Brandon C. Smith earned a Bachelors of Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University (KY) in 2000, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati (OH) in 2004. He was a recipient of the Al Smith Kentucky Individual Artist Grant and two-time recipient of a Great Meadows Individual Artist Grant. Smith is a Senior Lecturer of Art at the University of Kentucky and lives on a farm in Salvisa KY.

“Beginning as direct observations from life, the works pay homage to the truth but only fleetingly and uneven.  In the spaces between concrete images and unsettling transitions into visual chaos, the resulting effect is simultaneously beautiful and grotesque.“