Ryan Hartley Smith is an illustrator and author based in New York City. 
He is the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and has been recognized by American Illustration, Latin American Ilustración and Creative Quarterly. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Society of Illustrators, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Walters Art Museum.
Smith's contributions to theater and dance productions have been presented at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Tribeca Film Festival Community Series, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Miami New World Symphony, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 
From 2020-2021, Smith was a fellow at the Norman Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and he has subsequently written on sexuality and race in American illustration for exhibitions at the Norman Rockwell Museum and Delaware Art Museum. 
Smith is an Associate Professor in the MFA Illustration program at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 
You can reach Ryan at r.hartley.smith@gmail.com.
Selected Clients
AmeriCorps Public Allies, APICS Magazine, Borscht Film Festival, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, BuzzFeed, Center for Urban Pedagogy, The Delaware Art Museum, EMPAC Arts, I'm From Driftwood LGBT Archives, Hermes of Paris, Juilliard Music and Technology Center, National YoungArts Foundation, NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs, NYC Dept of Transportation Art Program, NYC Independent Budget Office, Sid Lee Creative Agency,Teaching Tolerance Magazine, UpWorthy, The Washington Post

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