SchoolArt + Design
Visiting Artist in Photography + Integrated Media
Elisa Smith is an artist, curator, space facilitator, and educator, in non-hierarchical order. Her work began by utilizing photography, video, installation, and performance to examine internal structures of memory, abstraction, process, and storytelling. In working collaboratively alongside artists in alternative spaces, her work evolved into a practice of community building and examining the histories and narrative qualities of performed labor. Smith received a BFA in Photography from Ohio University in 2009 and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Her projects have been exhibited in The Netherlands, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Ohio, and Philadelphia. She is currently Co-founder and Executive Director of Columbus Printed Arts Center and mother to her young son.