Smith received her BA in Urban Design from Stanford University, did coursework at Art Center College of Design and the University of California at La Jolla, and received her MA in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University in 2006. Smith has lived in India, Nepal, England, and New York and has exhibited widely. Smith speaks French and some Hindi and Spanish.
A producer/director of award-winning documentaries and films, committed to focusing attention on critical issues such as public health, human rights, art, and religion. Extensive experience managing people, projects, and time constraints as well as understanding and meeting the requirements of living and working in the US and abroad. A producer/director who completes projects creatively, on time and within budget.
Smith's paintings are the result of numerous influences and experiences: M.F. Turner's paintings, flea markets and their vendor/storytellers, New York while it rains black green, Le Corbusier's chapel at Ronchamp, a particular lunch with the residents of an insane asylum in France, geography, butterflies, Fred Astaire, the new clean cold that November always seems to bring, kindergarten, billowy pillow clouds, the very wet green grasses of California Aprils, James Bond movies, religious culture, her son's natural birth, her father's death, and of course the color red.
It all comes down to this: people, words, pictures, effort, and chaos