Bruno Smith is a Mexican-American multidisciplinary artist born in New York City. He received his BFA at SAIC (2012), and his MFA at Rutgers University Mason Gross (2021). With family roots in Brownsville, Texas and Mexico City, Smith searches for a universal language amidst the logos and signs that saturate our environments. Stripping everyday symbols from their original consumer context in the U.S. or Mexico, Smith builds a hieroglyphic language to reflect on time, decomposition, and the very nature of the materials used to construct his work. In repurposing everyday refuse, Smith memorializes the discarded and explores their beingness in the world.