“I have been an artist since my earliest recollections of childhood. In those years my grandmother and I would stroll through colorful and lush gardens in my native city of Santiago, Chile. Here, she introduced me to the fabulous shapes and vibrant colors of flowers. The excitement, awe, and elation of each discovery became the palette with which I began to paint.”
Smrz always loved creating designs that are vibrant, joyful, and grand in size. Early in her professional career she painted murals in homes and commercial spaces. Eventually, She transitioned the murals onto wood panels, sculpting the design to a three-dimensional base-relief, and hinging the panels to create a free-standing screen. These sculptured screens have been shown in fine art galleries throughout United States.
Ines lives and works in Massachusetts.
2014 - The Legacy Art Exhibit - Governor Ames Estate - North Easton, MA -
2013- Digital Diversity - Morini Gallery- Mansfield, MA
2012- Blanche Ames National Art Exhibit-Honorable Mention and
voted Viewer's Favorite
2012 - Spring Show- Canton Art Association Honorable mention
2012 - Canton Art Association- February Artist of the Month
2010 Ames Free Library - Artist of the Month - North Easton, MA
2009 - Perk's Cofee House - Norwood, MA
2009 Barnes & Nobles - Walpole, MA
2009 Starbucks - Canton, MA
2008 Mystic Art Show - Mystic, CT
2007 Mystic Art Show - Mystic, Conneticut,
2007 Las Olas Art Show (Howard Allen show), Ft. Lauterdale, Florida.
2007 Hyde Park Art Show- Tampa, FL
2007 Boca Art Show - (Howard Alllen show), Boca Raton, Florida Also 2006.
2007 Delray Beach Art Fair - (Howard Allen show), Delray Beach, Florida.
Also 2006, 2005.
2007 Artigras - Jupiter, Florida.
2006 Monument Square Art Show - Racine, WI. Award of Excellence
2005 Solo Show - Schauer Art Center - Hartford, WI
2005 Oakbrook Fine Arts FAir - Oakbrook, Il. Invitational. 2004,2003,2006.
2005 Artstreet Fine Arts Fair- Green Bay, WI Also 2003, 2004, 2006.
2005 Morning Glory Fine Crafts Art Fair - WDCC- Marcus Center- Milwaukee, WI
2005 Gold Coast Art Fair - Chicago, IL. Juried. Also 2003, 2004, 2005.
2005 Art In The Park -. Appleton Art Center, Appleton, WI. Juried.
2005 Kohler Art Fair - JM Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI .Juried Also 2004,2006.
2005 Oshkosh Museum Art Show - Oshkosh, WI. Juried.
2005 Strawberry Art Fair - Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, WI. Juried. Award: Best of
Painting. Also 2003,2004,2006.
2005 Monument Square Art Fair - Racine, WI. Juried. Award of Excellence
2005 Promanade of Art - Arlington Heights, IL . Juried. Also 2004, 2003.
2005 St. Charles Downtown Art Fair - St. Charles, IL. Juried. Also 2004.
2005 42nd Annual Marshfield Art Fair - Marshfield WI . Juried
2005 The Grove Arts Show - Elm Grove, WI. Juried. Also 2003,2004.
2005 Vero Riverside Fine Art Fair - Vero Beach, Florida. Juried.
2005 Downtown Dunedin Fine Arts Fair - Dunedin, Florida. Juried.
2005 Indialantic Fine Arts Fair - Indialantic, Florida. Juried.
2005 Aventura Fine Arts Show- Aventura, Florida. Juried.
2004 Wisconsin Club - Annual Art Show for members. Milwaukee, WI
2004 Wausau Festival of Arts. Wausau, Wisconsin. Juried. Also 2004.
2004 Oakbrook Fine Art Exhibition - Oakbrook, Illinois. Invitational. Also 2003,2004.
2004 Strawberry Fair- Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg,WI. Juried. Award: Best of Show
2004 Hinsdale Downtown Fine Arts Show - Hinsdale, Illinois. Juried..
2004 Virtual Mix - Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors exhibit at University of
2004 Solo Exhibit - North Shore Presbetyrian Church- Shorewood, Wisconsin.
2003 Solo Show--Ines Smrz Art Exhibit - Latino Arts Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2003 Concepts in Art Gallery - North Miami Beach, Florida.
2003 Art in the Park- Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
2003 Katie Gingrass Gallery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2002 Hopkins Fine Art Gallery - Scottsdale, Arizona
2002 Port Clinton - Highland Park, Illinois
2001 Raku Gallery - Jerome, Arizona
2001 Wit Gallery - Lenox, Massachusetts.
2001 Windsors Gallery - Boca Raton, Florida.
2000 DeLind Fine Art Gallery - Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1999 EXPO - New York City, New York.
1998 The Gallery Shop - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
1997 EXPO - New York City, New York.
1996 Lakefront Festival of Arts - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Juried
1996 Kohler Art Festival - Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Juried. Award
1996 Milwaukee Teachers of Art - 55th Annual Membership Exhibit.Juried. Award.
1995 Milwaukee Teachers of Art - 54th Annual Membership Exhibit. Juried. Award.
1995 Portraits: Self, Family, Friends - Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors
Membership Show, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Juried.
1995 Frost and Fantasies - Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Juried.
1995 Harvest Festival of Arts - Ozaukee Art Center, Ozaukee, Wisconsin.Juried.
1991 Shapes of Color - Group Show, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1991 Landscapes and Furniture - Group Show, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee,
1989 Group Show - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1989 Whitt-Kraus Gallery - Palm Desert, California.
1989 Duncan Gallery - Hudson, Ohio.
1989 Cupola House Gallery - Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
1988 Premier Gallery - Fredricksburg, Virginia.
1988 Group Show - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
1987 Lakefront Festival of Arts - Milwaukee Art Museum.Juried. People's Choice Award.
1987 Twelve Women Artists - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
1987 Summer Group Show - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
1987 Morning Glory Art Festival - Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. People's Choice Award.
1987 Waterfront Gallery at The Abbey Resort on LakeGeneva,Fontana,Wisconsin.
1986 Response '86 - Wisconsin Women in the Arts, University of Wisconsi Juried.
1986 Wisconsin Attitude - Cudahy Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum. Juried.
1986 Morning Glory Art Festival - Chs.Allis Art Museum,Milwaukee,Wisconsin.
1986 New Works - Gilman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.