Seth Smith was born in 1980 in Wichita, KS and attended the University of Kansas. B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking. Seth lives and works in Kansas City, KS. He has many private and corporate clients in the US, including the H&R Block Collection and The University of Kansas. He has gallery representation at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art in Kansas City and the Lucky Street Gallery in Key West, FL
My work has always relied heavily on themes of escapism and longing. I’ve always had a fascination with 50’s and 60’s travel culture and how society advertised and communicated the idea to the middle class. As a child, I found a box of postcards in my grandparents’ camper and I would spend hours poring over them, mapping out uninformed naive itineraries. Often my palette and subject matter are directly sourced from those memories, as best as I can recall.