ABOUT PHILLIP K SMITH III AND ROCHELLE STEINER
Based in Palm Desert, California, Phillip K Smith III is trained as an architect and works at the intersection of art and the built environment. He is known for creating large-scale temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, and The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond, and he was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. His work is included in the collection of Palm Springs Art Museum.
Rochelle Steiner is the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Previously, Steiner served as Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, was a tenured professor and the Dean of the Roski School of Art & Design at University of Southern California, Director of the Public Art Fund in New York, and Chief Curator at Serpentine Gallery in London.
Phillip K. Smith III (American, born 1972), Lucid Stead: Element #4, 2015, brushed aluminum, wood, acrylic, mirror, LED lighting, and custom electronic components, 48 ¾ × 35 ½ × 6 inches. Museum purchase with funds provided by Donna MacMillan, 2016.747.