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Born in Wolverhampton, England.

Studied at Shrewsbury College Of Art,  Wolverhampton University and

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.


Forthcoming Exhibitions

Althuis Hofland, Amsterdam. Solo Exhibition opening April 2024


Solo and two person exhibitions


Tripper, Galerie Isa, Mumbai, India, 2023

How we met, with Marliz Frencken, Althuis Hofland Gallery, 2021

Walking In the Air, Xippas Gallery, Geneva,Switzerland, 2021

Imagine Peace, Baronian/Xippas Gallery, Brussels, BE, 2020

In This Together, Albert Baronian Gallery, Brussels, BE, 2016

Portrait of a farm, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2015

Goodwill and The Unknown Man, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2012
You play the line, I play the sand, with Oliver Perkins, Galerie VidalCuglietta, Brussels, 2011

Great Expectations, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2010
Begin Again At The End, with Oliver Perkins, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2008

I Believe in Everything, Carl Freedman Gallery, London, 2007
Charming Country, Wagdas Gallery, London, 2006

Group exhibitions


New Positions In British Painting, Telegraph Foundation, Olomouc, 2023

The Secret and The Sacred, Cromwell Place, London,(with Galerie Isa), 2023

Painters’ Painters, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2016
Say it in words, Coleman project space, London 2014

Creekside Open selected by Paul Noble and Ceri Hand, 2013
London-Munich, Cul De Sac, London, 2012
Fruchtbaresland, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2011
Newspeak: British Art Now, Part Two, Saatchi Gallery, London 2010
SV10: Members' Show selected: Jennifer Higgie and Rebecca Warren, Studio Voltaire, London 2010
Cory Michael Project, London, 2008



Prize Winner, Creekside Open selected by Ceri Hand, APT Gallery, 2013

Royal Academy Landscape Painting Award, 2005 




mid-day, Newspaper, 'Tripper', Review by Suchete Chakraborty, 30th April, 2023

Is Figurative Painting an essential form of art making? Edward Lucie-Smith,09 December 2016

Q&A- David Brain Smith speaks to Jack Hutchinson, Artist Newsletter, 08 December 2016

Amy Sherlock, Focus: David Brian Smith, Frieze Magazine, Issue 152, 2013
The artist who inspires me': Tracey Emin on David Brian Smith,Independent, 2nd September 2011
20/20: David Brian Smith by Tracey Emin, Frieze Magazine, Issue 141, 2011
Hannah Nathanson, Best of Brit Art, The Evening Standard (London), 14th October 2010
Helen Sumpter, In the studio with David Brian Smith, Time Out, 9th July 2010
Martin Herbert, Future Greats: David Smith, Art Review, Issue 20, March 2008

Art Fairs

India Art Fair, Delhi,  Galerie Isa, 2024

Mumbai Art Fair, Mumbai,  Galerie Isa, 2023

Art Geneve, Xippas Galleries, 2021

Bad Bordeaux, Baronian Gallery, 2021

Art Rotterdam, Althuis Hofland Gallery, 2021

Frieze Art Fair, London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2019

Frieze Art Fair,London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2018

Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2017

Brussels Art Fair, Baronian Gallery, 2016

Frieze Art Fair, London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2016

Armory, New York, Baronian Gallery, 2015

Fiac, Paris, Baronian Gallery, 2015

Art Basel, Basel, Baronian Gallery, 2014

Frieze Art Fair, London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2013

Frieze Art Fair, London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2012

Frieze Art Fair, London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2010

Frieze Art Fair, London, Carl Freedman Gallery, 2009

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