About the Artist
Born in Maine, Kathi Smith is a New England artist and educator. Smith’s work reflects her landscape, in which she invites close observation of familiar-seeming places and their narratives. Smith’s reputation and career are rapidly growing. In the past three years, she has participated in many regional and national exhibitions, and four prestigious residencies. She received a full fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to the Vermont Studio Center and has been a Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Maine. She is also a fellow of the Alfred and Trafford Klotts international residency in Brittany, France, supported by Maryland Institute of Art. In July 2013 Artscope Magazine featured her in "Kathi Smith’s New England", and in May of 2015 she was featured in Maine Home and Design in the article "Expressive Impression". She holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Southern Maine, and a MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire. She currently teaches studio arts at Husson University in Bangor.
Preferred Audiences: Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Visual Art, Visual Arts, Drawing, Charcoal, Graphite, Ink, Painting, Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Black and White, Color, Block cut, Multi-Disciplinary