Ed Smiley

Ed Smiley is noted for his vivid and colorful abstractions.  His recent work is primarily in acrylic and direct acrylic transfer of scanned, modified and computer generated forms.  He has also exhibited works in gouache,oil, alkyd, silkscreen, intaglio, collage, xerography, assemblage and kinetic light boxes.  He has studied many things; art, engineering, and computers, and has worked as a dishwasher, bean raker, software engineer, ironworker, software architect, bookstore clerk, cannery worker, and housepainter.  

Selected Shows:

Paintings One Man Show TrendSetter, 6223 Hwy 9 Felton, CA  April 4, 2014  April 25, 2014 

Abstractions: Pure Color, Shape, Form and Imagination  Juried  Pacific Art League Palo Alto  February 3, 2014  February 28, 2014 

Absolutely Abstract  Invitational  Santa Cruz Main Library  September 28, 2013  January 11, 2014  

All Those Figures  Juried  Santa Cruz Art League  August 17, 2013   September 15, 2013 

16th Annual Open ISAP International Exhibition  Juried  Paso Robles Art Association The Showroom Gallery Aug 1 2013 – September 2 2013

Rapture! One Man Show, Chamouflage Santa Cruz April 2013

Eyeball Music One Man Show, Art Revór Santa Cruz November 2012

Día de los Muertos en Santa Cruz Invitational Michaelangelo Gallery November 2012

Abstracts 2012 Group Invitational Davenport Gallery, Davenport CA June 2012

Wayward Offspring One Man Show Leeds Gallery Santa Cruz CA June 1 – July 5 2012

Reinventions One Man Show Boyer Gallery Pacific Grove Art Center April 13 – May 24 2012

Local Essence Group Show Santa Cruz Art League March 25 – April 15 2012

ISAP Invitational Exhibition for Signature Members Invitational Paso Robles September 14, 2011- October 8, 2011

Undulations One Man Show Swirl, Santa Cruz CA April 30, 2011 -September 30, 2011 Images

Abstract Juried Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA March 23, 2011 -April 29, 2011

Recent Paintings One Man Show Santa Cruz Art League February 12, 2011 -March 6, 2011

International Society of Acrylic Painters 13th Annual Exhibit Juried Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA July 31, 2010 -August 30, 2010

Transference of Light Juried Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA June 30, 2010 -July 30, 2010

Recent Paintings One Man Show Santa Cruz Office of Education April 30, 2010 -August 30, 2010

Recent Paintings and Collages One Man Show Santa Cruz Library April 30, 2010 -July 30, 2010

Stroke of Luck One Man Show Louden Nelson Center, Santa Cruz CA February 1, 2010 -February 28, 2010

Recent Works One Man Show Sockshop and Shoe Company, Santa Cruz CA January 1, 2010 -January 31, 2010

National Drawing and Sculpture Exhibit Juried Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA December 1, 2009 -December 31, 2009

Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting