Alicia Smith is a Xicana artist and activist. She describes her work as “using her ancestors’ prayer technologies and the abject as tools to access the sublime towards the creation of new ceremonies for the present.” Smith’s work involves a re-forging of bonds with the past and the future through an ethics of kinship between the human and non-human.
Smith received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma and her MFA at the School of Visual Arts. Her work is included in private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She has exhibited at A.I.R. Gallery, Grace Exhibition Space and the University of Connecticut among other venues.