Smith holds a BFA from New York University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in New York at the Visual Studies Workshop, Gallery Henoch, Gulf and Western Gallery, The School at the International Center of Photography, and at Cantor Film Center. Smith’s recent Bay Area exhibitions include shows at Fort Mason Center, Root Division, San Francisco City Hall, MarinMOCA, Cordon | Potts Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, RayKo Photo Center, Inclusions Gallery, and Book & Job Gallery. Her work is part of the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX and the Pilara Foundation, in San Francisco, CA.
Since 2001, Smith has worked as an Art Instructor for NYU’s Community Collaborations, Putney Student Travel’s Excel programs, and the International Center of Photography. Most recently, Smith has taught and directed art programs for Good For Kids Foundation, The Oxbow School, and Academy of Art University. Smith is a Co-Founder/Director of Green Art Workshop, a Bay Area eco-conscious nonprofit program which encourages students to re-envision everyday materials.