Smith was born in 1972 in Dallas, TX where he attended Arts
Magnet High School and Brookhaven
College before graduating from Washington University
in St. Louis, MO with a BFA in Printmaking in 1995.
Smith received his MFA in Sculpture from the
of the Arts in San Francisco
in 2005. He has received
artist-in-residencies from the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley,
CA and the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France.
In 1996, Smith was a recipient of the Clare
Hart DeGolyer grant from the Dallas Museum of Art.
Smith’s work has been exhibited at Hå Gamle
Prestegard, National Art and Culture Center of Norway, Gallery Mark Hachem (Paris, France) and throughout
the United States including the Austin Museum of Art, Arthouse at the
Center (Austin), Galveston Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Francisco), Southern Exposure (San
Francisco), Grand Rapids Art Museum, Oakland Arts Museum, Berkeley Art Center, Richmond Art
Rosa Art and Nature Preserve (Napa), Dean Lesher Center for the Arts
(California), Holter Museum of Art (Montana), Northwest Art Center
Dakota), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), Guerilla Arts (Dallas), Wichita Falls Museum of Art (Texas), the Armory Art Center (Florida), Scion Installation Center
(Los Angeles), the Grace Museum (Abilene, TX) and the
McKinney Avenue Contemporary (Dallas), among others. In 2006, he was
commissioned to create a monumental public sculpture in San Francisco,
His work is in the permanent collection at
the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Washington DC,
the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Explora Science Museum in Albuquerque, NM, and the
Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. Smith
currently resides in Austin, Texas.
photo by Teresa Rafidi