Josi Smit - CV

b. 1993 /

2014-2018  BFA with Distinction, Sculpture/Installation + Creative Writing minor, OCAD University, Toronto
2011-2013  Film Production, Ryerson University, Toronto

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions
2018  we always bought cherry soda on the walk home, curated by Shell Projects (Maegan Broadhurst & Barbora Racevičiūtė), *QueenSpecific, Toronto
2018  A View to a Room, curated by Juliana Zalucky, Zalucky Contemporary, Toronto

Group Exhibitions
2019  The Walls, curated by TheTheThe (Briar Gill & J. Thomas Kim,) 181 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
2019  The Rooms, curated by TheTheThe (Briar Gill & J. Thomas Kim,) 181 Brunswick Ave, Toronto
2019 The Bald Eagle’s Claw, Curated by Philip Ocampo, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2019 Annual Fundraiser Exhibition & Sale, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto
2019 The tile was still the same, Curated by Natalie Castrogiovanni, 12 Ossington Ave, Toronto
2019 λ (wavelength), Curated by Charisse Fung, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto
2018  16th BMO 1st Art Exhibition, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto
2018  Rooms, curated by Bill Clarke, Angell Gallery, Toronto
2018  Entangled: Roundtable Residency Exhibition, Dragon Academy, Toronto
2018  Fresh Paint/New Construction, curated by Michael Patten and Suzanne Viot, Art Mûr, Montreal
2018  203rd Annual Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto
2018  Pick These Up and Turn Them Around, curated by Nina Leo and Ginette Legare, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
2017  Soul: Thrifted, curated by Erika Comtois, Leaf Jerlefia, and Sean Sandusky, Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto

Scholarships and Awards
2019  Ossington Public Exhibition Career Launcher, OCAD U Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Toronto
2018  BMO 1st Art - Ontario Regional Award, Bank of Montreal
2018  Sculpture/Installation Program Medal, OCAD University
2018  Haydn Davies Memorial Award, OCAD University
2018  Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD University
2016  The Women’s Art Association of Canada - Mary Ella Dignam Scholarship, OCAD University
2013  Universal Studios Canada Scholarship in Filmmaking, Ryerson University
2012  Universal Studios Canada Scholarship in Filmmaking, Ryerson University

2018  Roundtable Residency, Dragon Academy, Toronto

Publications of Written Work
2019 We should be dancing,” The Bald Eagle’s Claw Exhibition Publication, Toronto
2018  “The Quiet Resistance of Embedded Work”, OCAD U Journal of Visual Critical Studies, Toronto
2016  “Jettisons,” Modern Laundry, Toronto
2016  In Aerate Speak, Chapbook
2015  Logo-Phile, Illustrated Broadsheet
2014  Air Signs, Chapbook

Artist Talks and Readings
2017  Guest Reader, Writing in Dangerous Times Symposium, OCAD University, Toronto
2017  Artist Talk, The Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto
2016  Featured Reader, A-L-L-I-T-E-R-A-T-I-V-E : Student Readings, OCAD University, Toronto
2016  Guest Reader, FoLASS Reading Series, OCAD University, Toronto

2018  Art Toronto, with OCAD University, Toronto

2018 “BMO 1st Art! Competition Winner Josi Smit on Loss, Moving and Toronto Rental Housing Nightmares” She Does The City, web.
2018 “The Best Toronto Art Shows in Fall 2018” by Rosemary Heather, NOW Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 02, print.

Related Experience
2019 Curatorial Assistant, Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto
2017  Studio Assistant, Roula Partheniou, Toronto
2015-2017  Co-Founder and Co-President, Vernacular Creative Writing Collective (OCAD), Toronto
2016  Program Assistant, La Roche d’Hys Domaine des Arts, Massingy-lès-Vitteaux, France
2015  Studio Assistant, Catherine Heard, Toronto