Walter Smith  was born in Philadelphia, PA . and from an early age developed a love for  drawing and the visual arts. He attended both Lincoln University and Philadelphia College of Art and pursued both Liberal and Fine Arts. After several years of study he joined the Philadelphia Artists Cooperative in 1987. PAC as it was known, later became the Highwire Gallery Inc. and was one of the first emerging artists cooperatives in downtown Philadelphia. His seven years as a participating member was an important contribution to his growth and success as an artist. Walter then pursued his own solo art career. His work has been shown in various exhibitions and multi-media events in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Holland and in South Carolina. Walter now makes his home in South Carolina where he continues to enjoy the creating and sharing of his art and poetry through various social media.
1988 - 2013
n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s; books: variations - 2013 & the abstract series  - 2012 @ Blurb.com
n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s; online store 2012, @ ImageKind.com
n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s;  artblog 2011 @ Wordpress.com
n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s; website 2010 @ Vistaprint.com
Art for Contemporary Mindfulness
DigitalScapes; an exhibition of photographic digital collages, North Charleston City Gallery, North Charleston, SC. June 2005
Awarded Artist In Residency; South Carolina State Parks 2004
Sometimes In the Waking the Reality is More Pressing than the Dream; solo retrospective at Villanova University Art Gallery, St Davids, Pa. January 2001
The Memories Behind You; solo exhibition, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. April- May 1998
Apertures; group exhibition, Agora Gallery, Soho, NY. May 1997
Awarded Visiting Artist Residency; Brandywine Workshop for computer and offset print media 1995
Life and Stolen Innocence; solo exhibition, Atlantic Community College, Mays Landing, NJ. February 1994
Lecture / Demonstration; computer graphic, video techniques, Atlantic Community College, Mays Landing, NJ. February 1994
In Celebration of Black History Month; group exhibition, Pavilion Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ. February 1993
Program Producer and Director; of The Fun House, a community workshop to expose young girls to the arts. Philadelphia, PA. 1991
Interdisciplinary Organizational Grant;The Fun House, Highwire Gallery, PA. Council on the Arts 1990
The World Spins Black / White; video installation, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. June 1991. Funded by the PA. Council on the Arts.
Awarded Interdisciplinary Fellowship Grant; PA. Council on the Arts for computer and video installation 1990
19 American Artists; group exhibition, Bergkerk Gallery, Deventer, Holland, July 1990
The Whipping Machine; video artist, multi-media performance at The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA. June 1989. Funded by the PA. Council on the Arts
Awarded Interdisciplinary Fellowship Grant; PA Council on the Arts for video installation 1988
Art Under History; Memorial Hall / Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. May 1988
1988 - 2001
Sometimes In the Waking the Reality is More Pressing than the Dream; review, Philadelphia City Paper, January 2001
The Worlds Spins Black / White; review, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 1991
19 American Artists; East Holland Radio, Interview, Deventer, Holland, July 1990
Art Under History; Spotlight, Highwire Gallery group exhibition, WHYY Public Broadcast Station, Philadelphia, PA. May 1988
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Experiment: Data Complex 7 | A World Apart
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