Sam Shmith is an Australian artist based in Melbourne and New York. He has held seven solo exhibitions since graduating from RMIT, Melbourne in 2005. Shmith moved to New York in 2012, where he worked as studio director for the artist Adam Pendleton.
Shmith’s work has been exhibited at museums including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide; the RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne; and the Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. His works are in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra; the Murray Art Museum, Albury; Artbank; the Patrick Corrigan Collection; the Macquarie Group Collection; and private collections throughout Australia and the United Kingdom.
Shmith was the winner of the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize and the Patrick Corrigan AM Acquisitive Award. His work was acquired by the Murray Art Museum in their National Photography Prize. He been shortlisted for the Blake Prize for Religious and Spiritual Art, the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, the Fleurieu Art Prize for Landscape and the Albury Art Prize. Shmith has been a recipient of development grants through the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria, and has received residency fellow positions at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, New York and the BSA Ralph Woodford Residency, New South Wales.