Julia Kim Smith is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been featured by Angry Asian Man, Animal, Art F City, artnet News, GQ, Hypebeast, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, kottke.org, Paper Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and international media outlets. Her films have received premieres at Slamdance Film Festival, Cinequest Film Festival, Center For Asian American Media CAAMFest, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, and Maryland Film Festival. Her multidisciplinary work has been featured in national and international group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; White Box, New York; Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, China; Maryland Art Place; The Creative Alliance, Baltimore; Feminist Art Conference, Toronto, Canada; Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India; Experimental Media: Cyber In Securities at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC; and Exquisite Corpse at Fuse Art Place, Bradford, UK and Cologne, Germany. Smith serves on The Creative Alliance’s Board of Trustees and as a Slamdance Film Festival programmer. She is a former A.I.R. Gallery artist, a Rubys Artist Grant recipient, a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award recipient, a two-time Creative Capital semi-finalist, and a two-time Sondheim Prize semi-finalist. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from The University of Michigan where she was the recipient of a Rackham Fellowship. She worked as senior designer at the PBS and NPR affiliate WETA, Washington, DC, and has led design workshops at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her 3-D 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.
I am a true believer in the power of art to make the world a better place. Through much of my work, I take on issues of racism, sexism, misrepresentation, and underrepresentation—by any means necessary. My projects take the form of new media, video, film, photography, printmaking, and craft.
“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.”
Glenn McNatt, The Baltimore Sun
“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
“what I see in [the artists] is a cohesive and vitally important social force....The artists in the show all inject a twenty-first century impetus into that most enduring of seventies feminist conceptions: the personal is political.” Celebrating Kindred Spirits and Strange Bedfellows: A.I.R. National & International Exhibition
Curator: Catherine J. Morris, Brooklyn Museum, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art