Photo: © Kevin Scanlon Used with permission.Win­ston Smith’s tech­nique of cut­ting out by hand and glu­ing each indi­vid­ual ele­ment has inspired a gen­er­a­tion of artists.


He is clas­si­cally trained in Renais­sance art, hav­ing left the U.S. in 1969 to study at the Acad­emy of Fine Arts in Flo­rence, where he lived for sev­eral years before mov­ing to Rome.


Over the last 35 years, Win­ston has had numer­ous one-man shows in San Fran­cisco, Los Ange­les, New York City, Lon­don, Berlin, Antwerp, Rome and Tokyo, as well as group shows through­out the United States and Europe.


“Win­ston Smith’s col­lage art is a cut­ting sociopo­lit­i­cal com­men­tary on the late 20th Cen­tury.  Irrev­er­ent in style, each unique piece is burst­ing with color and kinetic ideas.”  – H.R. Giger




  • Los Ange­les, CAToo Fast to Live Too Young to Die, Group Show Curated by Shep­ard Fairey — Sub­lim­i­nal Projects Gallery (Feb­ru­ary, 2011)
  • San Fran­cisco, CATokyo Pop!!, Joint Show with Kosuke Kawa­mura — Five­points Art­house (Feb­ru­ary, 2011)
  • Tokyo, Japan33 Idols, Joint Show with Kosuke Kawa­mura — Super Deluxe (Octo­ber, 2010)
  • San Fran­cisco, CA Deep Dimen­sion, Solo Exhi­bi­tion — Robert Berman E6 Gallery (Octo­ber, 2010)
  • Santa Mon­ica, CAIn God We Trust, Inc., Solo Exhi­bi­tion — Copro Gallery, Berg­amot Sta­tion (Octo­ber, 2009)
  • Santa Fe, NM — Group Exhi­bi­tion — Pop Gallery Santa Fe (Octo­ber, 2008)
  • San Fran­cisco, CAYou’re Just No Fun Any­more, Solo Exhi­bi­tion — Glama-Rama Salon (August, 2008)
  • Santa Mon­ica, CAAlex Stein­weiss, Cre­ator of the Album Cover, Group Show — Robert Berman Gallery, Berg­amot Sta­tion (Jan­u­ary, 2008)
  • Detroit, MICar­nivora: The Dark Art of the Auto­mo­bile, Group Show — CPop Gallery (Jan­u­ary, 2008)
  • Okla­homa City, CAPop Sur­re­al­ism, Group Show with Frank Kozik — Eleanor Kirk­patrick Gallery (April, 2007)
  • San Fran­cisco, CAThe Four Horse­men of the Apoc­a­lypse, With Robert Williams, Eric Kroll, Charles Krafft — Shoot­ing Gallery (Novem­ber, 2005)
  • World TourAgainst the Grain, Cus­tom Twin Fin Surf­boards Designed by Punk Leg­ends (Sum­mer, 2005)
  • Hol­ly­wood, CAAdven­tures in Ille­gal Art, Group Show (May, 2005)
  • San Fran­cisco, CASci-Fi West­ern Show, Group Show (Jan­u­ary, 2003)
  • New York, NYUntouched by Human Hands, Solo Exhi­bi­tion — Fuse Gallery (Octo­ber, 2002)
  • San Fran­cisco, CAPropaghanda, Group Show with Aidan Hughes and Shep­ard Fairey — 66 Balmy Gallery (Jan­u­ary, 2002)
  • Detroit, MIOnly an Ani­mal Could Under­stand, Solo Exhi­bi­tion — CPop Gallery (Sep­tem­ber, 2001)
  • Rome, Torino, Bologna, MilanGod Told Me to Skin You Alive, Group Tour with Jello Biafra (May, 2001)
  • New York, NYAll Quiet on the West­ern Front, Group Show — Max Fish (April, 2001)
  • San Fran­cisco, CANo Turn­ing Back, Solo Exhi­bi­tion — Cul­ture Cache Gallery (Feb­ru­ary, 2001)




  • Free Uni­ver­sity of San Fran­ciscoSan Fran­cisco (March, 2011)
  • Loy­ola Uni­ver­sityChicago, IL (March, 2006)
  • Saint Mary’s Col­lege -South Bend, IN (March, 2006)
  • San Fran­cisco Art Insti­tute — San Fran­cisco, CA (c. 1998)
  • Var­i­ous other lec­tures and pre­sen­ta­tions for high school and col­lege level groups.






Con­tact us.  Win­ston pro­duces cus­tom com­mis­sions, posters and album art.  A selec­tion of orig­i­nals from 1977 to the present are avail­able to seri­ous col­lec­tors.