Delaney Smith is a visual artist, designer, and educator based in Dallas, TX. Her interactive books emerge from the inherent qualities of material and develop as the viewer alters the pages. As a result, each book is a unique story of marks based on unpredictable outcomes. In the same vein, she alters common materials in her sculptures, such as tracing paper and receipts, creating rich landscapes with incidental textures.
Delaney received her BFA in Graphic Communications from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 and her MFA in Fibers from the University of North Texas in 2013. Delaney was an artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2013-14. She has recently taught art workshops at Penland School of Craft, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Oil & Cotton. As Design Director for Make Art with Purpose, she creates publications such as Let’s Talk, a zine series focused on increasing knowledge, understanding, and empathy across communities through stories.