Alexandria Smith received a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University, an MA in Art Education from New York University, and an MFA in Painting/Drawing from Parsons The New School for Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Collage Collaborations at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, New York, NY; Try a Little Tenderness at The Union for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; and All the women in me... at Levitt Gallery at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. In 2017, Alexandria Smith participated in Black Women Artists for Black Lives at the Brooklyn Museum, a collective that highlights and renounces pervasive conditions of racism through the arts. Recent group exhibnitions include The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure The Night at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA; Black Pulp! on view at the International Print Center in NY, Yale University and Wesleyan University in Conneticut, and the Contemporary Art Museum at USF Tampa, Florida. Alexandria has been an artist in residence at the MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Yaddo, and is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, among many others. Alexandria Smith is currently Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Wellesley College.