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Kiki Smith

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Nuremberg, Germany

Birth year

Lives in
New York City

Works in
New York City


Kiki Smith is an American artist classified as a feminist artist. Her Body Art is imbued with political significance, undermining the traditional erotic representations of women by male artists, and often exposes the inner biological systems of females as a metaphor for hidden social issues. Her work also often includes the theme of birth and regeneration, sustenance, and frequently has Catholic allusions.

Since 1980, Smith has produced a myriad of work in media such as sculpture, prints, installations and others that have been admired for having a highly developed, yet sometimes unsettling, sense of intimacy in her works’ timely political and social provocations. Smith has also created an extensive collection of self-portraits, nature-themed works, and many pieces that depict scenes from fairy-tales, often in unconventional ways.

You can read a JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART interview with the artist here.


Recent Exhibits

Kiki Smith participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 Editions / Artists' Book Fair
The Waterfront Tunnel
Nov, 2015 17th Edition of the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair
The Tunnel
Oct, 2015 Burning Bodies at the Edges
LeRoy Neiman Gallery
Sep, 2015 Moving Images: Printmaking & Animation
IPCNY International Print Center New York
Sep, 2015 An Evening with Mixografia
Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education
Sep, 2015 Reflections, Light, and Form
John Berggruen Gallery
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Kiki Smith has Exhibited at these venues:

The Tunnel The Waterfront Tunnel
LeRoy Neiman Gallery IPCNY International Print Center New York
Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education John Berggruen Gallery
Pace Gallery - 57th St. Sean Kelly Gallery
National Museum of Women in the Arts Mana Contemporary
Cleveland Museum of Art FLAG Art Foundation
Ernest Rubenstein and Jewish Communal Galleries at Manny Cantor Center Phoenix Art Museum
The Lodge Gallery me Collectors Room Berlin
Rhona Hoffman Gallery Claire Oliver Gallery
Galerie Lelong - Paris Pérez Art Museum Miami
McClain Gallery San Jose Museum of Art
RAMPA Galleria Continua - San Gimignano
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Pace Gallery - 510 W 25th Akademie der Künste - Hanseatenweg
Pace Gallery - 25th St. DODGE Gallery
Akron Art Museum Fabric Workshop and Museum
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Storefront for Art and Architecture
Montclair Art Museum University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts (Main Campus)
Modernism Inc. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Minneapolis Institute of Arts The Contemporary Jewish Museum
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Torrance Shipman Gallery
SCAD Museum of Art Rockbund Art Museum
Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Mary Ryan Gallery
The Jewish Museum Russell Bowman Art Advisory
de Young Museum Arkansas Art Center-Museum of Art
English Kills Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery
International Print Center New York Steven Kasher Gallery
Anton Kern Gallery La Galerie Pfriem at SCAD Lacoste
Gowanus Ballroom Kentler International Drawing Space
Angles Gallery Larissa Goldston Gallery
White Space Beijing Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building)
David Nolan Gallery Cheim & Read
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th
The Center for Book Arts La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
William Shearburn Gallery Visual Arts Gallery at the School of Visual Arts
Wirtz Art Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
GALLERIA LORCAN O’NEILL Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art (Railyard) A.I.R. Gallery
Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
Armand Bartos Fine Art Faggionato Fine Art
New Museum The Henry Art Gallery
Aspen Art Museum Brooklyn Museum of Art
Zieher Smith & Horton OUAG - Oakland University Art Gallery
Leila Heller Gallery - Chelsea Girls' Club
Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
galerie du jour agnès b. Haunch of Venison
D'Amelio Terras Lower East Side Printshop, Inc.
Sunshine International Art Museum Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Galerie Lelong Union Square Park
Santa Monica Museum of Art Jim Kempner Fine Art
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