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BEC SMITH

Bec Smith is a Melbourne-based artist who has practiced art and design in both Australia and overseas for over 25 years. In pursuit of her creative practice Bec studied at The Art Academy in London, the Art Room in Melbourne, RMIT and Swinburne National School of Design where she holds a Bachelor degree in Graphic Design. She has always stayed particularly interested in abstract, non- objective, and colourfield paintings – a natural extension of a designer’s grounding in the early visual language of the Bauhaus, Modernists, Op, and Abstract Expressionists movements as well a deep interest in social and psychoanalytic practices. Her works are realisations of actual and idealised situations about the dynamics within structures and systems translated into static. moments in time – luminal spaces depicting stories of fiction and non-fiction, duality and multiple truths. Bec has participated in the Belle Arti Prize, Melbourne Design Festival, Sydney Contemporary, and her work is held in private collections.


“Somewhere in the recent past I became fascinated with the notion of ‘parallel lives’. I learned that a ‘provisional life’ - as it is known in the world of psychology, called ‘Puer Aeturnus’ in the Jungian lexicon - is a sort of fictional life lived in the imagination alongside the actual. I’d been thinking about this from the point of view of the domestic, the everyday, and the ordinary."

2021: The Arc of Happiness (group) presentation at Sydney Contemporary – Saint Cloche 2021: Terrain (mini solo) – Saint Cloche 2020: Casette (solo) – Saint Cloche, Sydney 2019: Sub (solo) – Saint Cloche, Sydney 2018: Cameos (solo) – Saint Cloche 2017: Jet Set (group) – Saint Cloche