Mickey Smith is a conceptual artist and photographer. Her practice has been engaged with a longstanding inquiry into libraries, books and archives and in particular the social significance of their physical existence or disappearance.
Smith received has exhibited throughout the United States, in China, Russia and New Zealand. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art Library, Weisman Art Museum and Sheldon Museum of Art. Smith is the recipient of awards from and Creative New Zealand, McKnight Foundation, Forecast Public Art Affairs, CEC ArtsLink, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Americans for the Arts. She is currently working on a publication in collaboration with Te Tuhi and Creative New Zealand titled Cultivate it as you will… Carnegie’s South Pacific, focused on the 25 libraries erected in New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.
Mickey Smith has been a Devonport resident since 2012, along with her marvellous son Max and their pretty little dog, Uma. Mickey runs a shared studio space called Give It Heaps in Devonport and is represented by Invisible-Exports in New York.