Heather Kai Smith is a visual artist who currently lives and works in the unceded Coast Salish Territory known as Vancouver, BC.

She completed her MFA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2017), and her BFA in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design (2009). Her current practice explores the potential embedded within archival images of protest, collectivity and intentional communities activated through drawing, observation and iteration. Rooted in the practice of drawing, her work has lent itself to projects in animation, printmaking and installation.

Smith has attended residencies across the United States and in Germany, while exhibiting her work within a variety of institutional and non-conventional spaces. Smith has participated in and facilitated workshops and collaborative projects across Canada and the United States. Her visual work was recently exhibited in Beginning with the Seventies: Collective Acts, at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in Vancouver, BC curated by Lorna Brown. She is also the founder of Great Women Animators: a database which documents the history of women in animation from the 1800s-now.
She is currently a non-regular faculty member in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Copyright Heather Kai Smith, 2019