Ginger studied fine art and photography in Nashville and art history in Boston. She's a specialist in art since 1950, particularly the interface of art with science and technology in the contemporary period. Her published work has focused on the ways in which Southern California artists applied technology and industrial materials to their art practice and the phenomenal (and oftentimes post-studio) works that they produced. Her dissertation, Technology and Artistic Practice in 1960s and 1970s Southern California (PhD diss., Boston University, 2015), analyzes a loosely-affiliated group of artists on the West Coast who responded to, and often directly incorporated, science and technology into their studio and post-studio practices. Ginger's broadly interested in hybridized elements of life and the areas where disciplines overlap, creating images in both digital and analog photography using her sizable collection of cameras.
Ginger also serves her community as a yoga teacher and as an energy worker. She is a mom to two boys who she considers her most valued teachers. Her daily home practice blends pranayama (breath work), meditation, asana (poses), and energy work; her yoga classes reflect this breadth. In class, her “all levels” approach is always to meet each student where they are by providing several options on the continuum of each asana. Her classes focus on present-moment awareness, our innate human creativity, and the benefits of extending our yoga practice into our daily lives. She believes every person is the artist of their human experience.
Ginger Smith is a multi-passionate creative who's been in love with making things since childhood. She's a proud perpetual student with a rich background and more than twenty years' cumulative work experience in the arts and education. She thrives on sharing knowledge, building community, and encountering the unexpected in her travels.
Ginger is an experienced fine art photographer, art historian, and researcher who has developed tests for Advance Placement (AP) in Art History, curated art history visual resources, and helped manage an academic art gallery. She has nine years' cumulative teaching experience from elementary school through university.