Trevor H. Smith is an artist and freelance writer.

Recently completed MA Fine Art at UWE, Bristol, where the work has focused on or stemmed from the connections between language, place, and identity. Walking, spoken word, and drawing have emerged as the dominant outcomes of these interests.

On writing:

‘Trevor writes in a unique and accessible style, which enriches the understanding and appreciation of art for a range of audiences and consistently demonstrates that he can respond creatively to a brief and meet deadlines.’
– Testomonial from Hand in Glove, 2017

Other testimonials can be found here.

Based in Bath, Trevor has written for national and South West-based publications and was selected for the 2017-18 a-n Artists Information Company Writer Development Programme. Trevor is available as an editor and proof-reader for artist statements, essays, and applications.

Recent writing Nicola Grellier – today

Trevor H. Smith Artist CV 2020 (PDF File)

Bath School of Art & Design 2009-2012 (BA Hons Fine Art)
UWE Bristol 2017-2020 (MA Fine Art)


Labour of Love published in Polemical Magazine

FOAM, CentreSpace Gallery, Bristol

In These Interesting Times, AIRSpace Gallery, Altrincham

Consumption: Hidden Self, B&Q Superstore, Reading
May Day May Day All Works Will Be Shown, Spike Island Test Space, Bristol
Trading Love, Tontine Building, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Shape Arts 4oth Birthday Bonanza, Platform, Southwark
These Rose-tinted Glasses Have Never Let Me Down, 44AD, Bath
The iPhone Residency, Serf, Leeds (collab. Will Kendrick)
I’ve never been there but I know what it looks like (collab. Will Kendrick), AiR Sandnes, Norway
Hanging Instructions, Bath Fringe Festival
A Dream is Real as Long as it Lasts (collab. Will Kendrick), Glasgow International, Glasgow
On the Edge of a Continent, Glasgow International, Glasgow


Beacons, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
The Nostalgia Project, Bristol Biennial, Bristol
Portal, Bristol Biennial, Bristol
A Wave Looks the Same From Above and Below, Lacuna Crux, Bristol
Bending Light, BV Studios, Bristol
Relay, Ovada, Oxford

Past Perfect, The Looking Glass, Bristol
I Used to be an Adventurer Like You, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol
Love and Other Utopias, Site Festival, Stroud
Trawler, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol
Some of These Over There, 44AD, Bath
Depth Charge, 44AD, Bath
Proxy, Trove, Birmingham
We Will Only Know Ourselves Through the Eyes of Each Other, Abingdon
Holidays, The Jam Factory, Oxford

Out of Office, Abingdon
Meanwhile part II, John Hansard Gallery Offsite Exhibition, Southampton
Platform 2012, Bristol Diving School, Bristol
Site Unseen, Truman Brewery, London
Paper, Bristol
BSAD Degree Show, Bath Spa University, Bath
Browser, Bristol Biennial, Bristol
Server, Bristol Biennial, Bristol
Grey Area, Fringe Arts Festival, Bath
Number Sixteen, Cardiff
Dis Locate, Milsom Place, Bath

Volte Face, St. James’ Wine Vaults, Bath
Library Show, BSAD, Bath

About Time, Walcot Chapel, Bath
Showcase, BSAD, Bath

Curatorial Project
2014 – present       

Collaborative Practice
2012 – present

Awards / Residencies

Writer in Residence Inventory of Behaviours, Tate Exchange
Writer in Residence Od Arts Festival

a-n Writer Development Programme 2017-18

Collaboration w/ Will Kendrick AiR Sandnes, Norway
Collaboration w/ Will Kendrick iPhone Residency

Writer in Residence, Art in Bearpit

Platform Professional Development Winner
John Purcell Printmakers Award Winner
Bath School of Art & Design, Blogger Bursary Winner
a-n Artists Information Company, Annual Blogger Awards Runner-Up

Bath School of Art & Design Alumni Day guest speaker and panelist

Bath School of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture
Bath School of Art & Design, Putting Text Into Context (text-based art workshop)

Bath School of Art & Design, Visiting Artist Lecture
Bath School of Art & Design, Putting Text Into Context (text-based art workshop)
Bath School of Art & Design, Degree Show Catalogue Consultant


Twitter: @trevorhsmith_