J.Sybylla Smith is an independent curator of 27 solo or group exhibitions featuring 90 international photographers exhibited in the United States, Mexico and South America.
An adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis advisor, Smith has worked with the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Emmanuel College. She lectures and conducts workshops on Concept Aware®, her creative framework of concept development for artists illustrated through contemporary photography.
Smith consults with photographers, educational institutions and arts organizations to develop and produce exhibitions, educational programming and to provide pertinent written content. Her collaborations have led to lasting relationships with international galleries, museums, art fairs, advertising agencies, and print publications.
Part artist, part academic, J. Sybylla Smith, is equally compelled to create art as to examine its cultural significance. Her previous roles as a fashion designer, stylist, and creative director have all been informed by developing a visual language that conveys a concept, idea or theory. Smith utilizes her diverse educational background and varied work experience to work with individual creatives, arts organizations and educational institutions to develop creative practice and contribute to the global visual culture conversation. Her collaborations have led to lasting relationships with international galleries, museums, art fairs, advertising agencies, and print publications.
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For Sybylla’s CV, click here.
Listen here to Sybylla Smith and Robert Caplin unpack Concept and Creativity in this episode of the Photo Brigade Podcast.
Listen here to the conversation between Suzee Skwiot from Adorama: The Podcast, and Sybylla Smith as they talk photography and the creative process.