Vicky Smith is a multidisciplinary conceptual visual artist, arts educator & administrator. Her visual art practice is predominately installation based composed of paintings, photographs, sculpture, text, found objects and film that explore predominately feminist themes through different art forms and contemporary concepts. She holds an MA from NCAD’s Faculty of Visual Culture, Art in the Contemporary World (2011), a Diploma in the History of European Painting,Trinity College, Dublin (2007), an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2004), a BA in Fine Art Printmaking and a H. Dip for Art and Design teachers from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork (1999/2000).
Exhibitions include: AGA Collective group with the Olivier Cornet Gallery comprised of artists David Fox, Paul James Kearney and Shelia Naughton. Vicky Smith is now a member of the Associate Gallery Artists. The work that is represented is photo stills taken during the production of the film HouseWork, Wife and Woman a HD film, 10 minutes. A suburban housewife’s realisation that maybe all of her life will end up with invisible, repetitive, uncreative housework. She marks time through the act of housework. Selected for the 100 Years of Cinema, the Irish Short screenings at An Taibherarc Theatre, National Irish Language Theatre, Middle Street Galway June 2016. Other exhibitions include: What Now? An Áit Eile annual cultural festival, A Final Soar into Orbit, solo exhibition, Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo (2015), House of Blindness, PS2-Paragon Studios and Project Space, Belfast (2014), Little Kingdoms Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2014), Engage Studios, 126 Artist-led Gallery, Galway (2014), RUA Red Winter Open, Dublin (2013), Too Many Dinner Parties, Galway (2013), #008000(2012) curated by Grace McEvoy, Latency, Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo (2012), Spectrum of Activity, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (2011). In 2012 she was selected as the artist in residence by curator and director of visual art Maeve Mulrennan, Galway Arts Centre.
Vicky Smith is a lecturer at Griffith College Dublin. She joined the Impressions Print Exhibition, Galway team in 2016 and is the manager of Galway Print Studio. She founded Galway Arts Education Agency in 2015. In 2016 she was a selected artist by the Artist in School Scheme organised by Galway County Council . She produced a HD film “Dear Mr Pearse….” a conversation about the 1916 commemorations with Tieernevin National School primary students, Gort, Co. Galway. An exhibition of the project was held in Galway County Council main building in September 2016. Previous to this she was the chairperson and board member of 126 Artist-led Gallery (2010-2012) and education coordinator on the steering committee for FEACH, a new visual art space initiative for Galway city and County(2010-2011).