Marie Smith
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Marie Smith

Artist and WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Marie Smith

Artist and WriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a visual artist and writer born, living, and working in London. I graduated in 2017 with a MA in History in Art with Photography at Birkbeck, University of London. My practice incorporates text and digital and analogue photography as a form of visual language. In December 2020, I was awarded an Arts Council Lottery Grant for my project Whispering for help. The project was initiated by my experience with anxiety/depression. This series consists of handwritten testimonies and portraits that document women of colour lived experiences with their mental health and well-being.  In 2019, I was shortlisted for the Metro Imaging X Satori Mentorship. I have exhibited as part of Open Eye Gallery, PhotoEast Photography Festival, Der Grief, Reclaiming Photography Festival and, Portrait Salon 2019. I have also exhibited with American-based photography collectives, Too Tired Project, Lenscratch and, Humble Arts Foundation. In March 2021, I featured in The Photographers' Gallery online Artist Talk with Tami Aftab and Emma Bowkett, where we discussed the intersection between art and health. I will be exhibiting as part of the Rotterdam Photo 2021 festival in June and will have work published in Invisible Britain: This Separated Isles book in 2021.
Projects
  • The intersection between art and advocacy: What role does photography play in creating agency?
    The intersection between art and advocacy: What role does photography play in creating agency?Artists Talk: Tami Aftab and Marie Smith with Emma Bowkett (online) Hear Tami Aftab and Marie Smith in conversation with editor and curator Emma Bowkett (FT Weekend Magazine) This talk explores the links in their two different practices and how they look to family and identity in their approach to the subject of health in their work. This discussion will include presentations from the artists and Q&A with the audience.
  • Whispering for help
    Whispering for helpWhispering for help is a project led by the artist Marie Smith, who is seeking to document women of colour lived experiences with their mental health and wellbeing.
  • ‘I just feel broken’: doctors, mental health and the pandemic
    ‘I just feel broken’: doctors, mental health and the pandemicPortrait of Charlie Cole, a psychologist at Homerton Hospital, London,
Work history
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    Freelance PhotographerSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    In December 2020, I was awarded an Arts Council Lottery Grant for my project Whispering for help. The project was initiated by my experience with anxiety/depression. This series consists of handwritten testimonies and portraits that document women of colour lived experiences with their mental health and well-being. I am currently designing a series of outdoor workshops that will take pace from May to September 2021. I am partnering with London-based charities and organisations to facilitate, I will have an assistant to help with the running of the workshops.
Skills
  • Project Management
  • Arts Funding
  • Writing
  • Exhibition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Photography
Education
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    MA History of Art with PhotographyBirkbeck College, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BA(Hons) Fine ArtUniversity of Chichester
     - United Kingdom