Brendan Smith lives and works in New York. Brendan (American, b. 1983) received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Yale School of Art. Smith uses trowels to apply and manipulate paint across the surface of the canvas in a dynamic repertoire of strokes, splatters, and deliberate movements he categorizes as “finishes”. Smith’s workmanlike approach to crafting systems of movement exhibits a mechanical understanding of painting.