Kate Smith completed a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Arts (Visual) (First Class Honors) at the Australian National University and the ANU School of Art, Canberra in 2005. Recent solo exhibitions include Kate Smith, Sutton Gallery, 2011; Gesturing to the Chilli, db gallery, Surry Hills, 2011; Dumb Sampler, Gertrude Contemporary Studio 12, 2011; Kate Smith and Geoff Newton, Sutton Project Space, 2011; Minnie and Moocher (in collaboration with Alex Vivian), The West Wing, Melbourne, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include: Death in the Mourning, curated by Helen Johnson, Death be Kind, Melbourne, 2011; Another Yummy Fantasy II, TBC art inc., Melbourne, 2011; New World Records, curated by Helen Johnson and Nick Mangan, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2009; Cross Colouring, Gambia Castle, Auckland, 2009; A Time Like This, curated by Meredith Turnbull, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2008.

Kate Smith is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.