Lauren Dana Smith
Lauren Dana Smith (b. 1979, Philadelphia) is an artist, writer and art therapist living in Taos, New Mexico. Smith’s work utilizes sculptural and digital materials to process land and body politics through a feminist lens. Smith studied painting and received her B.A. from Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Smith is a faculty member at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she received her M.P.S. in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development. Smith’s paintings have been exhibited regionally and nationally, with group shows in New York, Denver, Texas and New Mexico. In 2021 she received a SURFACE: Emerging Artist of New Mexico award from the Harwood Art Center in Albuquerque. She has been recognized nationally for her digital art series. Her work has appeared in publications such as Hyperallergic, Art & Cake LA, New Visionary Magazine, ARTWALK magazine and the Santa Fe Literary Review. Smith is a Co-Founder of the Taos Abstract Artist Collective.