Alexandria Smith

Fusing the intellectual and the intuitive, coming from an authentic place

“High and low are my twin inspirations”

Alexandria Smith splits her time between Brooklyn and Wellesley, Massachusetts; she studied art at Syracuse University and New York’s Parsons The New School for Design, as well as studying art education at New York University. Building on that foundation, she has shown her work widely, from the Queens Museum, the New Museum, and Pioneer Works, all in New York, to the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in Massachusetts, Houston’s Project Row Houses, and Galerie Placido, in Paris. Smith has taken to the podium many times, lecturing at renowned institutions such as Massachusetts’ Wellesley College and Tufts University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Bennington College in Maine. She has won coveted awards like a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and top-flight fellowships and residencies at places like Maine’s Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and New Hampshire’s MacDowell Colony.