Chloe Smith is a freelance artist & illustrator based in Rochester, NY. She is an RIT graduate of the BFA Illustration program & studied Painting & Art History in Cortona, Italy. She works primarily as a muralist & street chalk artist, accepting a wide range of commissions from portraiture & animals to large scale botanical themes.
Her personal work primarily focuses on narrating the crossover between the human form, femininity & nature in a variety of media including watercolor, colored pencil & acrylics.
WALL THERAPY, ROCHESTER, NY. 2020 Mini Grant Recipient- Sunflowers over Eden, Garden Shed Mural. August, 2020.
ART CENTER OF ROCHESTER, Irondequoit, NY. Nothing Ethereal About Her (Group Show). November, 2019.
ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Gates, NY. Live Chalk Painting. September 2017
GREENHOUSE CAFE, Rochester, NY. Roc City Writers Festival. July 2017.
PARK AVE FESTIVAL, Rochester, NY. Live Chalk Painting. August 2017.
SARASOTA CHALK FESTIVAL, Venice, FL. Live Chalk Painting. November 2016.
ROCHESTER GREENOVATION, Rochester, NY. Artist Pop-up Shop, March-June 2016.
VIA DELL'INDEPENDENZA, Bologna, Italy. Live Chalk Paintings. March-May 2015.
GALLERY R, Rochester, NY. Illustration Senior Thesis Show. May, 2014.
Winter Residency in Cortona, Italy. December-March 2020. Watercolor landscape and portrait studies from life. Collaboration with local elementary school teaching mixed media portraiture. Thesis show @ Art Center of Rochester May 2020 (postponed until 2021).
Painting Apprenticeship with RICK MUTO DECORATIVE ARTS, Jan-May 2016. Provided assistance with painting a multi-paneled exterior mural for the Town of Brockport, NY depicting the town's history.
ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER, St. Kateri School Irondequoit, 2018-2019. SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, Wheatland Chili Central Schools, 2017-present.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – BFA in Illustration, May 2014
University of Georgia (UGA) – Study Abroad Program in Cortona Italy, May 2013. Coursework in Painting, Art History, Art Education.