Rod Smith

CULTURAL GROUP:
Kwakwaka'wakw

BORN:
March 6, 1966

BIRTHPLACE:
Vancouver, BC

Rod Smith (Galuyagmi “Great First Birth”) was taught by his father, late Kwakwaka'wakw artist Harris Smith (Lalkawilas). He often works in basswood, red and yellow cedar, arbutus, and maple. Rod is perhaps best known for his precise and elegant painting style. His pieces include sculptures, masks, poles, original paintings, plates, vessels, bowls, and bentwood boxes. In 2002, Rod completed an 8-foot pole in collaboration with his father and his brother, Kwakwaka'wakw artist Steve Smith, and they finished the pole here at Lattimer Gallery. In 2005, Rod was featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibition that opened at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY. In 2013, Rod and Steve were featured in an exhibition titled Collaboration & Contrast at Lattimer Gallery.

  • Tempest - Maple and Cedar Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $700.00
  • Seal - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $1,000.00
  • Spyhop Killerwhale - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $800.00
  • Salmon - Basswood Sculpture on Driftwood


    Rod Smith
    $640.00
  • Splish Splash - Turned Maple Burl Bowl


    Rod Smith
    $900.00
  • Whispering Wind - Bentwood Box


    Rod Smith
    $650.00
  • Play Time - Turned Maple Burl Bowl


    Rod Smith
    $800.00
  • Salmon Swirl - Turned Maple Bowl


    Rod Smith
    $950.00
  • Loon - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $880.00
  • Perfect Balance - Red Cedar Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $350.00
  • Sweet Harmony - Red Cedar Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $350.00
  • Eclipse - Turned Maple Plate


    Rod Smith
    $1,600.00
  • Salute - Red Cedar Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $350.00
  • Rouge - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $350.00
  • Stormy - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $350.00
  • Paladin - Red Cedar Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $700.00