Lance L. Smith

Fine Artist & Illustrator Las Vegas, NV

Lance L. Smith is a fine artist and illustrator based in Las Vegas, NV.

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Lance L. Smith is a fine artist and illustrator based in Las Vegas, NV. Since completing his BFA at UNLV, Smith has been active both in and out of the studio. Multiple local and national group exhibitions have featured his work, and the subject matter of those pieces ranged from political satire and commentary about race to portraiture and popular culture.

His work has attracted the attention of the media covering the arts in Las Vegas, including Paint This Desert, Nevada Public Radio, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Desert Companion. Smith has also participated in community panels discussing his role as a Black Queer artist. His work uses drawing, painting, and performance to speak his lived experience with particular attention to the impact of racial and gender identities. Smith hopes his work can help give voice to marginalized people in artistic spaces.

Education

University of Nevada Las Vegas

BFA, Drawing and Painting

Exhibitions

2017

Solo Exhibition, For Always, Winchester Cultural Center - Las Vegas, NV

2016

Skull, The Studio - Las Vegas, NV

2016

Dishing Out, Brett Wesley Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2016

North East, Left of Center Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2015

“ZAP! 7 The Twenty Artist Who Took Over Maryland Parkway”, Nevada Humanities Program Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2015

Tiny Divas, Non-Fiction Gallery - Savannah, GA

2014

African-American Talent Showcase, Tasty Space - Las Vegas, NV

2014

Skull Show, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2014

Pop-Up Art Show, Urbanity - Las Vegas, NV

2013

Skull Show, College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV

2012

Orange Assembly, VAST Space Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2012

Lust to Dust, Photo Bang Bang - Las Vegas, NV ('Lust to Dust" Comic Book release.)

2012

Artrageous, The Cosmopolitan Hotel - Las Vegas, NV

2012

Farewell, Fifth Wall Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2011

UNLV's Annual BFA Show 2012, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2011

BFA Art Auction, Grant Hall Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2010

The Goonies Never Say Die, Blackbird Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2010

BFA Art Auction, Grant Hall Gallery

2010

Instantiation, The Fallout - Las Vegas, NV

2010

Las Vegas Perspective: Reflections of the African American Artist, City Hall Bridge Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2010

CAC’s 21st Annual Juried Art Show, Contemporary Arts Center

2010

Red, Vagus Nerve Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2009

Adelaide Fringe 2009, Adelaide - Adelaide, Australia

2009

CAC’s 20th Annual Juried Art Show, Contemporary Arts Collective - Las Vegas, NV

2009

The Drawing Room, Commerce Street Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2009

Terra, Incognita, Grant Hall Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2009

UNLV Annual Juried Art Show, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2009

Diamond Cats, Vagus Nerve Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2009

It's a Girls Thing, Reed Whipple Cultural Center - Las Vegas, NV

2009

Art Renegades, Place Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2009

Guest Artist Showcase, Joseph Watson Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2008

Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, UNLV Annual Juried Art Show - Las Vegas, NV

2008

I Naturally Stretch and Move, Commerce Street Gallery - Las Vegas, NV

2008

The Armageddon Show, The Box Office - Las Vegas, NV

2008

UNLV Foundation Annual Banquet, Mirage Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, NV

Awards

2010

UNLV’s Award for Excellence in Art,, University of Las Vegas Nevada

2010

The Beamis "Best of Show" Award,, Contemporary Arts Center

2006-11

Devos Fine Art Scholarship, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Skills

Drawing Painting Illustration Graphic Desgin

Experience

Artist Assistant

Robert Beckmann

Artist Assistant

David Ryan

Specialties

Painting Drawing Public Art Concept Design Illustration