Jenny Smith

 A former lawyer, Auckland based cast glass artist Jenny Smith creates abstract works inspired by nature “to convey a sense of timeless strength”. From the delicate folds and sumptueous colours of her “Silk Roads: Patterns of Time” and the texturised bold forms of her Landscapes series, Smith seeks to evoke the sense of place, history, and drama that is embedded in our landscape.

She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, the USA, UK, and France. Her critically acclaimed work has seen Smith be a finalist in the prestigious Australian Ranamok Glass Prize, and has twice won People’s Choice Prize at NZ Glass Society Members’ Exhibitions. In 2006 she was selected from glass artists worldwide by a British curator for a book titled "50 Distinguished Contemporary Artists in Glass."


Jul 2007 Finalist in Ranamok Glass prize

Mar 2006 People's Choice award, NZSAG Members' Exhibition, Auckland

Jul 2005 Finalist in Ranamok Glass prize

Sep 2004 Honourable mention, 'Blown away - new forms in glass', juried online exhibition,

Jan 2004 People's Choice award, NZSAG Members' Exhibition, Wanganui

public commissions

Apr 2007 Mayor of Auckland's Community Safety Awards 2007


Dec 2009 Looking Glass: reflecting ideas, 2009 catalogue

Dec 2008 NZ House and Garden

Oct 2008 NZ Lawyer

Aug 2007 Ranamok Glass Prize catalogue

Late 2006 '50 Distinguished Contemporary Artists in Glass', IL Publishers, London

Feb 2006 National Business Review, 10/2/06. Critics' Choice column. Material Matters Exhibition

Sep 2005 Canberra Times, 5 September, p8, Ranamok Glass Prize

Aug 2005 Ranamok Glass Prize catalogue

May 2005 Video on selected New Zealand glass artists, presented at GAS conference, Adelaide, South Australia

Sep 2004 Juror's statement. 'Blown away - new forms in glass', juried online exhibition

Feb 2004 NZ Herald 25/2/04, pB7. Art Guide. Translucence Exhibition

recent selected exhibitions

2010 Shapeshifter 2010, Lower Hutt Civic Gardens

2009 Looking Glass: reflecting ideas, Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui and touring

Sculpture on the Hong Kong Sea, Hong Kong

The Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D wards, Whakatane

Encore 09, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney

Sealink Small Sculpture Prize, Waiheke Community Gallery, Waiheke

2008 NZ Sculpture on Shore, Fort Takapuna, Auckland

Arcytype, Glass Artists’ Gallery, Sydney

Shapeshifter 2008, Civic Gardens and The New Dowse, Lower Hutt

2007 Bombay Sapphire Blue Room, Auckland and Wellington

Ranamok Glass Prize Exhibition, touring Australia Aug 07 to Jul 08

New Glass: Totem Towers, solo exhibition, Milford Galleries Queenstown

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