Ned Smyth (b. 1948, New York, NY) was among the first sculptors to work with architectural concepts and build site-specific, large-scale public installations. Smyth's early work evolved from the minimalist tradition. He began by making concrete 2x4s in various lengths and arranging them to create architectonic spaces within the gallery. Moving away from historical references to Judeo-Christian culture and instead of casting architectural forms, he uses natural rock forms to create primal spaces and objects. Smyth has been exhibiting his work since 1974, including solo exhibitions at institutions such as American Craft Museum in New York, Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami in Coral Gables, along with being featured in group exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, PS1 in New York, and the New Museum in New York. Smyth lives and works on Shelter Island, NY.