About

About

Rona Smith is an artist based in London working mainly in sculpture and installation in the public realm. Rona draws on her interest in heritage architecture, period design and sacred geometry to create sculptures and gates which reference the history of their site and the purpose of the building they inhabit.

Given the permanent nature of Rona’s recent work, she aims to establish a sense of timelessness by employing classical principles of design alongside a freer, playful approach to imagery.

In addition to public works, Rona also makes experimental, materials-based works which inform her commissions. Many of these works are inspired by physical processes, especially those that are triggered when objects and buildings in the urban environment are neglected. Build-up of dust, sun-bleaching, flooding and damp are some of the processes that are exploited. These works look to explore themes of control and abandonment and are inspired by the subtle transformations that occur in deserted spaces and unused objects.

Rona is currently working on three new permanent public works commissioned by The Crown Estate, JC Decaux and Hull City Council. She has completed two major London public commissions: An Age, An Instant in New Burlington Mews, Regent Street, and North Elevation at Lumen United Reformed Church, Russell Square.

Rona was born in London in 1983 and has a Fine Art degree from Leeds University. In addition to her art practice, Rona enjoys urban exploration, trading antique jewellery and discussing herself in the third person.

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Rona works in sculpture and installation. She draws on her interest in heritage architecture, period design and sacred geometry to create sculptures and gates which reference the history of their sites.

Given the permanent nature of Rona’s recent work, she aims to establish a sense of timelessness by employing classical principles of design alongside a freer, playful approach to imagery.

Rona is currently working on three new permanent works commissioned by The Crown Estate, JC Decaux and Hull City Council. She has completed two major London public commissions: An Age, An Instant in New Burlington Mews, Regent Street, and North Elevation at Lumen United Reformed Church, Russell Square.

In addition to public works, Rona also makes experimental, materials-based works which inform her commissions. These works look to explore themes of control and abandonment and are inspired by deterioration that occurs when objects and buildings in the urban environment are neglected. Build-up of dust, sun-bleaching and flooding are some of the processes that are exploited.

Rona was born in London in 1983 and has a Fine Art degree from Leeds University.