Born in Springfield, Missouri, Joshua Smith earned his M.F.A. in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007, and has been living and working as an artist and educator in the Bay Area since 2004. During that time he has explored various photographic projects, including an ongoing exploration into the ways our visual surroundings shape our experiences within contemporary, public spaces. Smith has exhibited widely within the bay area and beyond, most recently exhibiting in the Nextart Gallery’s, Deliberate Operations in Gothenburg, Sweden. Smith currently lives in Pacifica, CA with his wife and son.