibition Pine St Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney
2012 March Australian Stories Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2011 May Group Exhibition Nth Sydney C C, Sydney
2011 April Dingoes Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
2010 February Trees on Paper Global Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
1979 Group Exhibition Moray Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
1978  Blackboard Translation Moray Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
1977 Solo Exhibition Moray Gallery, Dunedin, NZ
1975 Last Year’s Porridge Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, NZ
1974 Khandallah Landscapes New Gallery, Palmerston North,NZ
1973 Solo Exhibition Moller’s Gallery, Auckland, NZ
1969 Young Artists Exhibition Palmerston North Art Gallery, NZ

艺术家传记

伊恩Kingsford Smith是一个全职的艺术家,现在在悉尼工作。他从一些领先的新西兰画家包括柯林McCahon,迈克尔史密瑟和抛沃拉斯顿等学习绘画

伊恩已经在全球画廊举办了个人画展。在悉尼有2013年 “囚徒的梦”,2012年的 “澳大利亚的故事”,2011年的 “澳洲野狗”,2010年的 “树木在纸上”等一组绘画和版画制品的展览。以前他还在新西兰奥克兰、达尼丁和北帕默斯顿等地举办过个人画展。他的代表作品在瑞典,法国,威尔士,英国,新西兰和澳大利亚都有私人收藏。