Olivia Anne Smith is an artist, writer, and the director of Magenta Plains in the lower east side of New York.
Previously, she was the director of Exhibition A, where she has worked in collaboration with over one hundred artists to produce and distribute new limited edition art. Born in Dallas, Smith received a BFA in Studio Art, Art History, and English from SMU Meadows School of the Arts in 2011 and completed residencies at Les Subsistances in Lyon, France and Ubud, Indonesia. 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 her to stints at Artists Space and Creative Time, in addition to her role as curatorial assistant for a new Center for Art & Urbanism in Dallas. Smith lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan.
Smith has performed at The Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary and received first prize awards for her poetry. She has shown her work at A Slender Gamut in Brooklyn and 500X, Pollock Gallery, Dyer Gallery, and Rising Gallery in Dallas, TX.
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