Artist Message


Ali Smith has lived many lives; as a ballet dancer, performing at New York City’s Lincoln Center; as a rock musician, releasing nine albums and touring the world playing music; and more recently (and throughout), as a photographer.

She has shot hundreds of book covers for major publishing houses internationally, including many NY Times Best sellers, as well as hits like Gossip Girls, Pretty Little Liars, and The Chemical Garden Trilogy. She has also shot advertising jobs for A&E Television, Rimmel London Makeup, Cosmopolitan magazine, and The Blue Man Group, among others, and editorial for several magazines.

Ali’s first book of photography, Laws of the Bandit Queens, was released by Random House, and a second book is currently nearing publication.

She has been profiled on Oxygen television and in various magazines, and has shown her work in solo and group shows at places like Barnes and Nobles and the International Center of Photography (ICP).