MESILLA CAMILLE SMITH
Mesilla Camille Smith is a Chicago-based artist currently practicing painting and relief print work. She graduated in 2015 with a BFA in Painting at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The work she primarily produces documents fleeting experiences, people, and places she finds herself immersed in. Her drawings and prints are simple, but created with spontaneous line that describe a brief moment, action, or mood of figures and landscapes.
She often juxtaposes drawing media with her paintings, by sgraffito - a method of scratching into the surface of the paint. Most of her works display qualities of expressionism along with a strong emphasis of her appreciation for nature, landscape, architecture, and the relationship people have with their surroundings.