Lance L. Smith is a fine artist and illustrator based in Las Vegas, NV. Since completing their BFA at UNLV, Smith has been active both in and out of the studio. Multiple local and national group exhibitions have featured their work, and the subject matter of those pieces ranged from political satire and commentary about race to portraiture and popular culture.
Lance’s work has attracted the attention of the media covering the arts in Las Vegas, including Paint This Desert, Nevada Public Radio, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Desert Companion. Smith has also participated in community panels discussing his role as a Black Queer artist. Lance’s work uses drawing, painting, and performance to speak their lived experience with particular attention to the impact of racial and gender identities. Smith hopes the work can help give voice to marginalized people in artistic spaces.