Heather Kai Smith is a visual artist and educator working from Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC, the traditional territories of the Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, and Stzuminus people. She completed her BFA in drawing from Alberta University of the Arts (2009) and her MFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2017). Her practice explores the potential embedded within archival images of protest, collectivity, and intentional communities activated through drawing, observation, and iteration. Her work has lent itself to animation, printmaking, and installation projects, emphasizing collaboration.

Smith has attended residencies across Canada, the United States, and Germany while exhibiting her work within various institutional and non-conventional spaces. Smith has taught visual arts classes at The University of Chicago, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Vancouver Island University. Recent independent and collaborative work has been shown at: The Reva and David Logan Center Gallery (Chicago), The Vancouver Art Gallery, Tallinn Art Hall (Estonia), The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), studio e gallery (Seattle), and The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver).

To get in touch, please e-mail: heatherkai.smith(at)gmail.com

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