Dianne Smith

Artist, Public Speaker, and Educator in New York

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Dianne Smith's career as a multidisciplinary artist began over twenty years ago as an abstract painter.

Her group and solo exhibitions include When the Tropics Are Quiet, Garner Arts Center, Two Turntables and a Microphone at The Bronx Museum, and Visions for Our Future Echoes of Our Past at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design. The Way We Remember, and Uptown Triennial, at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, and Re:Harlem, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Her work also extends to costume design for The Vicksburg Project, Mabou Mines; I Dream a Dream That Dreams Back at Me; a Juneteenth Celebration, Lincoln Center; and set design, A Walk Into Slavery, Billie Holiday Theatre. And co-curator, costume designer, and installations for Archer Aymes Lost And Found Retrospective: A Juneteenth Exhibition,Park Avenue Armory. She is a Nancy Graves Foundation Awards Grant Recipient and received a Fulbright from The United States Consulate General in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Smith was the Director of Public Engagement at Allentown Art Museum and Adjunct Professor at City College of New York Department of Education. Her work is in The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Bronx Museum, The Brodsky Organization, and the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art.

In addition, her papers are in the Barnard College Library Archives and Special Collections. Smith is a Bronx native of Belizean descent. She received her Master's in Creative Practice (MFA) from Transart Institute via Plymouth University, U.K., in Berlin, Germany. Smith currently lives and works in Harlem, New York.

  • Work
    • Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Education
    • MFA Transart Institute, Via Plymouth Univ, UK
    • Berlin
    • Germany