Village: Qualicum Beach
Rod Smith (Galuyagmi 'Great First Birth') apprenticed with his father (Lalkawilas). He works in yellow and red cedar as well as basswood, arbutus, and maple. Rod Smith is best known for his precise and elegant painting style.
His works include sculptures, masks, poles, original paintings, bowls and bentwood boxes. In 2002, Rod Smith completed an eight-foot pole in collaboration with his father and brother, Steve Smith. In 2005 Rod Smith was featured in the "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservations 2" exhibition that opened at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Rod Smith was born in Vancouver, Canada and currently resides in Qualicum Beach, B.C.