P. Roch Smith was born and raised on Vancouver Island and currently lives and maintains a studio in Toronto. Working primarily within the realm of sculpture, he explores scale and expectations by transforming plastic soldiers, skateboarders, Lego blocks and other toys by casting them in bronze. While bronze casting normally speaks to permanence and the epic, the scale of these works creates a more intimate viewpoint
Smith received a BFA (Honours Sculpture) from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1997) and an MFA from York University (2003). A teacher as well as an artist, he has taught classes at the University of Waterloo, ECIAD and York University. He currently manages and operates the bronze and aluminum foundry at York University.
Smith has exhibited throughout Canada and in the US and his work is included in private, corporate and museum collections in British Columbia, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York.