Nicholas Smith (lives and works Naarm/Melbourne) investigates queerness, sexuality, identity and memory in his works, often employing diverse media including ceramics and found materials. In 2019, Smith was awarded the American Friends of the National Gallery of Australia AusArt Fellowship and in 2022, completed a Masters of Fine Art, Visual Art at ArtCenter College of Design, Los Angeles.
Smith’s works have been featured in recent exhibitions including Queer: Stories from The NGV Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2022); Future Inheritance, NGV Design Week, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2021); Cooled pride, roused ardour, Bus Projects, Melbourne (2018); Swaddle me, West Space, Melbourne (2017); and I am crying, Firstdraft, Sydney (2017). In 2019, Smith was a finalist in the Midsumma and Australia Post Prize, Melbourne, and in 2016, was a finalist in the Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Melbourne.
Idols, Haydens, Melbourne - 2023
The National 4: Australian Art Now, MCA, Sydney - 2023
Cooled pride, roused ardour, Bus Projects, Melbourne - 2018
Studio Tennent 2022 - Present