Alexandria Smith’s multi-media practice, which includes collage, drawing, painting and performance; explores the awkwardness of developing an identity through the lens of childhood and adolescence. Smith received her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, an MA in Art Education from New York University and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Parsons, The New School for Design in 2010. Alexandria is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rush Arts Summer Residency, the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship and the Educational Alliance Fellowship to attend the Vermont Studio Center Residency in 2011. Her work has been widely collected locally and internationally and exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions. Most recently, her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Rush Arts Gallery in NYC and Reginald Ingraham Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. Alexandria was recently included in two articles by the Huffington Post: “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Artmakers You Should Know Under 40” and “10 Female Artists To Watch in 2013”. She will be attending the Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency this summer. Alexandria currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.