Abigail Smithson

Abigail Smithson
ArtA 20

Office Hours Spring 2024: Mondays (*excluding 2nd Monday of each month) and Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM and by appt.(contact via email)

Abigail Smithson is a visual artist born and raised in Redwood City, CA. Her art practice is rooted in the appreciation, translation and act of archiving photographs and objects. She received a Bachelor of Studio Art from CU Boulder and a Master of Fine Arts from Louisiana State University. The game of basketball has been a longtime muse for her and she follows and believes firmly in the New Craft Artists in Action collective motto, which is Participation vs. Spectatorship when it comes to sports. Through her podcast Dear Adam Silver as well as her visual work, she questions the current narrative around sports and art and how the two cultural entities overlap and live side by side in our collective imagination. Smithson has taken part in artist residencies across the United States and abroad and has been a visiting artist at several institutions, including Smith College and Butler University. Smithson joined the Art + Film department at Cal Poly Humboldt as a Lecturer in the Fall of 2023. 

Specialty Area

Sports Studies
Alternative Processes