Julia Kim Smith

Upcoming / Current

2017 Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist

2016 Rubys Artist Grant awarded to Julia Kim Smith for The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore

The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore screening at
Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, UT, January 20-26
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose, CA, February 28-March 12
Calgary Underground Film Festival, Calgary, Canada, April 17-23
The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore precedes the feature Dave Made A Maze.

We Are Moving Stories, Carmela Baranowska, “Slamdance - The Real Wi-Fi Of Baltimore,” January 2017

Deadline Hollywood, Diana Lodderhose, Dominic Patten, “Slamdance 2017 Unveils Special Screenings, Beyond & Shorts Programs,” December 2016

Baltimore Actually available at
Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD

One Baltimore available at
Atomic Books, Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Magazine, Jane Marion, “High Five,” March 2015


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; 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. She is represented by A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, and serves on The Creative Alliance’s Board of Trustees and the Maryland State Arts Council Grant Review Panel. She is a 2017 Rubys Artist Grant recipient, a two-time Creative Capital semi-finalist, and a two-time Sondheim Prize semi-finalist. Smith 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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