b. 1988, Dallas, TX

Director of Magenta Plains New York

Artist + Curator + Writer



Olivia Smith received her B.F.A from SMU Meadows School of the Arts in Studio Art, Art History, and English, with a concentration in Poetry. After concluding an internship at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, she moved to New York City in 2012. Her interest in conceptual and socially-engaged art led to internships at Artists Space, Creative Time, and a position as research assistant for the proposal for a new Center for Art & Urbanism in Dallas. From 2013 - 2016, Smith acted as the Director of Exhibition A, where she worked in collaboration with over two hundred and fifty artists to produce and distribute new limited edition art. While at Exhibition A, she curated and managed artwork placement in hotels in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Mexico, and Australia. Smith is currently the Director of Magenta Plains, a gallery on the lower east side of New York.