Sunny A. Smith

Artadia Awardee

Sunny A. Smith (they/them) is a queer trans* non-binary artist, time traveler, and practical animist based in Yelamu and Huchiun a.k.a. the San Francisco Bay Area, on unceded Ohlone territory.

Smith was born in Manassas, Virginia in 1972. They received a BA in psychology and certification for training in Art Therapy from The New School for Social Research, a BFA in fine arts from Parsons School of Design, and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale University School of Art. They also participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. They lived in New York City from 1990 until 2008 when they moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to join the faculty of California College of the Arts, where they currently serve as Dean of Fine Arts.