Smith received her B.A. from Indiana University (Bloomington), 1985 and studied at the AdBK (Akademie der Bildenden Künste) from 1986-1989 in Berlin and Nürnberg, Germany. She moved to Germany in 1986 to secure an apartment and to study painting. She found employment and continued her studies in Berlin and Nürnberg until 1992.

Recent collaborations include large-scale projects with The Charles Krug Winery and Carnival Cruise Lines. Smith has also held a grant of support from the Eli Lilly Foundation.

EDUCATION

AdBK Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Nürnberg, Germany 1986-1987 - Contemporary Fine Art
AdBK Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Berlin, Germany 1988-1989 - Contemporary Fine Art
Indiana University Bloomington, IN - School of Business / minor concentration in the German Language

EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

Tiny V, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN - December 2016
Barely There: Nude Figures, curated by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art - 2016
iMOCA vs Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN - August 2015
Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Retrospective, Indianapolis Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN - April 2014

Self Portraits, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN - July 2013
Kinsey Institute Group Show, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - 
May 2012
Gallery Artists Group Show, ArtBox Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - June 2012
Kinsey Institute Group Show, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN - May 2011
Contemporary Figurative Show, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN - July 2011
Chemical Still Life Abstracted, Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena, CA - 
September 2010
Sundance Film Festival, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT - January 2010
ORANJE, Ross-Gage Industrial, Indianapolis, IN - September 2008
Elements, Midtown Artery Gallery, Greenville, SC - June 2008
A Certain Chemical Imbalance, Tim Faulkner Gallery, Louisville, KY - May 2008
Brown Paper Packages, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - December 2008
Florence Biennale, Fortezza de Basso, Florence, Italy - December 2007
Stutz Artists Group Show, Stutz Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - July 2007
White, What You Crave, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - December 2007
Gold, Frankincense & Spurs, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - December 2006
Crimson & Clover, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - December 2005
Blue, Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN - December 2004

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Carnival Cruise Lines Worldwide Fleet – Miami, FL
The Eli Lilly Collection – Indianapolis, IN
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts - Toronto, Canada

The Wine Advocate / Robert Parker, Jr. – Baltimore, MD
Peter Mondavi – Napa Valley, CA
Charles Krug Winery Collection – St. Helena, CA
Starbucks Corp – Seattle, WA
Kinsey Institute, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
University of Texas - Austin, TX

Estridge Companies – Indianapolis, IN
The Block Collection – Deer Valley, UT
Mercer & Belanger LLP – Indianapolis, IN
Hondros Collection – Brooklyn, NY
Fantinato Fondazione – Venice, Italy
Midtown Artery Collection – Greenville, SC
William Bailey Collection – Avon, IN
Anton Klinger Foundation – Nürnberg, Germany
Pearl Pathways – Indianapolis, IN
Todd C. Tobias Foundation Collection – Indianapolis, IN
David Steinberg Collection – Alexandria, VA

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Unite Magazine – Feature print magazine article, June 2014
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 26
Artist profile, 2014
Curve Magazine – Feature print magazine article, March 2014
The Advocate Magazine – Feature online article, March 2013
Chemical & Engineering News – Feature online article, July 2010

GRANTS, HONORS 

Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship – 2013 / 2014
     • Awarded/Funded by the Eli Lilly Foundation; Administered by Indianapolis Arts Council

Kinsey Institute – Indiana University 2011 / 2012
     • How Soon Is Now? - 2010, Mixed Media on canvas 48”x48”. Selected by Kinsey Institute to hang in the collection for 2011 at the School of Fine Arts / Grunwald Gallery.
     • Duchess of Canterbury in Early Morning Light - 2011, Mixed Media on canvas 36”x48”. Selected by Kinsey Institute to hang in the collection for 2012 at the School of Fine Arts / Grunwald Gallery. Gallery Visitor’s Choice Award 2012.

Florence Biennale – Florence, Italy 2007
     • Invitation by International Jury [National Academy of Art (India); Museum of Contemporary Art (Brazil); Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)]

WORKSHOPS 

Wet-Plate / Collodion, Master Photographer Dale Bernstein, Indianapolis – 2013 / 2014
     • Dale Bernstein has assisted or studied under
Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, Arnold Newman, Robert Mapplethorpe and Irving Penn