Smith Eliot is a Portland based mixed media artist creating collages in both 2D and 3D media. Eliot’s current work draws from her experiences in urban and rural spelunking, and from personal interactions within the family unit.
Smith is the recipient of numerous awards; her work has been featured in individual and group exhibitions nationwide, has been published in photography journals such as Diffusion, The Hand, and Shots magazines, and is featured in “Black Forest,” an anthology edited by Russell Joslin and published by Candela press.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in various cities across the US & Europe, Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and a Master’s of Fine Art from the State University of NY.
When not busy teaching or creating her artwork, Smith enjoys organic gardening, playing “airplane kitty” with her 6 cats (not all at the same time), and draws her inspiration from Oregon’s old growth forests.