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Roxa Smith was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She moved to the US in her teens and received a Graduate Certificate in fine art rom the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1987, before moving to New York.
Smith is inspired by her surroundings, including travels including the Catskill Mountain area of New York, Brazil and Venezuela.
Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows in Panama, New York City, Los Angeles, and Indiana, and she has won numerous awards, including the 1993 Latin American Artist Award.