About Samantha Keely Smith
In my tumultuous fictional landscapes I evoke our awakening anxieties about our fraught and fragile place in an ever-changing and constantly reactive environment. My work demonstrates the chaotic consequences of a culture arrogantly minimizing its role in environmental crisis.
My landscapes are amorphous and imprecise. They are not literal illustrations of particular places or even elements, but they are clearly representations of both natural energy and our human nature as we grapple with our place, and role, in an environment in flux.
Born in Harlow, Essex, England, New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith moved to the United States as a child with her family.
Smith started her College Education at the School of Visual Arts, NYC. She also attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, earning her BFA in Painting.