Phillip K. Smith III Faceted Disc 15, 2015 Painted fiberglass 30 x 30 x 19.55 in. $20,000 Part of Zzyzx Redux, organized by Bernard Leibov On view at Intersect Palm Springs, February 10 – 13, 2022
After growing up in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. From his Palm Desert, CA studio, he creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, form, color, light + shadow, environment, and change. Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating large scaled temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition. All of these installations are featured in his latest catalog titled Five Installations published by Grand Central Press. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond; and the artist was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA as well as at the Newark Museum. The artist’s work was also included in the exhibition and catalog Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha.