Heather Smith

Harper-Schmidt Fellow, Visual Arts
Logan Center 237
Teaching at UChicago since 2019

Heather Kai Smith is a visual artist from Calgary, AB, Canada. She completed her MFA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and her BFA in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Her current practice explores the potential embedded within archival images of protest, collectivity, and intentional communities activated through drawing, observation and iteration. Rooted in the practice of drawing, her work has lent itself to projects in animation, printmaking, and installation.

Smith has attended residencies across the United States and in Germany, while exhibiting her work within a variety of institutional and non-conventional spaces. Smith has participated in and facilitated workshops and collaborative projects across Canada and the United States, most recently teaching undergraduate classes at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada). Recent exhibitions include: The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), studio e gallery (Seattle), The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver).