Heather Kai Smith is an artist living and working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: the traditional unceded Indigenous territories belonging to the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh-ulh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Tsleil-Watututh peoples.
She completed her Masters of Fine Arts at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2017), and graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing (2009). Smith’s work is rooted in drawing as a practice, lending itself to projects in animation, illustration and printmaking. Her current work explores the potential embedded within historical images activated through hand drawing and installation.
Over the past ten years Smith has actively contributed to her local arts community through artist-run centre directorial work and workshop facilitation, and has regularly exhibited her artwork locally and abroad. Smith has attended residencies in Germany and across the United States and has participated in workshops, festivals and exhibitions across Canada and the United States. She is currently a non-regular faculty member at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
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