Tiffany Smith is an interdisciplinary artist from the Caribbean diaspora working in photography, video, installation, and design. Using plant matter, design and home decor elements, pattern, and costuming as cultural signifiers, Smith creates photographic portraits, site responsive installations, user engaged experiences, and assemblages focused on identity, representation, cultural ambiguity, and displacement. Visual references from an array of multi-cultural influences inform constructed environments that serve to articulate cultural subjectivities that oscillate between visitor and native roles. 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 Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in Photo/Video from School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally including shows at National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The National Gallery of Jamaica, MassArt, St. John’s University, Smack Mellon, Fjord Gallery, The Wassaic Project, Spring Break Art Show, Garner Arts Festival, Photo NOLA and Photoville. She has presented public art installations in Newark Penn Station through The Gateway Project/P.E.S. and in Marcus Garvey Park during Flux Art Fair. Recent solo exhibitions include Recess Assembly, and Montserrat College of Art. Tiffany Smith is a 2018 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Interdisciplinary Work from The New York Foundation for the Arts, a Bronx A.I.M. (37) alum, and a 2019 EnFoco Photography Fellowship Awardee. Tiffany Smith is currently a Co-Director of Ortega y Gasset Projects and based in Brooklyn, NY.

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