Born in Maine, Kathi Smith is a New England artist and educator. Smith’s work reflects her landscape, in which she invites close observation of familiar-seeming places and their narratives. Smith’s reputation and career are rapidly growing. In the past three years, she has participated in many regional and national exhibitions, and four prestigious residencies. She received a full fellowship supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation to the Vermont Studio Center and has been a Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, and the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Maine. In July 2013 Artscope Magazine featured her in Kathi Smith’s New England. She holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Southern Maine, and a MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire. She currently teaches studio arts at Husson University in Bangor.