Gerry Smith is a text-based artist. In 1998 he graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking. In 2010 he gained an MFA (Intermedia Art) from Edinburgh College of Art. In the period in between he did stuff. He has been working with words for what seems to have been a very long time.
Influenced by OULIPO and the Fluxus artists, his concern with reductive forms has led to his very own slant on punctuation poetry. He has also published a number of books, including an anthology imaginatively entitled I am a text-based artist – Selected Words (1998-2008).