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. More recently, she's been dabbling in writing fiction and she creates images in both digital and analog photography using her sizable collection of cameras.
Ginger enjoys connecting art and visual culture to the physical forms of bodies in motion. She characterizes herself as a conscious artist, as the content in her work is often aimed at exploring and understanding consciousness as well as the experience of time. She’s also a yoga teacher and a mom to two boys who are her most valued teachers. Her daily home practice blends pranayama (breath work), meditation, asana (poses), and energy work and her classes reflect this breadth. Her “all levels” approach in class 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 life-long creative who is on a mission to help everyone who crosses her path live more authentically. She's been in love with making things since childhood, although her first Photojournalism course in 1999 spurred a lifelong passion for photography and made her more curious about creative processes in general.
Ginger'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 supporting others through community outreach, knowledge sharing, and experimenting with personal modes of creative expression. She's 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.