Debra Smith was born in Kansas City and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. Here is a quote from Smith that we love, “I am not a poet or someone who draws, but I feel that my use of vintage textiles as a medium brings a history, a weight, a poetry to the work before I even begin to cut, sew, and piece the work back together. Allowing the work to intuitively flow through me the end result is similar to a drawing or poetry.” Smith’s work has been shown internationally over the past two decades, and after living in Brooklyn, NY, for over a decade, she returned to Kansas City in 2004. We’re thrilled to watch Smith’s poetry progress!
Debra Smith is a Studios Inc. Resident. Studios Inc. is an ArtsKC Catalyst Grant recipient.
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