Jan Smith was born in Vancouver, BC and has been based in BC since 2001. She received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, N.S. Smith’s work includes jewelry, intaglio and linocut prints, and drawings.
Jan has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo shows in Canada. Smith was part of the Summer Visiting Artist Series at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and has been a guest artist in the printmaking department at Okanagan College. Her work is included in public and corporate collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, Burnaby Art Gallery, Simon Fraser University. Jan’s work has been featured in a number of publications, most recently New Earrings: 500+ Designs From Around the World, by Nicholas Estrada and On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armour and Amulets, by Suzanne Ramljak.
Jan has taught printmaking and enamel classes. She is currently exhibition chair of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association and has served on the board of the Seattle Metals Guild and Malaspina Printmakers Society.