Smith’s works showcase intimate interior settings. Though created in a world pre-social isolation, her practice perfectly encapsulates the importance that the home has always had. The interiors are inspired by her home country of Venezuela, as well as New York City, where she currently lives and works.


  • 1984: B.A in Art History and German with a minor in Visual Arts, Bowdoin College, USA
  • 1987: Graduate Certificate in Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Fellowships, Awards and Residencies

  • 2017: Finalist, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Arts and Design Program to bring arts to
    the New York City subways
  • 2013: New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Basil Alkazi Fellowship at the Sheldon Museum, Nebraska,
  • 2012: NYFA fellowship in painting

Some exhibitions

  • 2013: Solo show: artist in focus at Sheldon Museum, Nebraska, USA
  • 2013: Solo show at Conde Naste building, Time Square, New York City, USA sponsored by the Durst
    Foundation and ChaShaMa in association with NYA

Some featured articles

  • January 2019: In the Studio with Artist Roxa Smith and her Colorful Interior by Artspace editors in
  • April 2020: Art for the In Crowd—8 Artworks depicting the Great Indoors by Artspace Editors in