Ko Smith has been an Exhibiting artist for fifteen years, his first solo show held in a small cafe in Cambridge, Massachusetts a decade ago, in 2007. His work has been exhibited in numerous venues including Spazio TID, Milan Italy; Six Month Space, New York City; Con Artist Collective, New York City; Create Collective, Miami Florida; and the Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. He has received grants, residencies and awards including a grant and residency from Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont, as well as an Arches printmaking award.

Smith earned a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University with a concentration in Studio Art in 2006. He was raised in New London, Connecticut and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.