"What can't he do?" Is often overheard at his shows...Painter, Constructor, Designer, Woodworker, Welder...Illusionist.
From Zack Smithey:
I allow ideas to evolve and intertwine.
And with each iteration the artwork slowly morphs, as the DNA from each body of work passes on characteristics to the next generation.
While my new pieces are fresh and unique, remnants of their ancestors are prominent, creating a cohesive lineage that binds the variety of artwork together.
Zack Smithey is a St. Louis based multidisciplinary artist working in many different styles and media. He is continually evolving, exploring new concepts and designs, focused primarily on the creative process.
Smithey has been working as a professional artist for the last 20 years. In addition to showing in galleries, he also paints murals, and enjoys working with designers, agents, and clients to bring their vision to life. He is prolific, with an enormous body of work divided into a number of separate series consisting of hundreds of pieces in his current inventory and over 3,000 original pieces in public and private collections.
Smithey has had over 100 solo and group shows, has done art/film work for Lincoln Center in NYC (YouTube - A Short Film for the End of Time), created a series of art videos for world renowned pianist Inon Barnatan (YouTube - Darknesse Visible), is the creator of the Easter Art Hunt in STL, and was commissioned to do album art for Smother Party a Brooklyn-based band. He has been published in the New Yorker, CURBED, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis At Home Magazine, All The Art, St. Louis Magazine, StreetScapes Magazine, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, Uptown Magazine, Community News, Lindenwood Connection and St. Charles Magazine. He has been covered/interviewed on NETFLIX, NBC, Fox, CBS, and USA Today.