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Shane Charles Smith (b. 1983, Bangor, ME), after receiving a full scholarship as well as a teaching fellowship Smith earned his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked directly with artists elin O’hara Slavick, Jina Valentine and Jeff Whetstone. Smith has been commissioned by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to create work for the permanent collection of the Alumni Sculpture Garden. He has organized a curatorial group that has participants in Los Angeles and New York which have been involved in actions and exhibitions within these cities. In 2015, Smith was commissioned by a non-profit organization based out of New York to create a playground in Uganda. For the last six years Shane Charles Smith has participated in an intervention performance series at the American Museum of Natural History.
Smith’s venues circle between community oriented public spaces, commercial galleries and curated museum exhibitions. Solo and group exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine, the DAC Gallery in Los Angeles, as well as the John and June Allcott Gallery, the Ackland Art Museum and the Carrack Modern in Durham, North Carolina.