CHLOE SMITH

Murals | Illustration | Chalk Art

About

Chloe Smith is an artist & illustrator based in Rochester, NY. She is an RIT graduate of the BFA Illustration program & studied Painting & Art History in Cortona, Italy. She works primarily as a muralist & street chalk artist, accepting a range of commissions from portraiture & animals to large scale botanical themes. Her personal work primarily focuses on narrating the crossover between the human form, femininity & nature. She often emphasizes the ethereal side of nature by incorporating larger-than-life plant & animal forms into airy, not-quite accurate landscapes. She works primarily in watercolor, colored pencil & acrylics.

Artist Statement

"My passion is to transform, to make beautiful that which has gone dormant, unappreciated. I am most excited by the potential in “blank” physical environments. This passion transcends the 2d realm, and oftentimes even traditional artistic disciplines. Empty walls, dilapidated urban manors and vacant lots fill me with energy and inspiration. My life’s work is to bring beauty and new kinetic energy to forgotten spaces, by creating pieces that evolve and take on a life of their own once revived."

 

Exhibitions
 

THE OLD CHURCH GALLERY, Brockport, NY. Three Perspectives - Residency Thesis Show. April 2021. 

THE MERCANTILE ON MAIN, Rochester, NY. G.L.A.S.S – Get Lost And See Something (Group Show). March-April 2021.

LOVIN' CUP, Rochester NY. Solo Exhibition. November-January, 2020.

WALL THERAPY, Rochester, NY. 2020 Mini Grant Recipient- Sunflowers over Eden, Garden Shed Mural. August, 2020.

ART CENTER OF ROCHESTER, Irondequoit, NY. Nothing Ethereal About Her (Group Show). November, 2019.
 

ROC THE RIVERWAY FESTIVAL, Rochester, NY. Interactive Chalk Drawing. October, 2019

ARTIST ROW,  Rochester, NY Public Market. Juried Show. September 2019.

WHELPLEY & PAUL OPTICIANS, Webster, NY. Live Chalk Paintings. June-August 2019.
 

TRUE LILY, Canandaigua, NY. Live Chalk Painting. August 2019.
 

UR CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE INSTITUTE, Rochester NY. Live Chalk Painting. July 2019.

ELDERWOOD VILLAGE AT FAIRPORT, Fairport, NY. Live Chalk Demonstration, July 2019.
 

FRATELLI'S RESTAURANT GALLERY,  Avon, NY.  Solo Show. April-June 2018
 

CORN HILL ARTS FESTIVAL, Rochester, NY. Juried Show. July 2018.
 

CORN HILL ARTS FESTIVAL, Rochester, NY. Live Chalk Painting. July 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

SERENDIPITY PHOTOS, Rochester, NY. Hungerford Artisans First Friday. February 2018.

ROCHESTER DESIGN CENTER, Rochester, NY. Furniture Exhibition. January 2018.

STUDIORAD, Rochester NY. In-house Artists Shows. Aug-Dec 2017

ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Gates, NY. Live Chalk Painting. September 2017

GREENHOUSE CAFE, Rochester, NY. Roc City Writers Festival. July 2017.

PARK AVE FESTIVAL, Rochester, NY. Live Chalk Painting. August 2017.

SARASOTA CHALK FESTIVAL, Venice, FL. Live Chalk Painting. November 2016.
 

ROCHESTER GREENOVATION, Rochester, NY. Artist Pop-up Shop, March-June 2016.

VIA DELL'INDEPENDENZA, Bologna, Italy. Live Chalk Paintings. March-May 2015.

GALLERY R, Rochester, NY. Illustration Senior Thesis Show. May, 2014.
 

Residencies

Winter Residency in Cortona, Italy. December-March 2020. Watercolor landscape and portrait studies from life. Collaboration with local elementary school teaching mixed media portraiture. 

Painting Apprenticeship with RICK MUTO DECORATIVE ARTS, Jan-May 2016. Provided assistance with painting a multi-paneled exterior mural for the Town of Brockport, NY depicting the town's history.

 

Teaching

ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER, St. Kateri School Irondequoit, 2018-2019.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, Wheatland Chili Central Schools, 2017-present.

 

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – BFA in Illustration, May 2014

University of Georgia (UGA) –  Study Abroad Program in Cortona Italy, May 2013. Coursework in Painting, Art History, Art Education.
 

Press

Art Center of Rochester: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/chloe-smith-and-kaitlin-roney-nothing-ethereal-about-her/Event?oid=11005183

Roc the Riverway Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IADpy_QDNsc

Central Library Interactive Mural: https://rbcstream.com/index.php/2019/10/18/the-central-library-of-rochester-monroe-county-unveiled-a-new-interactive-mural/?

Corn Hill Arts Festival: https://cornhillartsfestival.com/emergingartists/

http://talkerofthetown.com/2018/07/15/corn-hill/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEnno7k-tQE

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2017/07/9/49th-annual-corn-hill-art-festival-a-success-.static#
Arnett Branch Library Murals: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/painting-for-the-people/Content?oid=7074178

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V397resIJ4
Sarasota Chalk Festival: https://chalkfestival.org/our-artists/chloe-smith

Coach St Mural: https://www.amycolburn.com/blog/canandaiguas-coach-street-mural-highlighting-artist-chloe-smith

https://www.mpnnow.com/news/20160723/mural-soon-will-brighten-bare-wall-in-downtown-canandaigua