Heather Kai Smith Calgary, Alberta


I made these drawings while encountering new people becoming friends, in a new forest becoming a familiar place. Looking at those around me – the objects, the atmosphere, the faces; putting lines to a page and attempting to honor the curiosity of sight with sincerity. The drawings then became an action to hold on to what is fleeting.

Heather Kai Smith is an artist, animator and illustrator from Calgary, AB Canada. She received her B.F.A. in Drawing with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2009. Her independent and collaborative work have been exhibited in locally and internationally. Using multiple mediums (ranging from animation, printmaking, projection and installation), the foundation of her work is rooted in the practice of drawing. She believes in drawing what you see while paying attention to everything you can’t see.