Josh Smith (b. 1976, Tennesse. Lives and works in New York) Smith studied at Miami University (1994-96) and The University of Tennessee (1996-98). He is most widely known for his ‘messy’ paintings, which use the central motif of his own name. Recent exhibitions include De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem; Deitch Studios, New York; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Switzerland; Lurhing Augustine, New York; Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo; and Air de Paris, Paris.