Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora who works with photography, video, installation, and design to create photographic portraits, site responsive installations, user engaged experiences, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement. Using plant matter, design and home decor elements, pattern and costuming as cultural signifiers, visual references from an array of multi-cultural influences, derived from her upbringing between Miami, Florida, Nassau, Bahamas, and Jamaica inform images and installations that examine their subject’s individual narratives. Smith’s constructed temporary habitats serve to articulate cultural subjectivities that oscillate between the roles of visitor and native, mirroring the ambiguous cultural space that her subjects occupy. Smith’s practice centers on what forms and defines communities of people color, in particular; how they are identified and represented, and how they endure.

Smith received a BFA in Photography from S.C.A.D. and an MFA in Photo/Video from SVA, NY. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at MassArt, Boston, MA, St. John’s University, Queens, NY, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The National Gallery of Jamaica and exhibited at Photoville, NY, Photo NOLA, New Orleans, and Spring Break Art Show, NY. She has presented public art installations in Newark Penn Station through The Gateway Project and Marcus Garvey Park during Flux Art Fair, Harlem and recent solo exhibitions at Space Create, Newburgh, NY and The Wassaic Project, and a forthcoming solo exhibition at Mosteratt College of Art, Boston, MA. Tiffany Smith is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

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