Bayeté Ross Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, filmmaker and education worker, working at the intersection of fine art, visual journalism, 3D objects and new media.
He is Columbia Law School’s inaugural Artist-In-Residence, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, a TED Resident, a Creative Capital Awardee, a CatchLight Fellow, and an AmDOC/POV NY Times embedded mediamaker.
His work is in the collections of The Smithsonian Institution, the Oakland Museum of California, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The Brooklyn Museum. He has exhibited internationally in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. His film, video and immersive work has been featured at Sundance Film Festival, Sheffield Doc Fest, the Tribeca Film Festival, the LA Film Festival, and Lincoln Center. He has created public art projects with Columbia Law School, Goodwin Proctor LLP, the NYC Parks Department, the Hartford YMCA, the Jerome Foundation, BRIC Arts Media, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. His work has been published in numerous media publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, PBS, National Geographic Learning, and Dis:Integration: The Splintering of Black America (2010). Bayeté is also a board member of Project Implicit at Harvard.