Ed Smida is a Santa Fe, New Mexico sculptor working principally with the human form in bronze. After earning degrees in engineering and economics from the Colorado School of Mines, Smida embarked on a thirty-year career in energy, telecommunications, and finance. During this time he traveled and worked in over twenty-five countries around the world. He has been a full-time professional artist since leaving the business world in 2012
Smida focuses on figurative work because of its limitless possibilities to hold and express feeling, emotion, and gesture. It is his belief that effectively composing with the human form requires an intellectual dive into the human condition. Each piece becomes a journey, offering a better understanding of himself and the world around him.
Smida is an Associate Member of the National Sculpture Society and exhibited in the 85th and 86th Annual Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens. In 2019 his sculpture was part of an exhibition at the Harwood Museum of Art and in 2020 Smida’s sculpture was included in the annual open exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors in London. His work is currently held in private collections in the United States and internationally.