Adam Parker Smith (b. 1978) is a New York based sculptor. He attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has exhibited widely in the US as well as internationally in both galleries and museums.
In recent years, Adam Parker Smith has become a prominent name on the international art scene. His sculptures, while giving the appearance of being mere ready-mades of flimsy balloons and inflatable pool floats, are in fact deceptively sturdy constructions of steel, bronze, resin and fiberglass. As a result, Smith’s practice reaches an almost surreal state: the depicted objects, wry and misplaced balloons seemingly deflating before one’s eyes, are instead solid and everlasting sculptures in disguise.
Adam Parker Smith has exhibited with prominent galleries such as The Hole in New York, Honor Fraser in L.A. and Galerie Sho Contemporary in Tokyo, and his works have been displayed at numerous institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum and The Times museum in Guangzhou, China. Smith’s work has been written about in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America, The Village Voice, ArtForum.com, Modern Painters, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, The New York Post and many more.