Heather Kai Smith

Heather Kai Smith is an artist who currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, USA. She completed her MFA at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2017), and her BFA in Drawing at the Alberta College of Art and Design (2009). Her current practice explores the potential embedded within archival images of protest, collectivity, and intentional communities activated through observational drawing. Smith has attended residencies across the United States and in Germany, while exhibiting her work within a variety of institutional and non-conventional spaces. Recent exhibitions include: The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), studio e gallery (Seattle), The Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery (Vancouver). She is currently a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.