This week we’re delighted to be featuring Ali Smith, a painter who lives and works in Southern California. She is the mother of two children, and runs an art club for kids at their school. Smith earned a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach, and has since had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Houston, among others, and has work in various private and public collections. She has also been featured on a number of important lists such as The Los Angeles Times’s “45 Painters under 45.” Nashville people take note: Upcoming shows include the exhibition “Dream for Light Years,” a show of new work with a musical composition by Michael Alec Rose at Vanderbilt University, opening Spring 2020.