Alexandria Smith is a Brooklyn-based artist born in the Bronx, NY. Her mixed media work interweaves memory, autobiography and history to explore the awkward terrain of identity development through amorphous, hybrid characters in fictional narratives.
Her solo exhibitions include the Wanda D. Ewing Commission and Try a Little Tenderness, The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (2017); All the Women in Me, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2016); and Perpetual Adorations, Scaramouche Gallery, New York, NY (2014). Her group exhibitions include Black Pulp!, IPCNY, New York, NY, (2016) and Yale University (2015); and I found god in myself, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY (2014).
Her residencies and awards include Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, Provincetown, MA (2013-2015); Virginia A. Myers Fellowship, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (2015-2016); Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY (2016); and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Madison, ME (2015). She received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University, M.A. from New York University, and M.F.A. from Parsons The New School for Design.
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