Biography

Joshua Smith is a miniaturist and former stencil artist based in Norwood, South Australia. With a career spanning 17 years he has showcased his work in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Japan and all over Australia in over 100 exhibitions.

Formerly a self taught stencil artist Josh refocused his career to establishing Espionage Gallery, an Art Gallery based in Adelaide, South Australia showcasing both emerging and well established local, interstate and international artists. For 4 years he showcased over 600 artists from over 20 countries.

In 2015 after the closure of Espionage Gallery Josh refocused back onto his own career this time as a self taught miniaturist. His miniature works primarily focus on the often overlooked aspects of the urban environment such as grime, rust, decay to discarded cigarettes and graffiti perfectly recreated in 1:20 scale miniatures.

Despite his relatively short career in this new direction his work has already been showcased in galleries and art fairs in London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Sydney and Melbourne. He is currently showcasing work with Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York and at the VOLTA Art Fair in New York City.

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Exhibitions

151 Volta NY 2017 Featuring Youngjae Kim and Joshua Smith Hyper realistic miniature paintings and sculptures @ VOLTA Art Fair, Pier 90, Manhattan, March 1-5 2017
150 Emma Hack Art Prize, Burnside Village (People's choice award winner), Adelaide, February 2017
149 2016 Stencil Art Prize (finalist), Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, February 2017
148 New Realities Featuring JC Arana, Laurent Chehere and Joshua Smith @ Muriel Guepin Gallery, Manhattan NYC
147 Stencil Art Prize @ Flinders Gallery, Adelaide, Adelaide Fringe 2017, February 2017.
146 Espionage Gallery Presents: The Upside Down, A Stranger Things Exhibition (Pop up exhibition) @ Darling Building, Adelaide, October 2016 (MINIATURE)
145 2016 Stencil Art Prize @ Sydney Fringe Festival’s ‘Off Broadway’ Hub, September 2016
144 Beauty of Decay Solo Exhibition @ DEW Cafe, Adelaide, August 2016 (MINIATURE)
143 Urban Art Fair @ Le Carreu Du Temple, Paris, showing with Urban Spree Gallery of Berlin (MINIATURE)
142 Art Up! @ Two Three Gallery, Art Up! Art Fair, Lille, France, February 2016 (MINIATURE)
141 No Fixed Address Gallery Presents: Art of the Mill @ Woodend, Rural Victoria, February 2016 (MINIATURE)
140 Big Bang @ West Bank Gallery, London, January 2016 (MINIATURE)
139 The Stockroom Gallery Launch Exhibition @ The Stockroom Gallery, Melbourne, December 2015 (MINIATURE)
138 Stencil Art Prize @ Ambush Gallery, Sydney, August, 2015 (MINIATURE)
137 King of Canvas Aerosol Arts Prize @ City of Onkaparinga Gallery (1st place winner), July 2015 (MINIATURE)
136 Unearthed Productions Presents: A Feature Presentation (Collab with Hanna Newman) @ Capri Cinema, Adelaide, SALA Festival, July 2015
135 Your Kid Can't Do This International Stencil Art Exhibition @ Ambush Gallery, Sydney, June 2015
134 The Art of Letting Go @ The Space Gallery, Adelaide, May 2015
133 Fashion Assassins @ Alliance Francaise, Adelaide, April 2015
132 Paterson Project @ Paterson's Building, Fitzroy, February 2015
131 Wonderwalls Mural Festival @ Port Adelaide, January 2015
130 Dickies Clothing Charity Exhibition @ Kustom Kommune, Melbourne, September 2014
129 Espionage Gallery Presents Spirited A Studio Ghibli Inspired Exhibition @ Himeji Japanese Gardens, Adelaide, July 2014
128 Espionage Agent Genevieve @ Palace Nova Cinemas for the Alliance Francaise 25th Anniversary French Film Festival, Adelaide March 2014
127 Kings of Canvas Aerosol Art Prize (1st place stencil category winner), Adelaide 2013
126 Espionage Gallery Presents: Arcade Allstars @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide December 2013
125 Espionage Gallery Presents: Unboxed 2 @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide October 2013
124 Espionage Gallery Presents: Chemical Reactions @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide August 2013
123 Espionage Gallery Presents: Organic @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide May 2013
122 Trick or Treat!?, Halloween Themed Group Exhibition @ These Walls Don't Lie, Adelaide October 2012
121 TenbyTen, Movie Themed Charity Group Exhibition @ Point A Warehouse, Adelaide, October 2012
120 Espionage Gallery Presents: Unboxed, A Custom Vinyl Toy Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, October 2012
119 Take Away, Clearance Sale Group Exhibition @ These Walls Don't Lie, Adelaide, October 2012
118 Espionage Gallery Presents: About Face, A Portrait Group Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, September 2012
117 Espionage Gallery Presents: Oldschool, A Retrospective Group Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, September 2012
116 Whatchoo Talkin' Bout Willis!?, 80's Themed Group Exhibition @ These Walls Don't Lie, Adelaide August 2012
115 Spoken Word, Font Themed Group Exhibition @ These Walls Don't Lie, Adelaide August 2012
114 Espionage Gallery Presents: Ingrained, Group Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, July 2012
113 PULP!, Print Group Exhibition @ These Walls Don't Lie, Adelaide July 2012
112 Espionage Gallery Presents Winter, A Group Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, June 2012
111 Bird Shit Group Exhibition @ Tooth & Nail Gallery, June 2012
110 Espionage Gallery Presents A Cut Above II, International Stencil Art Exhibtion @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, June 2012
109 This is It, These Walls Don't Lie Gallery Launch Exhibition @ These Walls Don't Lie, Adelaide May 2012
108 Espionage Gallery Presents: Limited Edition, Group Print Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, April, 2012
107 Espionage Gallery 1 Year Anniversary Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, Adelaide, February, 2012
106 Tooth & Nail Grand opening Group Exhibition @ Tooth & Nail Gallery, Adelaide, December 2011
105 Board (Just Another Agency Collective Group Exhibition) @ NGV Federation Square, Melbourne, November 2011
104 300 Solo Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, November 2011
103 Australian Stencil Art Prize,as part of Outpost Project @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, (came runner up winning Avant Card Prize), November 2011
102 They Won't Stay Dead, Zombie Exhibition @ Espionage Gallery, October, 2011
101 Outside Inside, Solo Exhibition @ 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, July 2011
100 A Cut Above, International Stencil Exhibition Featuring, Pisa73, Scotch Willington, Koleszar, E.L.K., 23rd Key, David Soukup, Fletch, Ian Walker, Phil Bungle, Artestenciva, LT, Jay Medlen, Delana Carbone @ Espionage Gallery, July 2011
099 Homage to Frida @ 19 Karen Gallery, Gold Coast, June 2011
098 Stencil World @ Gallery AM (Art Monster), St Louis, USA, March 2011 (exhibition with c215, Dude Company, Joe Iurato, Logan Hicks, HAHA, Buxtonia, Czarnobyl, Peat Wollaeger (stenSOUL), A1one, David Soukup, Chris Stain, Koleszar, Mat Curran, Jef Aerosol, Meggs
097 100 Bucks & Running 4 @ Paper String & Plastic Gallery, Adelaide Fringe, February 2011
096 Dumpster Biennele Exhibition @ Magazine Gallery, Street Dreams Festival, Adelaide Fringe, February 2011
095 Coopers Experiment @ Nexus Art Space, Adelaide Fringe, February 2011
094 Espionage Gallery Launch @ Espionage Gallery, January 2011
093 Buff Diss Artist Workshop @ Espionage Gallery & Adelaide Central Market, January 2011
092 HOLA! Mexican Film Festival Movie Poster Exhibition @ Mercury Cinema, November 2010
091 Wild Things @ Urban Cow, October 2010
090 Pipe Up! Skateboard Exhibition @ Paperhorse Studios, August 2010
089 Schaffas 2 @ Black Sheep Advertising Foyer, Adelaide, August 2010
088 Exposed @ Peter Walker Fine Art, July 2010
087 Reposado Mexican Exhibition @ Bull & Bear, Adelaide, May 2010
086 Enjoy Tasty Treats Tee Shirt Exhibition @ Magazine Gallery, Adelaide, April 2010
085 Dumpster Exhibition, Street Dreams Festival, Adelaide Fringe 2010 @ Format Art Space, Peel Street, Adelaide, March 2010
084 It Came From Outer Space, Adelaide Fringe 2010 @ Nexus Multicultural Art Space, Adelaide February 2010
083 FundrAislinn @ Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne October 2009
082 Melbourne Stencil Festival 2009 @ Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne September 2009
081 Bubble & Squeak @ Carclew Youth Arts, Adelaide August 2009
080 Sammy D VS Dragoza @ Dragonfly, Adelaide July 2009
079 Portraits of the Forest Exhibition @ Paperhorse Studio Gallery, Adelaide July 2009
078 Your Kid Can’t Do This International Stencil Art Exhibition @ Bondi Sandpit, Sydney June 2009
077 100 Bucks & Running 3 @ 5000 Gallery, Adelaide April 2009
076 Your Kid Can’t Do This International Stencil Art Exhibition @ Famous When Dead Gallery, Melbourne April 2009
075 ST5K Street Art Festival, Adelaide Fringe 2009 @ Not Coffee, Adelaide March 2009
074 2009 Australian Stencil Art Prize @ Oh Really Gallery, Enmore Sydney March 2009
073 Your Kid Can’t Do This International Stencil Art Exhibition @ Legislative Assembly, Canberra February 2009
072 Baldclanger Exhibition @ Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide November 2008
071 Bricks & Mortar @ Dragonfly, Adelaide October 2008
070 Punters Exhibition @ Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide September 2008
069 SALA on Sale @ Rundle Street Markets, Adelaide August 2008
068 100 Bucks & Running 2 @ 5000 Gallery, Adelaide July 2008
067 Stars & Dust Exhibition With Samantha Vodic @ ValueKing Gallery, Adelaide July 2008
066 So You Think You Can Draw? Group Exhibition @ Electric Light Hotel, Adelaide July 2008
065 Schaffas Group Exhibition @ Urban Cow Gallery, Adelaide 2008
064 Kustom Kulture Weekender Group Exhibition Fringe 2008 @ Highway Inn, Adelaide 2008
063 Pulp! Solo Exhibition Fringe 2008 @ Electric Light Hotel (cocktail bar), Adelaide 2008
062 Mini Art Fringe Group Exhibition Fringe 2008 @ Fringe Factory Gallery (Old Balfours Factory, Adelaide 2008
061 Girls! Girls! Girls! @ Fad Bar, Adelaide 2008
060 Tam O’ Shanter Place Live Art Demo Fringe 2008 @ Tam O’ Shanter Place, Adelaide 2008
059 The Robot Exhibition @ Producers Bar, Adelaide 2008
058 Girls! Girls! Girls! @ Per Sqare Metre Gallery, Melbourne 2007
057 Stencil Festival Interstate Tour @ ArtRage Bakery Complex, Perth 2007
056 Stencil Festival Interstate Tour @ Jugglers’ Art Space, Brisbane 2007
055 Up My Sleeve 2 group exhibition @ Electric Light Hotel 2007
054 Girls! Girls! Girls! @ ChinaHeights Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney 2007
053 Stencil Festival Interstate Tour @ Pine St Creative Art Centre, Sydney 2007
052 100 Bucks & Running group exhibition @ Producers Bar 2007
051 Stencil Festival Regional Tour @ Gippsland Art Gallery 2007
050 Stencil Festival Regional Tour @ Ballarat Fine Art Gallery 2007
049 Stencil Festival Regional Tour @ Eastbank Centre – Alex Rigg Foyer 2007
048 Urban Art Agenda # 1 (Melbourne Design Festival) with evol, ma’claim crew, logan hicks ect @ Shed 4 Docklands, Melbourne 2007
047 Battle of The Toys @ Chapel Gesture 2007
046 Melbourne Stencil Festival @ J-Studios North Fitzroy, Melbourne 2007
045 Up My Sleeve group exhibition @ Electric Light Hotel 2007
044 Prime Cuts 3 (solo fringe 2007 exhibition) @ Worldsend Hotel 2007
043 Stereo! Stereo! Stereo! Group exhibition @ Jive Nightclub 2007
042 Baldclanger Portrait Exhibition (won 2nd prize & people’s choice award) @ Grace Emily Hotel 2006
041 Japan Exhibition No.2 @ Stella Maris, Kobe Japan 2006
040 Shinjuku Shoguns @ Real Store Clothing Store 2006
039 Aerosol Art Exhibition (won 1st prize) @ Royal Adelaide Show 2006
038 Culture (SALA week 2006 exhibition) @ Duke of York Hotel 2006
037 Japan Exhibition No.1 @ Warehouse, Osaka Japan 2006
036 World Cup Exhibition @ Fad Bar 2006
035 Re: Generation (fringe 2006 exhibition) @ Brown Sugar Gallery 2006
034 Prime Cuts 2 (solo fringe 2006 exhibition) @ Elysium Lounge 2006
033 Mugshots @ Brown Sugar Gallery 2006
032 ST5K @ Avalon Gallery 2005
031 Mods Vs Rockers @ Fad Bar 2005
030 Andy Warhol (November) @ Supermild 2005
029 Pull my string Blythe doll exhibition @ Chapel Gesture 2005
028 Rockabilly weekend @ Fad Bar 2005
027 Andy Warhol (October) @ Supermild 2005
026 Andy Warhol (September) @ Supermild 2005
025 Heroes of our times @ Fad Bar 2005
024 Andy Warhol (august) @ Supermild 2005
023 Old school vs new school (sala) @ Supermild 2005
022 Andy Warhol (July) @ Supermild 2005
021 Andy Warhol (June) @ Supermild 2005
020 Andy Warhol (may) @ Supermild 2005
019 Andy Warhol (April) @ Supermild 2005
018 Andy Warhol (march) @ Supermild 2005
017 Andy Warhol (February) @ Supermild 2005
016 Prime Cuts (solo exhibition) @ Fad Bar 2005
015 Andy Warhol (January) @ Supermild 2005
014 Andy Warhol (November) @ Supermild 2004
013 Andy Warhol (October) @ Supermild 2004
012 Andy Warhol (September) @ Supermild 2004
011 Andy Warhol (august) @ Supermild 2004
010 Andy warhol (July) @ Supermild 2004
009 Comrades in arts (sala) @ Underdale Gallery 2004
008 Eastside @ Sugar 2004
007 Westside @ Mojo West 2004
006 Peripheral Visions @ Top Floor 2004
005 Floored (Adelaide fringe) @ Fringe Hub 2004
004 Fluffyland @ Fad Bar 2003
003 BJ + Josh (sala) @ Fad Bar 2003
002 Cut through @ Fad Bar 2003
001 Cityslick @ Supermild 2002