Glenn "Glenno" Smith

 

Glenn "Glenno" Smith is an art mercenary, living in Sydney with his beautiful wife Gina and cats, Pachinko and Pancetta. His over-achievements can be seen via Instagram - @glennoart.  He spends most of his illustration time making international and local metal bands seem like powerful wizards, punk bands seem like earnest street-fighters while he himself is a humble conduit of pure creative energy lighting the mediocratic corners of the world with hope.... 

Despite the humour and his obvious need to take on work that allows him to pay rent in this over-blown metropolis, he takes his art (and illustration especially) very seriously.  He has worked within industries that see art as a means to making product... hence his curatorship of four exhibitions based around t-shirts, gig-posters, low-brow art/craft and self-published comics. He has been published internationally 6 times in the last 3 years, in group books that have dealt mainly in his reputation as a rock artist. He enjoys lino-cutting, curating a monthly show for emerging artists, printing, self-publishing and designs close to 100 t-shirt designs a year. He works long hours and loves it, the sicko, but has started to concentrate on gallery-ready art with a view to a long-time coming retrospective show. He also rocks out in Sydney band Chinese Burns Unit because everyone should be in a band. You can say hi to him and hit him up for commissions at the extremely ill-conceived and short-sighted email address - retardmetal@hotmail.com