To view all work available by Artist Andrew Smenos visit artsy. The painter and sculptor Andrew Smenos is a graduate of The Ringling College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Daily Beast and ArtInfo. Andrew lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Smenos lovingly hand carves childlike images from wood which he paints and then mounts on pedestals to serve as models for these large sized paintings. Each angle of the roughly hewn woden toys are painted with a sophisticated understanding of light shadow and color. The deliberate center placement of the figures, painted in an assured and knowing manner calls into question what is viewed through the adult eye when viewing these totems of lost childhood. Smenos work will be appearing at the 2013 Miami Art Basel exhibition.

Adult people tend to be very disconnected from whimsical kid stuff. They tend to shun the stuff that once made so much sense to them…like sinking the stepping-stones that got you so far. The stuff I make is more about finding balance and making peace with the things that got us to where we are now.


  • The Daily Beast – ArtInfo – Art Fag City at the L Magazine – The New York Times – FecalFace

Selected Exhibitions

  • Grey Matter, Maxwell Alexander Gallery. Los Angeles, CA., 2013
  • Pulse Art Fair, Freight and Volume, Miami, FL, 2012
  • Do Something Else To It, Freight and Volume. New York, NY, 2012
  • The Double Dirty Dozen, Freight and Volume. New York, NY, 2012
  • One Hundred Dollars, LittleField, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
  • Permanent Collection, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
  • Up From The Deep, TNC Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
  • Theriomorphous Entourage, Gallery Centotto. Brooklyn, NY, 2012
  • Canvas to Canvas, Recess Gallery. New York, NY, 2012
  • Synaesthesia, Present Company Gallery. Brooklyn, NY, 2012
  • The Love Show, RH Gallery, New York, NY, 2012
  • Sanctuary, One Mile Gallery. Kingston, NY, 2011
  • Architecture of Devotion, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
  • Single Fare 2, Sloan Fine Art. New York, NY, 2011
  • Deck the Walls, NYAA. New York, NY, 2010
  • Fools Gold Farm, RH Gallery. New York, NY, 2010
  • Single Fare, 224 Grand st. Brooklyn, NY, 2010
  • New Works, New Year, Salmagundi Club. New York, NY, 2010