Dianne Smith was born and raised in the South Bronx and is of Belizean descent. She began her career as a visual artist after living and working in Europe as a model. In 2005 she was invited to be a teaching artist in aesthetic education for the Lincoln Center Institute. She has exhibited in New York, Florida, Arkansas, California, North Carolina, and Philadelphia.
Since 2001, Dianne’s career has been punctuated by national exhibitions (collective and individual) and residencies. Her work has been represented by Gale Martin and UFA Galleries in Chelsea, New York. Her work can also be found in the private collections of Danny Simmons, Dr. Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Terry McMillian, Vivica A. Fox and Rev. and Mrs. Calvin O. Butts, III. Dianne Smith compels us to engage our senses to redefine purpose. Her art installations, incite new curiosities in known landscapes, through the use of materials, colors, and shapes that rebirths, remixes and repurposes the elemental aesthetic components of communities and the lives it inhabits.