Patty Smith: Biography 


Patty Smith is an artist/printmaker and book artist who lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Her work is represented by A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, where she is a national member, by

Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, LLC, Birmingham Alabama, and by the Ruth Baggett, Gallery, Paducah, KY. Smith’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally, including in Brooklyn, NY,

New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Paducah, KY, Seoul, Korea, Venice, Italy, Lorca, Spain, Paris France, and Tokyo, Japan. She is included in print and special collections at numerous

institutions, such as, the Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt , Brooklyn Museum of Art, Yale University, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania. Smith is a Full

Professor in  Fine Arts, Printmaking  at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. She earned a MA from the Philadelphia College of Art, studied Japanese woodblock at the Yoshida

Hanga Academy, Tokyo, Japan, and earned a BA at Immaculata College. Since 2012 Smith has been collaborating with artist/filmmaker Claire Fouquet of Paris, France. Together they have

created prints and drawings that have become animations ,Crowds and Barriers, and Obstacle Illusion, and three artist's books, Et si nous y allions de l'autre Cote, On the Other Side and

Geology/ Genealogy. The videos have been included in exhibitions and installations in Philadelphia and Paris and as the visuals for music and dance performances. Fouquet and Smith

spend several months of the year working together in Paris, Philadelphia or in residencies in various places in the USA or Europe. Smith was an artist-in-residence at Scuola Internazionale

di Grafica, Venice, Italy, and with Fouquet at The Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY and The Tyrone Guthrie Center, Ireland. Most recently Fouquet and Smith have had a

collaborative Exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.


Links to Patty Smith's other work

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, National Artist Member

Vamp and Tramp Booksellers, Birmingham, AL 

Blog, with Claire Fouquet