Shane Charles Smith
Shane Charles Smith (b. 1983) is a NYC and Portland, ME-based interdisciplinary artist whose textile, performance and installation work deals with the loss and preservation of his Indigenous heritage, as well as the trials and trauma of intergenerational rural life. He is a direct descendant of the Wabanaki Confederacy of Maine and is also of colonial American (British) descent. His invited and impromptu performance installations have been held at the American Museum of Natural History, the School of Visual Arts (NYC), and the Maine College of Art. Works of public collection or commission include those at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine, S.O.U.L. Foundation in Manhattan, and Franklin Furnace Artists’ Books Collection. He has been Artist-in-Residence or held exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Wassaic Project, I-Park Foundation, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and at Philips, NYC. Smith received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.