"a conceptual visionary...uniquely brainy-funny-edgy-naughty style...Julia is an interdisciplinary maker, switching deftly between performance, video, film, photography, and printmaking. We love the way Julia's images make us think, shudder and laugh, sometimes all at once."
Betsy Boyd, Baltimore Fishbowl
"worst portrayal and rip off to fame ever...."
comment posted via Facebook on Kidrobot KRonikle
Julia Kim Smith is a conceptual artist whose work explores issues of identity, memory, and the artistic, social, and political landscape. Her working method is interdisciplinary, and her projects take the form of performance, video, film, photography, and printmaking. Smith's debut solo show at the Creative Alliance, a collaborative installation with writer David Beaudouin on the post-9/11 American psyche, was hailed by Glenn McNatt, The Baltimore Sun, as "a stupendous achievement of minimalist, conceptual art that ought to forever lay to rest the idea that such work is no more than a dry intellectual exercise. This is art of unflinching intelligence, great passion and overwhelming emotional impact."
Smith's shows include White Box, New York City; A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825; The LAB, San Francisco; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; The Metro Gallery, Station North, Maryland Art Place, Creative Alliance, Baltimore; and Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul. Her screenings include Slamdance Film Festival, Park City; Slamdance on the Road: The Engine Collision Festival with David Lynch, Hollywood; Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin; San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; San Francisco Documentary Film Festival; and Maryland Film Festival Opening Night with Bobcat Goldthwait.
Smith's work has been covered by Angry Asian Man, GQ, Hypebeast, Juxtapoz, Kidrobot KRonikle, Oasis Magazine (Saudi Arabia), ShortList (UK), among others.
Smith is an A.I.R. Gallery National Artist, Brooklyn. The first all-female cooperative gallery in the United States, A.I.R. Gallery opened in SoHo in 1972. Its alumni include Nancy Spero and Louise Bourgeois. Smith's work has been honored with the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Photography, the LOUIE Award, and Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington awards. She has served as feature films programmer for Slamdance Film Festival, Los Angeles and Park City, and as a volunteer at HopeWell Cancer Support, Brooklandville, Maryland.
She received her M.F.A. in Visual Communication from University of Michigan where she was the recipient of the Rackham Fellowship. She worked as senior designer at the PBS and NPR affiliate WETA, Washington, DC, adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art, and, most recently, as consultant and designer for Outloud LLC, Baltimore. Her greeting card line SLANT was honored with the LOUIE Award and has been featured nationally at arango, Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Kate's Paperie, National Building Museum, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Store Ltd, Urban Outfitters, and Whitney Museum of American Art Store Next Door.…Read More