Mica Smith (b. 1986) is a visual artist who lives and works in Huntsville, Texas. Smith earned his MFA at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning in 2012. Currently, he teaches at Sam Houston State University's WASH foundations program. His work has been featured and reviewed in various publications including Dialogist: Quarterly Poetry and Art, CVSN Field Guide to Color and Aeqai.
Smith states, "As a queer person who lives in the south, I often question whether the existence of a safe space, in its truest sense, is real or illusory. For me, the act of painting offers a haptic connection to recalling fragmentations of both my immediate and remembered surroundings. In the making of my paintings, I call to formalistic cues that imbue soft, haven-like configurations while also using such elements to arrive at compositions that are, at times, foreboding and cacophonous. I am moved by the ways in which a single painting can act as a personal note of space, place and time." For more on Mica Smith's work, visit: micasmith.com