Media Arts, Visual Arts
MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)Prior to 2012
Julia Kim Smith is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been featured by Angry Asian Man, Animal, Art F City, artnet News, GQ, Hypebeast, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, kottke.org, Paper Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and international media outlets. Her films have received premieres at Slamdance Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, Center For Asian American Media CAAMFest, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and Maryland Film Festival. Her multidisciplinary work has been featured in national and international group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; White Box, New York; Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, China; Maryland Art Place; The Creative Alliance, Baltimore; Feminist Art Conference, Toronto, Canada; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India; Experimental Media: Cyber In Securities at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; and Exquisite Corpse at Fuse Art Place, Bradford, UK and Cologne, Germany. Smith serves on The Creative Alliance’s Board of Trustees and as a Slamdance Film Festival programmer. She is a former A.I.R. Gallery artist, a Rubys Artist Grant recipient, a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award recipient, a two-time Creative Capital semi-finalist, and a two-time Sondheim Prize semi-finalist. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The University of Michigan where she was the recipient of a Rackham Fellowship. She worked as senior designer at the PBS and NPR affiliate WETA, Washington, DC, and has led design workshops at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her 3-D greeting card line SLANT was honored with the LOUIE Award and has been featured nationally at arango, Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Kate’s Paperie, National Building Museum, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Store Ltd, Urban Outfitters, and Whitney Museum of American Art Store Next Door.