Born in 1978 in Kent, England, Anj Smith studied at Slade School of Fine Art and at Goldsmiths College in London. Smith's work has been exhibited at Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville TN, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York NY, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France and Me Collector’s Room, Berlin, Germany, among other museums and galleries in Europe and the United States. Smith's paintings feature in a touring exhibition that opened at the Bluecoat in Liverpool last year. Titled, ‘3am: wonder, paranoia and the restless night’, and currently on the last leg of the tour at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. In the fall of 2015, Smith will present a solo exhibition of new paintings at Hauser & Wirth, London.