Rod Smith

CULTURAL GROUP:
Kwakwaka'wakw

BORN:
March 6, 1966

BIRTHPLACE:
Vancouver, BC

Rod Smith was taught by his father, late Kwakwaka'wakw artist Harris Smith (Lalkawilas). Rod has been given two names; Thaelkualis – He Who Feasts the People Till Morning and Galuyagmi – Great First Birth. 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.

  • Spyhop Killerwhale - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $900.00
  • Seal - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $1,200.00
  • Seal - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $1,200.00
  • Salmon - Basswood Sculpture on Driftwood


    Rod Smith
    $1,600.00
  • Salmon - Basswood Sculpture on Driftwood


    Rod Smith
    $1,100.00
  • Loon - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $1,100.00
  • Loon - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $1,100.00
  • Warm Summer Nights - Turned Wood Vase


    Rod Smith
    $900.00
  • Ebb and Flow - Yellow Cedar Paddle


    Rod Smith
    $2,400.00
  • Trust - Bentwood Box


    Rod Smith
    $1,200.00
  • That's a Wrap - Maple Bowl


    Rod Smith
    $1,600.00
  • The Wonder - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $500.00
  • Pulsar - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $500.00
  • Entwined - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $500.00
  • Beloved - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $800.00
  • A Sense of Purpose - Oak Plate


    Rod Smith
    $860.00
  • Go Go Go - Bamboo Vase


    Rod Smith
    $1,400.00
  • Patience and Understanding - Red Cedar Vase


    Rod Smith
    $1,600.00
  • Ironic Twist - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $1,000.00
  • Seal - Basswood Sculpture


    Rod Smith
    $500.00