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 Studio Art Centers International, 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 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 is currently working on her new animation installation combining painting and holography about time and non-local consciousness.

See more about Kathy Smith’s art and interviews here

Selected Grants and Awards
see full listing in Curriculum Vitae

Indefinable Moods Winner Best Animated Short USA Film Festival
Indefinable Moods Winner Best Animated Film Convergence Art Festival Providence Rhode Island
Indefinable Moods First Place Winner at the Computer Graphics International Digital Media Art Track Award City University of Hong Kong
Indefinable Moods Silver Award at Prix Leonardo Italy
Indefinable Moods First Place Winner in the Experimental Category Rhode Island Film Festival
Production Grant from the Australian Film Commission for ‘Indefinable Moods’
Women’s Technology Support Scheme Grant from Australian Film Commission
Artist in residence at the Santa Monica Studio L.A. from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
Bronze Award for ‘Living on the Comet’ Expo of Short Film & Video New York
Desiderius Orban Art Award for painting & animation awarded by the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council
The Sydney Morning Herald Traveling Art Scholarship for painting.