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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

JULIA SMITH

JULIA SMITH

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Artist Work

American As Fuck
2018
Laser-cut oil board, spray paint
15 x 44"
Selfie Mirror
2018
Etched hand mirror, rope, enamel American flag pin, microphone stand
Variable
What To Wear To A Protest
2017
Satchel, spray paint
11 x 17 x 5”
The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore
2015
Video
Why
2012
Video
With Banksy
2011
Web-based and archival pigment print
12 x 18"

Why

The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Media Arts, Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
Prior to 2012

Artist Statement

Through my work, I address issues of racism, sexism, misrepresentation, and underrepresentation through traditional and new media. In particular, I am interested in the pervasive influence of the internet and its tools on society. I use both to inform my practice and to question what constitutes truth–and whose truth?

Artist Bio

Julia Kim Smith is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been featured by Angry Asian ManAnimalArt F Cityartnet NewsGQHypebeastHyperallergicJuxtapozkottke.orgMs.Paper MagazineThe AtlanticThe 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. Smith has exhibited nationally and internationally with new media and feminist artists Renee Cox, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Kate Durbin, Hasan Elahi, Coco Fusco, Poppy Jackson, Rupi Kaur, Sarah Maple, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Phranc, Joyce J. Scott, Annie Sprinkle, Diane Torr, Sue Williams, Martha Wilson, and Barbara Zucker.

Smith serves on The Creative Alliance’s Board of Trustees. She is a former A.I.R. Gallery artist, Rubys Artist Grant recipient, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award recipient, two-time Creative Capital semi-finalist, and three-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.