Amy Smith is a Los Angeles based mixed media contemporary artist utilizing empowering phrases and imagery to ignite conversation. She is passionate about empowerment and uses that to influence her work. In addition, Smith finds inspiration from cultural representations including impressionist painters, activists, and street artists. Smith’s mixed media collages have been shown at Wallspace Gallery, The Whole 9 Gallery, The Gabba Gallery, The Hive Gallery and been part of auctions such as revered Julien’s Auctions. Smith’s works can also be found on online galleries; Art Dimensions, Saatachi, Deny Designs, and Turning Art.
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Amy Smith is a self-educated contemporary artist. Born in New Jersey, but not built for the cold, she moved to Los Angeles where she found inspiration, mentors, and support in the Street Art community surrounding L.A.
In her Collage Portrait Series, Amy Smith uses photography, hand cut stencils, and torn recycled fashion magazine pieces to simultaneously represent her love of fashion and her contempt for excessive consumerism.
Her intention with her work is to offer viewers the opportunity to choose one’s own path of empowerment, leaving behind what society demands.
Amy Smith’s work has been featured in a number of private collections, residences, businesses, and in popular tv/film sets including shows like Dear White People, Key and Peele, Casual, and many others. — Amy Smith