Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking

Alexandria Smith

Discipline: Visual Art – printmaking
Region: Wellesley, MA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist and active member of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter. She earned her B.F.A. in illustration from Syracuse University, M.A. in art education from New York University, and M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Parsons The New School for Design.

Smith completed large-scale paintings on canvas that explore the concepts of dark light and the nocturnal. These paintings were exhibited in a group exhibit at MassMoCA opening in March 2018, a group exhibit in June 2018 at Anna Marra Contemporanea in Rome, and a solo exhibit in the Spring 2019 at The Stone Gallery at Boston University. Her work will also be featured in the March 2018 Northeast issue of New American Paintings.



Alexandria Smith worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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