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Rolin Smith

Painter, Illustrator and Designer based in Nashville, TN

Rolin is a painter and geometric designer; using mediums in pen and ink, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media and digital manipulation. He mainly focuses on two different styles he calls Structure and Chaos but also finds Balance with abstract impressionistic butterflies and wildflowers. His Structure series consists of symmetric geometric designs while his Chaos series focuses on abstract expression.

Rolin loves expressive color and much of his work comes from his life experiences. Artists that have been influential to him are Paul Klee, Yayoi Kusama, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, Josef Albers, M.C. Escher, Claude Monet and Frank Stella.

Rolin is happily married to his wife, Mary, and they have four furbabies; Bell, Milo, Stella and Teddy. 


Current and Upcoming Events: 


Downtown Presbyterian Church 

154 5th Ave N.

Nashville, TN 37219

January 1, 2020 - present


Past Events:

Biennial exhibition, Origins in Geometry

Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

3109 Carlisle St

Dallas TX, 75204

Exhibition dates: July 26 - October 2, 2019

Exhibiting Artist

July 1 - August 1, 2018

Story Forge

720 Rundle Ave

Nashville, TN 37210

Featured Artist of the Month
October 15 - November 15, 2017
Divine Art Café
604 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

Exhibiting Artist
August/September 2017
Erabellum Artisan CO-OP
11 Arcade Alley
Nashville, TN 37219

Artist-in-Residence at Southern Grist Brewery
​July/August 2017
Southern Grist Brewery
1201 Porter Rd
Nashville, TN 37206

14th Annual Tomato Art Festival
August 12, 2017
​East Nashville, TN

Tolerance, Love, Justice, Kindness and Compassion Group Exhibition
Gordon Jewish Community Center
​April 1st - 30th 2017

Gordon Jewish Community Center
​801 Percy Warner Blvd.
​Nashville, TN 37205

Solo Exhibition at Refinery Nashville
November 1st - 30th 2016

Refinery Nashville
438 Houston St. Suite 263
Nashville, TN 37203

Nine Month Exhibition at Center 615
February 15, 2016 - November 15, 2016

Center 615
615 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

Artist-in-Residency at Alt/Art Gallery
 March 1st 2016 - November 30th, 2016

Alt/Art Gallery
231 5th Ave North, 3rd Floor
Nashville, TN 37219

​TAL Members show at Corvidae Collective Gallery
February 1st- April 30th 2016

Corvidae Collective Gallery
11 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219

RAW Underground Artist Hollywood, CA Showcase
January 14, 2016

Boulevard 3
6523 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Solo Exhibition at Atmalogy
November 16 - 22, 2015

2320 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Artist-in-Residency at the Tennessee Art League
September 1st 2014 - January 31st 2016

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37219

Monthly group exhibition at the Tennessee Art League
August 1st, 2013 - April 30th, 2016

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37219

Solo Exhibition : Retrospect at Refinery Nashville
July 1st - July 31st 2015

Refinery Nashville
438 Houston St. Suite 263
Nashville, TN 37203

Exhibiting artist at This Little Light Creative Glass Art and Gallery
May 2015 - July 2015
This Light Creative Glass Art and Gallery
4334 Old Hickory Blvd.
Old Hickory, TN 37138

RAW Underground Artist Nashville Showcase
February 26, 2015

Cannery Ballroom
1 Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37203

Exhibition at Gallery 44 Arcade
August 1st - September 27th 2014

Ethel Smith Gallery at the Tennessee art League Solo Exhibition
May 1st -31st 2014

Tennessee Art League
219 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37219

Untitled Nashville:
Undone - Group Exhibition at 507 Main November 16, 2013
Full Tilt - Group Exhibition at the Corsair Distillery September 14, 2012

Whites Creek Fall Festival at The Fontanel September 1, 2012

Woofstock: A Benefit for  Bonaparte's Retreat August 20, 2012

Park Center's How About Dinner and a Movie Charity Auction
February 23, 2017 at the Belcourt Theatre
​February 28, 2013 at the Belcourt Theatre
February 27, 2012 at the Belcourt Theatre

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