ROXA SMITH  VENEZUELA, b. 1962

Fitting In
Looking Out looking In
Coexisting
Among Friends
Rebirth
Contingency
Blessed
Las Tortugas
Columbus Circle, NYC
Coney Island
Union Square
There is a way out
Loopy Loft
Gated Sanctuary
Treasures in San Miguel de Allande, Mexico
Bountiful
Many Worlds
Resplendent
The Beginning (Covid Chair Series #1)
Outgrowth (Covid Chair Series #2)
Spring (Covid Chair Series #3)
The World is Watching (Covid Chair Series #4)
Summer Lounge (Covid Chair Series #5)
After the Fall (Covid Chair Series #6)
Bombarded (Covid Chair Series #7)
Renewal (Covid Chair Series #8)

BIOGRAPHY

Roxa Smith's journey from South America has taken her through years as a California-based landscape painter to New York City, inspiring her more recent focus on interiors that often lead the eye to outward views. Sharpened by the last couple of years of pandemic-related isolation, she channels her memories, observations and sensibilities related to history, access, luxury, class, safety, freedom and nature into colorful renderings of living spaces that operate on multiple levels.

From a personal standpoint, as a Latinx gay woman, Smith embodies an existence that is lowkey, yet nevertheless outside the cultural mainstream. Her perspective is filtered through her renderings of the decorative patterns, furnishings and views from inside places that represent her honor of family and history, and the love she feels for home and culture. Her work explores the paradox of belonging and not belonging, the layers of identity bridging her southern and northern dual heritage, and the sense of isolation she has experienced, magnified in recent times by the pandemic lockdown.

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C24 EXHIBITIONS

2022   IN HER SPACE

ART FAIRS

2022    ART ON PAPER 

  

NEWS

2022     EPICENTER NYC

2022     INTERLOCUTOR

2019      ARTSPACE

2016      VICE VERSA

2012       NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS

2012       NYFA