Self Portrait with a 🐌, oil on board, 2019

Self Portrait with a 🐌, oil on board, 2019

b.1991, Essex, UK


Cheri Smith is drawn to nature with the gross curiosity of a child, and a miniaturist’s sensitivity for fine detail. She is interested in the particular, strange, tangled and unknowable and her work is an inquiry into this nature of things in the universe.


The Drawing Year Postgraduate Diploma, Royal Drawing School, London, 2018
BA (Hons) in Fine Art, First Class, Norwich University of the Arts, 2013



Artist Residency at Hanover Grange, Jamaica, 16th - 30th August 2019

Awarded by the Royal Drawing School, Jury: Prof. Eileen Hogan, Antje Southern, Cherry Pickles, Per Rumberg, Joe Balfour

Let’s Talk about the Anthropocene, group exhibition, University of Brighton, Grand Parade Gallery, 27th July - 2nd August 2019


Ash and Rind @rdsdrawingyear18 x space honey, the Medicine Gallery at Five Bells, New Cross, 24th -26th May

We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective exhibition at Stour Space, London, 22nd - 30th April

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, the Mall Galleries, London, 5th - 17th March


The Drawing Year 2017-18 End of Year exhibition - Royal Drawing School, Nov 2018 - Jan 2019

Best of the Drawing Year 2018 - Christies, November

Open Studios - SPACE studios, Mare St, November - December

Holding - Group Exhibition - Cass Art Kingston, October


Alterity Studies: Being Drawn - Publication - Centre for Alterity Studies, July

Slurry, Rot and Ilk - Solo Exhibition - Walden School, May - June

Fruiting Bodies in the Forest School - Online Publication - The Learned Pig, August
In Addition - Group Exhibition - Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, April
CoLaboratory - Group Exhibition - Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenee's, London, April
A Mushrooming in the Biology Labs - Solo Exhibition - Walden School, Saffron Walden, March

Yours, Comes Comitis - Group Exhibition - Firstsite, Colchester, April-May

Curiosity: Art & The Pleasures of Knowing - Illustrated Trail for Hayward Touring Exhibitions - Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, September
Norwich University of the Arts Degree Show - July
Bishops Art Prize - Finalists Exhibition - The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, June
Resist Absolute Fixity - Group Project with Avis Newman, Norwich University of the Arts, March

The Fakename Collection - Group Project comprising an exhibition at Norwich University of the Arts and a Lecture in the Benefactor's Room at Norwich Castle Museum, October


Tutor for Young Artists Programme, Royal Drawing School - September 2018 - Present
Visiting Artist at Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts - May 2017, May 2016
Artist in Residence at Walden School, Saffron Walden, Essex - September 2015 - July 2017


Trustees Prize, Royal Drawing School 2018

Jennifer Davey Memorial Award for Fine Art 2012/13


UK Royal Collection, Sir Moritz-Heyman Collection, Private Collections