A native New Mexican, Stacie Smith received her Fine Arts degree at the University of New Mexico in 1992. Upon graduation, she worked as a photographer, and metalsmith in Taos. In 1997 she embarked on a new journey, returning to school and receiving a Masters degree in Art Education. At that point life lead her to Montana, and she has been creating, as well as teaching in the art department at Bozeman High ever since 2000.
"I strive to focus on designs that are simple, clever, elegant, and confident. The influences and investigation of nature, rough surfaces, and unexpected designs create new versions of how I come to understand my stories, as well as encourage the strength to seek out my genuine self." - Stacie Smith