Terry Smith studied BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths School of Art in 1974-78. In 1998 he was awarded The Henry Moore Fellowship at the Byam Shaw School of Art, the Sargent Fellowship in Rome in 1998/9, a research fellow at Field Institute, Hombroich Museum, Dusseldorf 2002. In November 2008 he received The Paul Hamlyn Artist Award. He lives and works in Folkestone.
Terry Smith represents a surprisingly uncommon strand in the practice of contemporary art in the UK. His practice, which has been developing over twenty-five years, has its roots in Anti-Form European and American conceptualism. In recent years he has created large-scale installations and site-specific interventions producing work often inaccessible to the public. In 1994 Smith began a series of building interventions by breaking into abandoned buildings and creating his first wall cuttings in houses ready to be demolished. He was also invited to make a series of secret interventions at Tate Modern during its reconstruction in 1996.
He’s had a number of solo exhibitions and group shows in London and international shows including, New York, Venice, Mexico City, Caracas, Barcelona, Stockholm, Vancouver and Boston.