Meet La’Porscha Smith

with GrittyArt

La’Porscha Smith, a self-taught visual artist based in Charlotte, N.C. has been creating since 2016. Her work began as a means of self-expressing and then she discovered a love for portraiture. With rich hues and the use of life's experiences she has been able to convey empowerment, and the many journeys that in many ways are relatable to the black communities. Smith recently had the opportunity to display work at the 2023 UNC Asheville 14th drawing discourse which displayed 296 works from 6 nations along with 2nd place at the chalk art festival (October 2023). La’Porscha was selected for her first artist residency with QC Family with the focus being community, healing and justice. Her goal is to continue to inspire others to be expressive through art.


Progress on latest piece of 2023(November)