Smith's photographs investigate the peculiarities that often go overlooked within the ordinary spaces we inhabit. She is interested in revealing an unexpected sense of humor found in these environments. Her work has been exhibited at the Fort Mason Center, Root Division, San Francisco City Hall, MarinMOCA, Cordon | Potts Gallery, RayKo Photo Center, Berkeley Art Center, The Bascom, Garrison Art Center, Davis Orton Gallery, and the SE Center of Photography. Smith's photographs are included in the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, TX and the Pilara Foundation in San Francisco, CA. In recent years, she has been an artist-in-residence at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Penland School of Crafts, The Hambidge Center, Vyt - Art Students League of New York, and the Rensing Center.
Smith was raised in the suburbs of Boston, and after many years living in Manhattan and San Francisco, now resides in Western Massachusetts. She has worked as an photography instructor for Putney Student Travel’s Excel programs and served as art teacher and program manager for Good For Kids Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Since 2008, Smith has taught and directed Oxbow Summer Art Camp, a teen immersion program at The Oxbow School in Napa, CA. She is also the co-founder and director of Green Art Workshop, a nonprofit which encourages the re-envisioning of everyday materials and environmental awareness in the creative process.