San Francisco, CA, United States
About Kristin Smith
Kristin Smith is an interdisciplinary artist who has long been fascinated by our unnamable physical sensations and their relationship to our awareness. Smith explores both the experience and concept of time as well as the relationship between the physical and internal worlds of an individual. It is especially the liminal spaces, the vast confusion in layers of human awareness that inspires Smith. Lost in this convoluted web herself, the artist relies on her visceral experience, intuition, play, chance, and even sometimes scientific research to guide and inspire her. Through performance, photography, and video installation, Smith investigates this complex constellation of relationships between mind, body, experience, and consciousness.
Kristin Smith comes from a diverse artistic background, combining her love of physical theatre and visual art. Most recently she completed a four-month residency at CELLspace in San Francisco, where she now lives and works. Smith earned her MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Calgary, during which time she also participated in Interrarium, an interdisciplinary residency at the Banff Centre (2008). Her performance work was presented as a part of E-Merge for the Fluid Movement Arts Festival (2008), and she also enjoyed collaborating with companies such as kloetzel&co (Calgary & New York) and W&M Physical Theatre (Calgary & Poland) throughout her time in Calgary. Smith earned her BA in both Theatre Arts and Art from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. While in Minneapolis, Smith directed and performed for the Minnesota Fringe Festival and also trained under Kari Margolis.
2009 Master of Fine Arts, Mixed Media; University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2004 Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts; University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota
2001 Margolis Brown Theatre Company, Professional Trainin Lab;
2009-10 CELLspace; San Francisco, California
2008 The Banff Centre; Banff, Alberta, Canada
Interarrium, Interdisciplinary collaborative residency