My passion for Lighting is tied to how it interacts with perception, how we interpret what we see and how that can be used to further understanding or to pull the rug out and subvert the expected. My goal as a Designer is to create striking, thought-provoking work.


Krista is a New York based Lighting Designer and Interdisciplinary Artist with a passion for new work, adaptations, and storytelling interwoven with music. She designs for theater, dance, opera, and everything in between. Originally from California she holds her BA in Drama from San Francisco State University, and received her MFA in Lighting Design from Yale School of Drama.


Thank you for your interest.

Contact me: krista@kristasmithld.com