Nikkolas Smith

Exhibiting | Presenting


Nikkolas Smith is an Artivist, picture book author, and Hollywood film illustrator. He is the author-illustrator of The ARTIVIST, The Golden Girls of Rio and My Hair Is Poofy & That’s Okay. He also illustrated the picture books I Am Ruby Bridges, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The Courage to Dream, That Flag, and the New York Times bestselling The 1619 Project: Born on the Water. Many of Nikkolas’s viral and globally published sketches that have sparked important conversations and inspired meaningful change are included in his book Sunday Sketch: The Art of Nikkolas. He speaks on his Artivism at conferences, workplaces, and schools around the world, and he also leads workshops about digital painting. Born in Houston, Texas, Nikkolas lives in Los Angeles, California. Learn more here:

Participant Schedule

Sunday 10/29 1:15PM - 2:15PM

Artivism: The Power of Art to Change the World

Room 204 | Nikkolas Smith, Wacom

Artivist, Author, Film Illustrator, and former Imagineer Nikkolas Smith shares his journey and how he has transformed his passion for Art into Artivism (Art+Activism) with a mission to bring social justice awareness to a global audience through the power of art + social media.