Michael Bill Smith

Gallery Affiliations: Parade Ground Gallery

Region: Midwest

My art practice is an open, playful exploration of materials and forms that engage my subjects, both public and private. Play and intuition encourage the uncanny emergence of multiple meanings, the effect being sensual, sometimes sexual and humorous, while evoking issues of identity and politics.

Employing seductive materials such as sparkly vinyl, liquid acrylics, and metal foils as well as images downloaded from the Internet, my paintings are indebted to process art, encompassing notions of the body, improvisational art making, and the unconventional use of materials.