Ko Smith has been an Exhibiting artist for fourteen 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. In 2016, Smith joined writer and performance Artist Ilaria Bochicchio on a residency that took them from the north to the south of Italy, and back up again to culminate in an exhibition and collaborative performance on the birthday of Caravaggio.

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.