Harrison Kinnane Smith
harrisonccksmith[at]gmail[dot]com
he/him/his

Education
2025 | M.F.A. Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California Los Angeles
2020 | B.A. Art and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
2020 | Guggenheim Summer Practicum
2019 | Yale Norfolk School of Art

Group Exhibitions
2021 | making home here. The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2021 | Finished. Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2020 | Full House. Local Host, Online
2020 | BFA Show 2020. Serving the People, Online
2019 | Unfinished. Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

Publications
2021 | "Bunker Talks: Shori Shims in Conversation with Harrison Kinnane Smith." The Bunker Review.
2021 | "Justin Emmanuel Dumas in Conversation with Harrison Kinnane Smith." The Bunker Review.
2021 | "Rejection, Redaction, Redirection." Sustainable Futures, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
2021 | "Bunker Talks: Nick Drain and Harrison Kinnane Smith in Conversation." The Bunker Review.
2020 | "Monadology." The Bunker Review.
2019 | "Artist Portrait: Krystal DiFronzo," with Matt Reiner. The Yale Herald.
2019 | "Artist Portrait: Peyton Peyton." with Matt Reiner. The Yale Herald.
2019 | "Artist Portrait: Kevin Hernández Rosa." The Yale Herald.

Selected Bibliography
2022 | "Museums Have a Responsibility to Their Neighbors." Sylvia Rhor Samaniego, Hyperallergic.
2022 | "How an Art Exhibit Led to a Housing Discrimination Complaint." Brentin Mock, CityLab, Bloomberg.
2022 | "Art exhibit results in federal housing-bias complaint." Bill O'Driscoll, Weekend Edition, WESA.
2022 | "Two home appraisals, 3 days and $36,000 apart, spur a housing bias complaint." Rich Lord, Public Source.
2022 | "An Artist Tackles the Racial Wealth Gap, and Then Tries to Close It." Brentin Mock, CityLab, Bloomberg.
2022 | "A Pa. museum is paying Black residents back on their overtaxed and undervalued homes." Bill O'Driscoll, Weekend Edition, NPR.
2022 | "An artist takes on the racial tilt of aging property assessments." Rich Lord, Public Source.
2021 | "At The Door: Placemaking and Memory at The Mattress Factory." Jurgis Viningas, The Bunker Review.
2020 | "Harrison Kinnane Smith." Mary Truong, Art-Discontent.

Public Speaking
2022 | From Art to Enforcement (panel). National Fair Housing Alliance Conference. Washington, DC
2022 | Land, Law, and the Loophole. Trinity College. Hartford, CT
2022 | Overcharged and Undervalued. The Mattress Factory Museum, Pitt UAG & Homewood CEC. Pittsburgh, PA
2021 | Sed Valorem. Methods, Research and Scholarship, The University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA
2021 | Sed Valorem. Art, Making & Anti-Racism, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL

Residencies
2019 | Shell House Arts Summer Session. Roxbury, NY

Curation
2022 | Divine Theory. Austin Arts Center, Trinity College. Hartford, CT

Awards
2020 | Advancing Black Arts Award. The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments
2020 | Ethel Childe Walker Prize. Yale School of Art
2019 | Ezra Stiles Richter Summer Fellowship. Ezra Stiles College
2019 | John E. Linck and Alanne Headland Linck Fellowship. Yale College
2019 | Creative and Performing Arts Award. Ezra Stiles College
2018 | Mary Hotchkiss Williams Travel Fellowship. Yale University Art Gallery
2018 | Creative and Performing Arts Award. Ezra Stiles College