Alexandria Smith - Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing - School of Art and Art History

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Alexandria Smith - Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing - School of Art and Art History
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist based in London and New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, the Virginia A. Myers Fellowship at the University of Iowa and the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies including MacDowell, Bemis, Yaddo and LMCC Process Space. Alexandria is currently Head of Programme, Painting at the Royal College of Art.
 
Smith’s recent exhibitions include her first solo museum exhibit, Monuments to an Effigy at the Queens Museum in NYC; a solo exhibition, In Praise of Shadows at Anna Zorina Gallery in NYC; a site-specific commission for The deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and a site-specific commission for the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. She was also included in a major painting survey exhibition at Mass MoCA entitled The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night. Alexandria has a forthcoming solo exhibition and site-specific commission at the Currier Museum (Manchester, NH) entitled, Memoirs of a Ghost Girlhood: a Black Girl’s Window in July 2021.

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