Self Portrait as Sponge Crab, oil on board 2015

Self Portrait as Sponge Crab, oil on board 2015

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



Best of the Drawing Year 2018 - Christies, 9 - 14 Nov 2018
The Drawing Year 2017-18 End of Year Exhibition - Royal Drawing School, 27 Nov 2018 - 16 Jan 2019
Open Studios - SPACE, Mare St, 30 Nov - 9 Dec 2018

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


Trainee Tutor at Royal Drawing School - September 2018 - Present
Visiting Artist at Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts - May 2017, May 2016
Visiting Artist at Great Chesterford C of E Primary - January 2017
Artist in Residence at Walden School, Saffron Walden, Essex - September 2015 - July 2017


Jennifer Davey Memorial Award for Fine Art 2012/13