ARMISEY SMITH, ASIS ARTIST
I am a native of Brooklyn, New York, and received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design and an MPS in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. My work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the tri-state area and has been the lead artist on several public art mural projects in New Jersey. In addition, I am an arts educator, illustrator, and curator. I currently live in Newark, New Jersey.
“Strength as a woman is divine. Sometimes there is vulnerability, but the strength is always ready to bubble to the surface. As a woman artist - particularly a woman of color artist, it is difficult to navigate multi-layered realms of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc., but you push through it to become a more evolved person. The paint brush, canvas, pencils, charcoal, etc., is the place to express feelings - to place it back into the universe with the hope of forgiving others and oneself.”