Carrie Mae Smith makes paintings and sculptures that investigate historic utilitarian forms and sustainability. In 2014 she was awarded an artist residency at R.A.I.R. in North East Philadelphia where she constructed a boat out of recycled material and rowed it down the Delaware River. Smith has received grants from the Barbara Deming Foundation and the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation. Most recently she received a fellowship from the Clowes Foundation to attend the Vermont Studio Center in July, 2016. Smith has exhibited her work nationally in San Francisco, CA, Art Basel Miami, FL, Philadelphia, PA, NY, DE, MA, TX, IN and in Zagreb, Croatia. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of Delaware in 2013, and a four-year certificate in painting and sculpture from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2005.