Welcome to the official site for Portland-based artist Arvie Smith. Here you will be able to view collections of his work, learn about his accomplishments and community involvement, and learn what inspires his work.
Through Arvie’s paintings, he challenges the viewer to confront both historical and modern injustices facing African American’s.
Feel free to contact Arvie if you would like to feature his work or are interested in learning about pieces that may be available.
The APEX Exhibit
Artist Arvie Smith talks about his APEX exhibition at the Portland Art Museum in 2016.
Spring 2018 15’x24’ Mural – Commissioned by PDC and installed on the Natural Grocers building on corner of NE Alberta and Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, Oregon.
Fall 2018 12’x40’ Mural – Commissioned by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and installed on the Garlington Center structure on NE Morris and Martin Luther King Blvd., Portland, Oregon.
Arvie Smith interviews with OPB’s April Baer during State of Wonder on July 30, 2016.