The Art of Carrie Smith Kilgore

 Carrie’s portrait paintings reflect the admiration she has for other artists. To name a few: Chuck Close, Yayoi Kusama, Kehinde Wiley and Keith Richards have all influenced Carrie’s life in some way.

 This body of work incorporates a new style, a transformation, from Carrie’s earlier work. She combines traditional portraiture with a contemporary twist.  As each artist has a unique way of influencing Carrie, she pieces his or her face together to capture the essence of the individual.

As every painting is one of a kind, Carrie finds her favorite feature in each piece and incorporates that into the next painting, tying them all together. Every color is symbolic, and each section of the face, which is concealed, is intentional. 

Carrie in her studio in St. Pete, FL.  For more images, follow her work on  Facebook  &  Instagram

Carrie in her studio in St. Pete, FL.

For more images, follow her work on Facebook & Instagram

 

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EDUCATION

2014      BFA, STUDIO ART, with an emphasis in Painting and Drawing, OHIO UNIVERSITY

 

AWARDS

2015    BEST OF SHOW, SEVENTH ALL-MEDIA JURIED BIENNIAL, ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER, HOLLYWOOD, FL

           BEST OF SHOW, OSEOLA ARTS ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, KISSIMMEE, FL 

           BEST OF SHOW, DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER'S ANNUAL MEMBER AND STUDENT SHOW, DUNEDIN, FL

2014    EXCELLENCE IN ART, UNDERGRADUATE JURIED EXHIBITIONS, OHIO UNIVERSITY, ATHENS, OH

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016     ASI, THE SUN STILL RISES, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

2015    GALLERY 1356, THE SUN STILL RISES, CLEARWATER, FL

2014     MAJESTIC GALLERIES, DRIFTED, NELSONVILLE, OH

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 MAHAFFEY THEATER, INCEPTION OF CREATION, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

2017   THE FRANK ART GALLERY, WHAT'S WONDERFUL, PEMBROKE PINES, FL

2016   MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, THE EXQUISITE CORPSES, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

           MOREAN ARTS CENTER, 98TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

           GALLERIA MISTO, DYNAMISM, BELLEAIR, FL

           WINE & BREW, FACING DECONSRUCTION, DUNEDIN FL

2015    DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER, MIGHTY, MIGHTY, DUNEDIN, FL

            MOREAN ARTS CENTER, 97TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

            GALLERY 1356, NEW WORKS, CLEARWATER, FL

           DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER, ANNUAL MEMBER & STUDENT EXHIBITION, DUNEDIN, FL

2014    TRISOLINI GALLERY, IN THE SAME SENSE, ATHENS, OH

           KENNEDY MUSEUM OF ART, CONFRONTATION/DEVIATION, ATHENS,OH

          

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 2019 GASPARILLA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, TAMPA, FL

2016   CENTRAL REFORMED CHURCH, ARTPRIZE, GRAND RAPIDS, MI

          DUNEDIN FINE ART CENTER, HEADS UP, DUNEDIN, FL

2015  ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER, SEVENTH ALL-MEDIA JURIED BIENNIAL, HOLLYWOOD, FL

         OSCEOLA ARTS CENTER, ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW, KISSIMMEE, FL

         MOREAN ARTS CENTER, ALL-FLORIDA JURIED EXHIBITION, ST. PETERSBURG, FL

2014  SEIGFRED GALLERY, UNDERGRADUATE JURIED EXHIBITION, ATHENS, OH

2013  SEIGFRED GALLERY, UNDERGRADUATE JURIED EXHIBITION, ATHENS,OH

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015   BELLEAIR LIVING, (FRONT COVER)RIVE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

          TAMPA BAY MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER ISSUE

          duPONT REGISTRY: A BUYERS GALLERY OF FINE HOMES, 20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE

          NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTER, APRIL EDITION

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Smith's paintings can be found in numerous private collections in Florida, Ohio, California and London.