Board & Staff - Sable Elyse Smith

Sable Elyse Smith

Board Member

A full body portrait of Sable, a light brown skinned woman, standing in an art studio space. Her eyes are brown and her hair is styled in a high-top fade. She is wearing gold glasses, black studs in her ears, gold necklaces, an oatmeal colored button up, black cuffed pants, pink and green socks, and black loafers.

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator based in New York. Using video, sculpture, photography, and text, she points to the carceral, the personal, the political, and the quotidian to speak about a violence that is largely unseen, and potentially imperceptible. Her work has been featured at MoMA Ps1, New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, JTT gallery and numerous others. Smith has received awards from Creative Capital, Fine Arts Work Center, the Queens Museum, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Franklin Furnace Fund, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and Art Matters. She is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Art at Columbia University.