Julia Kim Smith

Upcoming / Current

Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist 2018 (Finalists and exhibition dates TBA)

Selfie Mirror posted on @dailytrumpet curated by Jonathan Horowitz, March 9, 2018

Selfie Mirror exhibiting in Currents: Abortion at A.I.R. Gallery
Currents: Abortion featured in
Artforum, “Artguide: Must-See New York,” February 2018
Ms., Nicholl Paratore, “Visualizing Reproductive Justice Under Trump,” February 2018

Selfie Mirror and What To Wear To A Protest, LabBodies Performance Art Review: Freedom, SpaceCamp, Baltimore, featured in
BmoreArt, Angela Carroll, “Envisioning And Embodying Freedom,” November 2017
Baltimore Beat, Maura Callahan, “LabBodies’ Third Annual Performance Art Review Channels Pain Into Resistance,” November 2017
BmoreArt, Cara Ober, “Best Baltimore Visual Art Exhibitions of 2017” (6. LabBodies), December 2017
Baltimore Beat, "Year In Review: The Beat’s Top 10 Art Shows In 2017” (4. LabBodies), December 2017

The Daily Pad to be published in
Editor: Naomi Elena Ramirez, Publisher: Lit Riot Press, Brooklyn, NY

Baltimore Actually and Bitcoin Tattoo available at
Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD


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 three-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.

Smith lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, three children, and the world’s most irritating dog, cats, and bird.


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