Ned Smyth lives and works on Shelter Island, New York. Smyth has been exhibiting his work since 1974 and has had international exhibitions in many museums and galleries including The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshorn Museum, PS1, The Venice Biennale, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, and Holly Solomon Gallery. In 1977, Smyth was awarded his first public art installation - a fountain for the GSA. Since then, he has completed over thirty large-scale public projects including Upper Room, the first art project commissioned for Battery Park City, New York. His public work can be found in locations such as Anchorage, US Virgin Islands, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Fort Lauderdale, Savannah, Wilmington, Brooklyn, Long Beach, and Dublin.