Fred Smith (b. 1987, USA) is an illustrator, painter and sculptor based in the USA. They were raised in an authoritarian setting, which pushed them to develop an acute sense of escapism from an early age. Their creative endeavours have been further spurred on by the need to create a universe to exist entirely on its own, void of the societal pressures that most humans begrudgingly accept. Their works are a way for them to dissect and question the traditional narratives that have formed within the society. They seek inspiration from personal experiences and mundanity and they believe their work functions as a parallel possibility of the reality we find ourselves in.