Susan Lynn Smith

Smith holds a BFA from New York University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her photographs have been exhibited at the Visual Studies Workshop, Gulf and Western Gallery, The School at the International Center of Photography, Cantor Film Center, Fort Mason Center, Root Division, San Francisco City Hall, MarinMOCA, Cordon | Potts Gallery, Diego Rivera Gallery, RayKo Photo Center, Inclusions Gallery, The Bascom, and Berkeley Art Center. Smith's work is part of the collections at the Museum of Fine Arts - Houston, TX and the Pilara Foundation in San Francisco, CA. Smith 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, The Rensing Center, and the Lillian E. Smith Center. 

Smith grew up in the Greater Boston Area and after many years living in New York City and San Francisco, currently resides in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Smith has taught with Putney Student Travel’s Excel programs, Academy of Art University, and Good For Kids Foundation, for which she also served as program manager. Since 2008, Smith has been part staff at The Oxbow School in Napa, CA, where she first served as a photography instructor for Oxbow Summer Art Camp. She then began to direct the program in 2011. Smith is the co-founder and east coast director of Green Art Workshop, a nonprofit (est. 2012) which encourages the re-envisioning of everyday materials and environmental awareness in the creative process.