Sally Kristina Smith

Sally Kristina Smith

Berkeley, CA, United States

About Sally Kristina Smith

Smith's art is inspired by journeys. Sometimes these are metaphysical journeys. Other times they are real journeys, taken by herself or others. Smith also paints from vintage photographs and images involving current events.

In addition to her oil painting, Smith creates conceptual art from handmade charcoal. She creates charcoal from meaningful materials, whether political, sentimental, scientific or historic. She uses the charcoal to create meditative and contemplative art with deep underlying meaning or humor.


Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts
University of Utah, Juris Doctor


Solo Exhibitions
2021 Memory Imagined, Moss Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2019 Burn Rate, Gallery 60SIX, San Francisco, CA
2018 American Institute of Architects East Bay Gallery Tour, Berkeley, CA
2017 Calorie Project, Gallery 60SIX, San Francisco, CA
2015 Space Between, German International School, Berkeley
2014 Places, Elizabeth H, Oakland, CA
2012 Wheels and Grass, McGuire Real Estate, Berkeley, CA
2011 From Berkeley to Siberia, Vintage Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Group Exhibitions
2021, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA. Juried by René de Guzman and Danielle Fox
2021, Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, CA. Juried by Christine Koppes
2020, Justice, MarinMOCA, Marin, CA. Juried by Karen Jenkins-Johnson
2020, Fragments, Arc Gallery, SF, CA. Juried by Jen Tough
2020, The Red Wood, curated by Julia Westerbeke
2020 City, Art Room Gallery
2019 Content Matters, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, CA. Juried by Jack Fischer.
2019 All That Glitters, Berkeley Art Center, CA. Juried by Walter Maciel.
2018 YOGA STUDIO, Gallery 60SIX, San Francisco, CA
2017 Fine Lines and Other Fictions,
Berkeley Art Center, CA. Juried by Renny Pritikin.
2016 Microcosmos, Gallery 621, Benicia, CA. Juried by Chester Arnold.
2015 National Juried Drawing Exhibition,
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, CA. Juried by Jack Fischer.
2015 New Works Exhibition, Collector Art, Oakland, CA
2015 Summer Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
2014-2015 Civic Center Art Exhibition, Berkeley, CA. Juried by Demetri Broxton.