Jill Saxton Smith is a U.S. artist that has been living and working as an artist internationally for the past 15 years. Her experience gained while living in the U.S., Egypt, Zimbabwe and now in Guatemala have given her unique opportunities and insights that have greatly impacted and enriched her artwork and career as a studio artist.
Her interdisciplinary work calls attention to the felt experiences, both physiological and psychological, that comprise and shape our being-in-the-world. She explores themes such as comfort, dislocation and the sense of home. Her investigation concerns whether these emotions and inner experiences can be transferred and embodied in the intuitive processes and simple materials she draws on to create her work.
She exhibits her work internationally on three continents, including at The National Gallery of Zimbabwe. She has given lectures, taught workshops and demonstrated her art as a visiting artist to a variety of schools and organizations with a special interest in underprivileged and disabled artists.