Devon Smith, Vonnie, or Vonnie Quest was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary art studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Spring of 2017. His interdisciplinary practice allows him to move fluidly between mediums using film/video, book art/zines and curatorial work as a way to communicate to his audience. In the Fall of 2017 Quest launched an interdisciplinary cinema & art program that teaches, engages in, and presents Black experimental cinema and Zine art. He is working on a zine titled “The Blavant Garde”, celebrating and Afro surrealism. He has screened work at Community Frames in Milwaukee WI, Milwaukee Short Film Festival and Milwaukee Film Festival in Milwaukee, WI, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois Chicago in Chicago, IL, The 12th Annual Heritage Film Festival in Baltimore Maryland, and the 72nd Annual Student Film Festival. His work has been reviewed by Vernacular magazine and 89.7 NPR radio. He currently lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.