Jeremy William Smith
Is a Sydney based artist represented by .M Contemporary Gallery, with a practice in detailed drawings and etchings with works in the State Library of NSW collection.
Currently a PHD candidate at UNSW Art and Design, who’s working thesis is on ‘Narrative Cartography’ using Cartography techniques to map the LGBTQIA+ community, in particular the changing gay male body post the introduction of PrEP (the anti-retroviral HIV drug).
His research subverts conventions of cartography to create subjective psycho-geographic maps of psychological and imagined spaces such as identity, the subconscious and sexuality.
As part of his PhD, this year he is working on a commission for the University of Sydney’s Fisher Library, for a large-scale drawing for permanent display at the library.
Jeremy graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in research at UNSW Art and Design in 2015, and also has a BA in English and Film (2011) and a BFA First Class Honours in Drawing and Painting (2012) from UNSW.
He has an upcoming solo show at .M Contemporary running from the 7th – 19th of July 2022.
In 2022 year Jermey was awarded the UNSW Top-Up Scholarship for the top ranked PhD candidate of 2022. His drawing ‘Ms. Bloomsby’ won the 2013 Tim Olsen Drawing Prize. Also this year the State Library of NSW purchased two of his original artworks ‘Gay Map of Sydney’ (2019) and ‘Gay Man Map’ (2021) for their LGBTQI archive to be shown at their upcoming 2023 World Pride exhibition.