Alexandria Smith (b. 1981, Bronx, NY) earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, MA in Art Education from New York University, and MFA in Painting and Drawing from Parsons The New School for Design in 2010. Smith is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Golden Foundation Residency, Rush Arts Summer Residency, the Vermont Studio Center Residency and the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship. Most recently she was awarded the Fountainhead Residency 2015, Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and AIR Gallery Fellowship for 2014/15. Recent exhibitions in New York include: Scaramouche Gallery, The Schomburg Center, Thierry Goldberg Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery. Recent press includes the Huffington Post: “Alexandria Smith’s Adorably Grotesque Cartoons Explore What Little Girls Are Made Of”, “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Artmakers You Should Know Under 40” and “10 Female Artists To Watch in 2013”. Smith lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.