Harold Smith is a visual artist and writer from Kansas City. He has exhibited internationally and his collected work include painting, collage, mixed media, performance, video, sound, and assemblage. He also writes for KC Studio magazine.
Harold’s work focuses on the complexity of black masculinity in America by exploring and expressing the simultaneously complementary and contradictory internal and external narratives that black men in America must navigate in order to survive and flourish.
While at MacDowell, he continued his exploration of the complexity of black masculinity in his visual art and writing. He focused on a new body of work linking his love of science fiction to his continuing series on black men.