The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Barb Smith (b. 1979) is a Ridgewood, Queens based artist born in Kokomo, Indiana. Her work exists in a wide range of media including photography, video, and sculpture and invites reflection on one’s relationship to the material world as navigated by and through the body. Exhibitions include Apperception at Purdue University (solo), Unexpired Time at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mesa, AZ (solo) as well as selected group exhibitions at the Queens Museum (Queens, NY), Páramo Gallery (Guadalajara, Mexico), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), A.I.R. Gallery (NY, NY), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), UICA (Grand Rapids, MI), and CoCA Seattle (Seattle, WA). Smith was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture (2011) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2012). Her writing has been featured in The Shawangunk Review, No Dear Magazine, The Saint Lucy, Mahkzin, and The Brooklyn Rail. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Bard College.