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Walter Smith was born in Philadelphia, PA . 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.

Selected Exhibitions

1988 - 2015​

 Twin Rivers 22nd Annual Multimedia Festival

September 11, 12, 2015, Asheville, NC

DigitalScapes; an exhibition of photographic digital collages, North Charleston City Gallery, North Charleston, SC. June 2005

Artist In Residency; South Carolina State Parks 2004

Computer Art; solo exhibition,

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

Visiting Artist Residency; Brandywine Workshop

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; The Fun House,

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.

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Grant; PA. Council on the Arts

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

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Grant; PA Council on the Arts for video installation 1988

Art Under History;Memorial Hall / Highwire Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA. May 1988

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