Biography

Kathy Smith is an Australian artist who has been working with painting, animation, installation and sound since 1982.

After graduating from Visual Communication Design at Sydney College of the Arts in 1985, she studied and worked in Europe at the Dr Denise Hickey studio residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris and under the Dyason Bequest study grant at SACI College of Art & Design, Florence, Italy; awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW, the Australia Council and The Sydney Morning Herald Traveling Art Prize.

Since 1984, Kathy's works have been screened internationally, including SIGGRAPH N-Space Art Gallery, Sundance Film Festival, New York Digital Salon, Hiroshima, Anima Mundi, and Ottawa International Animation Festivals. She has a record of achievement in research and creative work spanning thirty five years. This includes international research residencies in France, Italy and the USA funded by the Australian Network for Art & Technology, the Australia Council and Screen Australia. Kathy has exhibited at group and solo exhibitions such as Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Conservatorio di Santa Maria degli Angeli, Florence, Italy, the Australian National Gallery, Canberra and Tamarind Art Gallery New York City, NY.

Kathy recently completed Slippages | Grace about time, non-local consciousness and expanded awareness at the point of death. She is now working on a series of paintings and drawings including VR dream moments exploring animation as consciousness.

See more about Kathy Smith’s art and interviews here

Selected Grants, Screenings and Awards
see full listing in Curriculum Vitae