Ed Smith is a Guggenheim Fellow in Sculpture and Drawing and a Associate Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and abroad. These include The British Museum, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp Belgium, Ministry of the Flemish Community, The Hood Museum, the Davis Museum, Marist College, Yale University, and many more. He has had over 50 one person exhibitions and innumerable group exhibitions, which include, the Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Hillwood Art Museum, Caversham Press South Africa, Fleming Museum, Schenectady Museum, The Albright Knox Museum, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum and many others. His work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The Baltimore Evening Sun, Art News, the Miami Herald, The Albany Times Union, Giornale DellArte, San Francisco Examiner, Art New England and many others.
Currently Professor of Art at Marist College and Director of Marist-Lorenczo de Medici Venice Biennale Program, Ed Smith has been a Visiting Artist, Lecturer, Artist-in-Residence, Professor and Distinguished Visiting Artist at American University, Bennington College, Bard College, Brandies University, Boston University, Clark University, Dartmouth College, Dia Art Center, Glasgow School of Art, Kansas State University, Lacoste School of the Art-France, National Academy School of fine Arts, New York Studio School, Parsons School of Art, Pratt Institute, Swathmore College, School of Visual Arts, Trumbull College, Yale University, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, Vermont Studio Center, and many others.
Additional awards and honors includes: Teaching Excellence, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, Teaching Excellence and Teacher of the Year at Marist College, Ford Foundation Grant, Prix de Rome, Fulbright Award, Associate Fellow Trumbull College, Yale University, NY State Council on the Arts among others.