Born 1954 in Glens Falls, NY. Lives and works in New York City and Bolton Landing, NY.
Rebecca Smith spent her early years in Washington, DC. She was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and The New York Studio School. First exhibiting in 1977, she has made art in various media including painting, performance, sculpture and tape drawing installation. She exhibited in the 1980’s with LedisFlam, one of the first art galleries in Brooklyn. Her work has been collected by the Brooklyn Museum, the Microsoft Collection, the Tarra-Warra Museum of Art, Australia and the Albright-Knox Collection, among other institutions.
In 2013 she co-curated with Ruth Hardinger and exhibited in Emissions: Images from the Mixing Layer at the Great Gallery, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and mounted a solo exhibition of sculptures and drawings entitled Atmosphere at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2014. She exhibited a large sculpture, Noctilucent Clouds (2015), in Here and Above: A Dialogue Between Sculptures at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, which has been acquired by the museum and is installed 25 feet high on its atrium wall. Also in 2015 Smith curated and exhibited in a group show, Climate Contemporary, that presented the work of five artists using climate change as subject matter. She has had two solo sculpture exhibitions with Hionas Gallery, NYC: Interference in 2013 and Strata in 2016.
21st Century Abstract Painting and SculptureSeptember 28th-October 28th, 2016
Curated by Gerald Jackson