Jennifer Lauren Smith is a sculptor and filmmaker whose work explores landscape and place through the lens of partial deafness. Her documentary portraits often stage visual manifestations of sound, recasting muffled decibels as metaphorical visual analogs. In keeping with her interest in the intensity of gestalts experienced in nature, Smith’s installations are often site-specific and experienced in unexpected circumstances. She received her BA from Reed College in Portland, OR and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Her work has been presented in galleries and film festivals alike, including Emerson Dorsch Gallery (Miami, FL), Pierogi Boiler (Brooklyn, NY), Reynolds Gallery (Richmond, VA), Finger Lakes Film Festival (Ithaca, NY), The Façade Film Festival (Plovdiv, Bulgaria), and Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, (Marl, Germany). In 2015 Smith founded P/H/A/O/N, a presentation space for time-based art in Sunset Park, Brooklyn where she is currently based.
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