Alix Smith lives and works in New York City.  She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Photography and Related Media in 2005, and has been exhibited internationally.

Smith first attracted critical attention with her project Constructed Identities.  In a full page, article on the project, the New York Times described, “the modulated, lighting and elegant surroundings that recall traditional painted portraits.“  Art Review Magazine named Smith as one of the best new voices in photography, and New Yorker critic Vince Aletti praised the work as “gently subversive and brilliantly layered.”

For her project States of Union, which explored themes of identity, family, and sexual orientation, Smith received fiscal sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She was awarded the Stonewall honor for the project by the Stonewall foundation, and a selection of the works were exhibited in public spaces across the nation, including Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Smith is in the collections of some of the foremost photography collectors in the world including Beth Rudin, DeWoody, Jean Pigozzi and Sir Elton John.  She is also in Progressive’s Corporate Art Collection and Fidelity’s Corporate Art Collection.