Jenny Smith


1986 BA (Hons) English Literature, University of East Anglia, Norwich
1986 Moved to Edinburgh
1993 BA (Hons) 1st class Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
1993 – 2005 WASPS Studio in Edinburgh
1993 Study visit to Spain
1997 Studio in Berlin, Germany, (one month)
1999 Study visit to Japan (one month)
2002 Studio in Leiden, The Netherlands (three months)
2007 MA in Multi – Disciplinary Print at UWE, Bristol

Solo exhibitions

2007 Jenny Smith 1997 – 2007, The Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
2006 Jenny Smith and Duncan Bullen, The Maltby Gallery, Winchester
2006 Jenny Smith and Clare Waddle, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edin
2005 Imprint, The Hughson Gallery, Glasgow
2004 Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Portfolio Gallery, Yorkshire
2003 New Work, TCC Gallery, London
2002 Jenny Smith, The Deutche Bank, Edinburgh
2002 Jenny Smith, The Bernie Gallery, Channel Islands, Jersey
2001 Painting and Prints, Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 New Work, TCC Gallery, London
1999 The Prints, Leicester City Gallery
1998 New Paintings and Prints, The Firth Gallery, Edinburgh
1997 Recent Work, Philips Contemporary Art, Manchester
1996 In this the memory bank our lives…, W.A.S.P.S. Gallery, Edinburgh awards


2004 International Exhibitions Grant, Business Gateway
2003 Edinburgh Visual Artists Award
2002 The Hope Scott Trust Award (studio in Leiden)
2000 Edinburgh Visual Artists Award
2000 Short listed for Noble Grossart Painting Prize
1999 The Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Artists Bursary (study visit to Japan)
1996 The Hope Scott Trust Award
1996 Edinburgh District Arts Council Award
1994 Commended in Paperworks V, Seagate Gallery, Dundee
1993 Royal Scottish Academy Award for Painting and Maclaine Watters Medal
1993 Farquar Reid Scholarship (study visit to Spain)
1997 Short listed for Alistair Salvesen Travel Bursary (Royal Scottish Academy)


2003 Drawings, Paintings and Prints Solo Publication
2000 Jenny Smith Solo Publication
1998 Footsteps, Group Exhibition Catalogue (Berlin)
1997 Scottish Spirit Touring Exhibition Catalogue (USA)


Personal Group Holdings Plc (Commission)
British Midland International Airways
Scottish Amicable
The Royal Bank of Scotland
University of Dundee
ASK Plc Leel
Eastern General Hospital, Edinburgh
The Inland Revenue
New Hall Collection, University of Cambridge
Private collections in Hong Kong, New York, Scotland, Sweden, Italy, England, Finland and Germany

Selected group exhibitions


  • SSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • Inkubator, EPW Gallery, Edinburgh
  • Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • Committed to Print, Royal West of England Academy Bristol
  • Altered Books, Off Cenre Gallery, Bristol


  • Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, RSA, Edinburgh
  • Bookmarks IV: various venues including
  • Yale Centre for British Art, USA,
  • Tate Library, and Arnolfini Bristol,
  • Queensland State Library and Victoria College of the Arts, Australia,
  • Place Print Exchange: Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol
  • Pratt Institute, New Zealand
  • UCOL, New Zealand
  • NYIT Jordan AKI, The Netherlands


  • ART London, London Contemporary Art Fair
  • SSA Open , Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • The Collection, Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh
  • The Glasgow Art Fair


  • Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, RSA Edinburgh
  • Pressing Forward, Contemporary Printmaking in Scotland, Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews
  • Transforming, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
  • The Glasgow Art Fair
  • Compass Gallery, Glasgow and Glasgow Print Studio
  • Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk


  • Moving Solutions, The Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland
  • ART 2003 London Contemporary Art Fair.
  • Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk
  • The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
  • The E P Gallery, Edinburgh
  • MARCE Festival, Barcelona, Spain


  • ART 2002 London Contemporary Art Fair
  • New York Art Fair, USA
  • 25 years of Prints, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery
  • Migratory, Blink Red at the Apex Hotel
  • The Glasgow Art Fair
  • Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk


  • ART2001 London Contemporary Art Fair
  • Scottish Spirit, The Mitchell Museum, Illionis, U.S.A.
  • The Glasgow Art Fair
  • Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk
  • The Compass Gallery, Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh


  • Scottish Spirit, University Art Gallery, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • The S.S.A. Contemporary Art Open Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
  • Painting in Scotland, Glasgow Print Studio (curated by Clare Henry)
  • Aberdeen Artists , Aberdeen Art Galleries
  • Noble Grossart Painting Prize Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy and Glasgow School of Art
  • Deepdale Exhibitions, Norfolk (also 1993 – 1999)
  • Compass Gallery, Glasgow ( also 1993 – 1999)

reviews and broadcasts

2006 Metro David Pollock 16 May
2005 The Scotsman Janet Christie 8 Oct
2004 The Scotsman Susan Mansfield 14 Dec
2004 The Scotsman Susan Mansfield 28 Feb
2003 Radio Scotland Janice Forsyth 2 Oct
2003 BBC Radio 4 Affordable Art 1 April
2002 Channel T.V. Live at Six 7 June
2002 BBC Jersey Arts 30 May
2002 Jersey Evening Post Jane Delmer 30 May
2001 The Scotsman Neil Cameron Oct 9
2001 Spectrum Magazine Janet Christie Oct 14
2001 The Scotsman Neil Cameron Oct 16
2001 Artist Newsletter International Section May
2001 Scotland on Sunday Justine Scobie 25 March
2001 Live at Six Lanarkshire T.V. February 15

Teaching and education

2007-02 National Galleries of Scotland Education Programme (freelance)
2007 – 02 Part- time Lecturer, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh
2004/3 Visiting Artist Visual Arts and Jersey Arts Centre
2003 Artists Training Seminars, for Cultural Enterprise Office, CCA, Glasgow: Developed and delivered training sessions for artists on how to present their work
2003 Visiting Lecturer University of Glasgow: Professional Development Training for student teachers
2002 Guest speaker at artists Training Seminar, ELISCOR funded by Edinburgh Council 2002 Visiting Lecturer Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
2000 Lecture on own work at the Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
2005 Selection Committee, SSA at RSA Edinburgh and Gallery Talk about exhibition
2003 Selection Committee (International) for Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
2000 – 1997 Produced a co-edition of limited edition prints with Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop