Jean Smith

Jean Smith is a singer and lyricist from Vancouver, best known for her work with the two-piece indie rock band Mecca Normal. She is also a painter, novelist, lecturer, and filmmaker. Smith is considered an influential figure in the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s and much of her work deals with the topics of feminism and anti-authoritarianism. In addition to designing the posters and album art for Mecca Normal, Smith has created an extensive series of watercolour self-portraits begun in her teenage years that exhibited at Olympia’s Ladyfest Art Shows in 2000, 2003, and 2004.