Roch Smith


2013play – replay Earl Selkirk Gallery Toronto, ON

2011glider | sinker  Samuel J. Zacks Gallery Toronto, ON

2008endgame Comox Valley Art Gallery Courtenay, BC

Gordie Howe Hat Trick  Portable Gallery Project  Toronto, ON

2007phantoms  ACCESS Vancouver, BC

2006as I came upon a clearing Harvey Levine Gallery Los Angeles, California

2005siren(s)  TRUCK Gallery  Calgary, Alberta

every scratch on plastic skin  COOP Gallery  Toronto, Ontario

2004disorientation Trent University Peterborough, Ontario

dislocation 1040 Queen West Toronto, Ontario

2003play house Art Gallery of York University Toronto, Ontario

2002figura  Alternator Gallery Kelowna, BC

2001The Pain of Trees Harcourt House Gallery Edmonton, Alberta

2000The Pain of Trees Comox Valley Art Gallery Courtenay, BC

1999Iconography Community Arts Council of Vancouver Gallery Vancouver, BC

1998Distance and Embrace Rogue Art Victoria, BC

The Pain of Trees DYNAMO Gallery Vancouver, BC


2014humanities and home IHR Gallery (Arizona State University) Tempe, AZ

Rock ‘em Sock ‘em – The Great Canadian Hockey Show AWOL Toronto, ON

2012GAME ON! aka gallery Saskatoon, SK (two-person exhibition)

Arena: The Hockey Exhibition The Museum Kitchener, ON

2011They’re All Hybrids Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts Toronto, ON

HotBox Riverwood Riverwood Conservancy Mississauga, ON

SNAP Gales Gallery Toronto, ON

2009Welcome to the Dollhouse TRUCK Gallery Calgary, Alberta

Ave Academia – York Faculty Exhibition Samuel J. Zacks Gallery Toronto, ON

Mail Art Olympix  Comox Valley Art Gallery Courtenay, BC

2008Arena: The Art of Hockey Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax, Nova Scotia

2006Defying Gravity Lonsdale Gallery Toronto, Ontario

Topophilia: Forming our Place  Two Rivers Gallery Prince George, BC

2005intimate display Norfolk Art Centre  Simcoe, Ontario

2004New Directions NOIZ Toronto, Ontario

2003if i ruled the world Red Head Gallery Toronto, Ontario

Crossing Borders Hopkins Hall Gallery (Ohio State University) Columbus, Ohio

art@suite500 Miles S. Nadal Management Centre Toronto, Ontario

MFA03 The Gallery Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts Toronto, Ontario2002

                   Keep Six Kauffman Building Kitchener, Ontario

VOLUMES: An Exhibition of Sculptural Books Gallery at Ceperly House Burnaby, BC

2001Boxed: Round 2 Pugilism in Contemporary Art Museum London London, Ontario

SUBJECTS & Symbols: from the permanent collection two rivers gallery Prince George, BC

The Art of the Book ECIAD Media Gallery Vancouver, BC

artropolis CBC Building Vancouver, BC

2000Transformations Nanaimo Art Gallery Nanaimo, BC

Workforces Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site Steveston, BC

1999Book - Writ Large Community Arts Council Gallery Vancouver, BC

From the Gigantic to the Miniature Seymour Art Gallery Deep Cove, BC

Transformations Prince George Art Gallery Prince George, BC

1998artWORk BC Festival of the Arts Prince George, BC

Transforming Identities Gulf of Georgia Cannery Historic Site Steveston, BC

Transformations Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam, BC

1997Browser (artropolis) The Roundhouse Vancouver, BC

Graduation Show Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Vancouver, BC

Beyond Borders 1997  VU Gallery Bellingham, Washington, USA

1996Exact Change: Art about Money Helen Pitt Gallery Vancouver, BC

1995currents: an exhibition of contemporary art L’Atelier Vancouver, BC


2003Master of Fine Arts York University Toronto, Ontario

1999Artist Residency EST•NORD•EST Centre de Sculpture St-Jean-Port-Joli, Québec

1997Bachelor of Fine Arts Emily Carr University of Art and Design Vancouver, BC

1993Bachelor of Environmental Studies University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario


2013•Earl Selkirk Gallery Toronto, ON

2011•The White House Toronto, ON

2008•Comox Valley Art Gallery Courtenay, BC

2007•ACCESS Gallery Vancouver, BC

2004 •Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario

•Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario

2003•Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1999 •Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta


Michael Wood.  “Hockey and art, strange bedfellows at Saskatoon exhibit”.

The Toronto Star March 17, 2012.

Shannon Boklaschuk.  “GAME ON! Hockey inspires art”. 

Saskatoon Express March 19, 2013.

This Great Society “WORK” May 2011 www.thisgreatsociety.com

Jennifer McVeigh.  “Other voices, other rooms: How a house becomes the repository of memory”

Calgary Herald  November 19, 2005.

Margot Berill.  “Rage against the dying of the light” Essay for siren(s).  November/December 2005.

Margot Berill and Jen Armstrong.  “intimate display” exhibition catalogue.  September 2005.Margot

Berrill.  “Balancing act”  Curatorial essay for disorientation.  September/October 2004.

Jen Armstrong.  “if I ruled the world” Red Head Gallery catalogue essay June/July 2003 pp. 16-17

Sarah Campbell.  “figura bold” Artichoke Spring 2003 pp. 36-37

Lori-Anne Charlton.  “G.I. Joe given dignity through art” The Daily Courier August 2, 2002 p. C10

Maureen Fenniak.  “P. Roch Smith plays Mr. Dressup” Vue Weekly April 19 – 25, 2001 p. 41

Gilbert Bouchard.  CBC Radio Edmonton Interview April 11, 2001 for The Pain of Trees

Gilbert Bouchard.  “Smith has sew much to say about masculine identity” Edmonton Journal  March 30, 2001

Paula Gustafson.  “P. Roch Smith on Vancouver Island” World Sculpture News Spring 2000 pp. 81-82.

Paula Gustafson.  “Elements of Identity” Artichoke Spring 2000 pp. 44-45

Christopher Brayshaw. "Exhibits worth seeing before gallery closes" Vancouver Courier November 21, 1999