Charlotte Smith has created an artistic practice that has culminated in 20 years of exploration into pure process-driven abstraction. Over the course of her career, Smith has constantly pushed the physical boundaries of painting, through the arduous building and layering of drips and drops. Smith has pushed her dots into amorphous shapes as layer upon layer builds and extends across the canvas’ terrain, creating a dynamic composition that engages the eye to move and explore. Loose ties to the macro and microenvironments of String Theory prevail in these lyrical cosmic/cellular/populated compositions.
Charlotte received her MFA from the University of North Texas. She has had thirty solo exhibitions and has been selected for more than twenty juried exhibitions, often receiving awards. Smith is firmly entrenched in Texas Art History – she was recently included in the following publications: Global Corporate Collections (2015), Texas Abstract (2014), The State of the Art: Contemporary Artists in Texas (2012), and Texas Artists Today (2010). Her work can be found in the collections of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the Museum of Southeast Texas, the South Texas Institute for the Arts, and Neiman Marcus stores nationwide, as well as many additional significant collections, both private and corporate, throughout the country.