b. 1989
Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Long Island, NY
info@luciensmithstudio.com

Lucien Smith is a multidisciplinary artist. Shortly after earning a degree in Fine Arts from The Cooper Union — his mostly abstract paintings earned him international acclaim. Following what seemed like overnight success Smith battled with some of the pitfalls of gaining notoriety so early. It was during this period that Smith launched Serving the People a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide young artists with opportunity and support.

Press

123 STP You and Me
Interview: William Corman
Photography: David "Shadi" Perez
SNEEZE MAG - No. 49
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After Years of Ridicule, Kenny Schachter Has Kissed and Made Up With Zombie Formalist Lucien Smith...
Interview: Kenny Schachter
Artnet - August 5, 2021

Lucien Smith and Julia Fox star in offbeat new film, Fire Finder
Photography Nolan Zangas
Dazed Digital - June 4 2021

Lucien Smith: A Constant Return
Interview by Saam Niami
Photos by Lea Winkler

Office Magazine - September 18, 2020

Fed Up With Speculators, Artist Lucien Smith Quit His Galleries. Now He’s Been Rewarded With His First Solo Museum Show
Interview: Henri Neuendorf
Artnet - August 18, 2020

Lucien Smith Wants to Be the Jeff Bezos of Nonprofit Directors
Interview: Ella Huzenis
Interview Magazine - August 26, 2020

Lucien Smith is still disrupting the art world
Interview by Ryan White
i-D Magazine - August 13, 2020

Newly Minted Artists, Facing a Precarious Future, Take Action
Text by Hilarie M. Sheets
The New York Times - May 22, 2020

Serve the People
Interview Bill Powers
Photography:  Bill Taylor
Office Magazine - May 14, 2018

Lucien Smith and Virgil Abloh Host a Party for Art Show “Friends”
Photo: Madison McGaw
Vogue - May 2, 2018

Hiding Out in Montauk with Lucien Smith
Interview: Thom Bettridge
Photography: Angelo Baque
SSENSE

Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell, and Lucien Smith Party in the South Bronx
Text by Nick Remsen
Vogue - October 30, 2015

Has the Market for ‘Zombie Formalists’ Evaporated?
Text by Eileen Kinsella
Artnet - October 5, 2015

Lucien Smith Refocuses On Art Amid the Spectacle
Interview by Nate Freeman
T Magazine - July 17, 2015

Art World Darling Lucien Smith Can’t Wait to Escape the Art World
Interview by Elien Blue Becque
Vanity Fair - June 6, 2014

A Wunderkind Artist Summons a Barely Bygone New York
Text by Julie Baumgardner
T Magazine - May 7, 2013

Now Recalling | ‘Imagined Nostalgia’
Text by Sara Moonves
T Magazine - May 5, 2011