Sage Smith is a painter from the South Side of Chicago. She comes from a single parent Afro-Latinx home. She currently attends Maryland Institute College of Art and is working on her Masters in Arts Education and Bachelors in Painting. As an Afro-Latinx woman her work primarily pulls from both Black American and Latin culture. She uses a wide variety of line work and patternmaking to explore these roots. She investigates what it means to be a Black creator. Her subject matter, which is primarily devoid of race or figures challenges what society believes Black creatives should be making. Instead she focuses on complex and detailed linework which has come to represent the therapeutic relationship she has with creation.