Kathy Smith is Chair of the John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California.
Since 1984 her films have been screened internationally, including at the international animation festivals of Anima Mundi, Hiroshima and Ottawa. She has exhibited at group and solo exhibitions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Conservatorio di Santa Maria degli Angioli in Florence, Italy and at the Australian National Gallery, Canberra. Smith has independently created 13 animated films including traditional and experimental mixed media animations, and since 1994, digital animated films.
Smith's work has been shown at SIGGRAPH, the Sundance Film Festival and was documented in Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology, as part of the Ninth New York Digital Salon.