Krista Smith

lives and works in New York. Student of New York Academy of Art. Krista Smith about her work: „My need to observe, analyze, even scrutinize female form is rooted in personal experience and insecurity brought on by the constant nagging of American culture, and its set of aesthetic ideals. As a woman painting about women, I continually run into contradictions that challenge me. My aim is to continue in this direction and make paintings that function to confront its viewer about the on-going feminist conversation in society and art. I am searching for more clever ways to make art that reveals a kind of social critique of both the work and its viewer. “

Education/ Travel
Ontario College of Art and Design University, BFA- Drawing and Painting 2008-2011
Abroad Studies in Art History and Painting, Florence Italy 2006
Self Directed Study in Painting, France 2011-12
The New York Academy of Art, Manhattan New York 2012-present day
Spinnerei Residency program, Leipzig Germany, summer 2013

Solo Exhibitions
2012 Women and Form
La Dame du Castellet, France

Group Exhibitions
2013 Spaces, New York Academy of Art
Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art

2012 HEADS, New York Academy of At
Deck the Walls, Wilkinson Gallery
Sur la Trace d’eux, Chantiers de la Lune, La-Seyne Sur Mer, France
La Bourse du Travail, L’amicale des beaux arts, La Seyne Sur Mer, France

2011 Experience Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz, Mississauga
Women and War, Gallery Moos, Toronto
Beyond Certainty: Flaws of Form, Propeller Center for the Arts, Toronto
20 Something Else, Gallery CC, Toronto
Next Big Thing, OCAD Student Gallery, Toronto
The Show Off: 96th Annual OCAD University Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto
Paint Rocks, OCAD University, Toronto
The Art of the Figure, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto

2010 It’s a Wrap, X-Space Cultural Center, Toronto
The Art of the Figure, OCAD, Toronto

Awards/Grants
2013 The New York Academy of Art residency program in Leipzig Germany-Spinnerei
2012 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation/Grant in the amount of $15,000.00 CAD

Publications
“Krista Smith du Castellet” By Olivier Barbet, Article du 25 Mai, Vars Matin,2012
“Artist inspired by stories of women and war- Ancaster native’s work on display in south of France” By Mike Pearson, Hamilton News, May 10, 2012
“Ancaster native enjoys a moment in the spotlight at Tribeca Ball” By Mike Pearson, Hamilton News, April 18, 2013

Contact
kristasmithstudio@gmail.com