b. 1978, UK; lives and works in London

2003-2005 Goldsmiths College, MA

1999-2002 Slade School of Fine Art, BA 

Anj Smith is known for her small and intricate paintings that push the medium of painting to its limit whilst incorporating intense subject matter that examines mental health, art history and the female form in forensic detail. She has exhibited at the Bluecoat, Liverpool; Knoxville Museum of Art; Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, NewYork; La Maison Rouge, Paris, and Me Collector’s Room, Berlin, among other museums and galleries in Europe, the US and Asia.

In 2016, Anj Smith curated the Bow Open Show at the Nunnery Gallery, London. Her solo exhibition, Sea Lily, Feather Star, at the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland, ran until 2019. Smith’s work is also displayed in the collections of many leading international museums and collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; and the Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland.