Barb Smith-Untitled (Family)-2018-Ceramic, bronze, extracted pencil eraser, bubble wand, stolen pool chalk, air dry clay, Aqua Resin, terracotta, mask making latex, cooking twine, baby powder-16 x 8.75 x 2 inches

Barb Smith

Barb Smith (b. 1979) is a Ridgewood, Queens based artist born in Kokomo, Indiana. Her work exists in a wide range of media including photography, video, and sculpture and invites reflection on one’s relationship to the material world as navigated by and through the body. Exhibitions include Apperception at Purdue University (solo), Unexpired Time at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mesa, AZ (solo) as well as selected group exhibitions at the Queens Museum (Queens, NY), Brennan & Griffin (NY,NY), Páramo Gallery (Guadalajara, Mexico), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), A.I.R. Gallery (NY, NY), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), UICA (Grand Rapids, MI), and CoCA Seattle (Seattle, WA). Smith was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture (2011) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012). Her writing has been featured in The Shawangunk Review, No Dear Magazine, The Saint Lucy, Makhzin, and The Brooklyn Rail. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Bard College. Smith lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.