Born 1981, Bronx, New York
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom
Alexandria Smith earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Painting and Drawing from Parsons The New School for Design. Smith was co-organizer of the collective, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM) from 2016-18. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018-2019 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, the Virginia A. Myers Fellowship at the University of Iowa and the 2013-2015 Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. Residencies include MacDowell, Bemis, Yaddo and LMCC Process Space. Recent exhibitions include her solo, Monuments to an Effigy at the Queens Museum, NY; The deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA; The Windows Invitational at the Davis Museum, MA and The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night at Mass MoCA, MA.
Through a regenerative collage process, Alexandria Smith creates paintings, drawings, and installations defined by a unique relationship to the body and responsive to notions of cultural difference.