Dianne Smith

SMITH has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries,
museums and public spaces. The US State Department and the Artistic Coordinator at the
Museo Municipal de Guayaquil‑ Ecuador invited her to work with local artist on a public art
installation. The Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke, Virginia
commissioned her to construct the institution’s first site specific contemporary art
installation. She was also the first contemporary artist to construct two public art
installations on the grounds of the historical Bartow‑Pell Mansion Museum in Pelham Bay
Park, Bronx, New York. Whether international or in the North or South Bronx, Virginia, East or
West Harlem, Smith’s work extends to community engagement. She visits local churches,
conducts public lectures, panel discussions, community dinners, artist talks and visits to
public schools.
She is an arts educator in the field of Aesthetic Education at Lincoln Center Education, which
is part of New York City’s Lincoln Center For the Performing Arts. Since the invitation to join
the Institute almost a decade ago she has taught pre k‑12 in public schools throughout the
Tri‑State area. Her work as an arts educator also extends to under graduate and graduate
courses in various colleges and universities in the New York City area. She has taught at
Lehman College, Brooklyn College, Columbia University Teachers College, City College, and
St. John’s University.
Smith is a Bronx native of Belizean descent. She currently lives and works in Harlem, New York City. 
In 2012 she received her MFA form Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Advisor: Studio