Kiki Smith

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Woman With Seal, 2004 Bronze With Buried Green Patina 29 X 76" © courtesy of the Artist and John Berggruen Gallery
Crèche (detail), 1995 Phosphorous Bronze Various Dimensions © courtesy of the Artist and BAM
Mother, 1991 Papiermache, Collage Lifesize © Courtesy of private collection (New York)
Porcelain Sculpture
Born, 2002 Lithograph © Brooklyn Museum of Art
Birds and Shamrocks , 2007 Cast Bronze 19 X 30 Inches © Kiki Smith
Singer (detail), 2008 Cast Aluminum 65 X 27 X 24 In. (165.1 X 68.6 X 61 Cm) © Courtesy the artist and PaceWildenstein, New York
Sleeping Witch © Courtesy of the artist and The Henry Art Gallery
Mortal, 2008 Gravure Sur Bois 58x72cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong - Paris
Untitled (Head of Kuan Yin), 2001 Chromogenic (Ektacolor) Color Print © Courtesy of the artist and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Kiki Smith, Untitled (Head of Kuan Yin), 2001 Chromogenic (Ektacolor) Color Print © Courtesy of the artist and Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art
Companion , 2000 Offset Lithography 17.4 X 311 Cm(Open) 17.4 X 22.2 Cm 100 Editions © Courtesy of the artist & WHITE SPACE BEIJING
Bird with Stars, 2011 55 X 45 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong - Paris
Ovum and Sperm, 1992 Aluminum And White Bronze © Courtesy of the Artist and Angles Gallery
Untitled, 1992 Bronze With Patina 19 ½ X 51 X 25 Inches Edition Of 2 + 1 Ap © Courtesy of the artist & The Pace Gallery
Blue Moon I, 2011 Bronze 29 X 29 X 2 In. / 73.7 X 73.7 X 5.1 Cm © Kiki Smith; Courtesy, Pace Gallery, New York; Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Pause Porcelaine , 2003 © Courtesy of the artist & Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art
Jacquard Tapestry 113 X 75 Inches Edition Of 10 © Courtesy of the Artist and Modernism Inc.
niversal Limited Art Editions (publisher), American, established 1956 Craig Zammiello (printer), American My Blue Lake, 1995 Color Lithograph And Photogravure 110.5 X 139.1 Cm © Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, Museum purchase, Gift of Michael Wilsey and the Lucille Brugh Memorial Fund 1997.143
Untitled [Birds in Hands], 2009 Lithograph 22 X 24 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & The Pace Gallery
© Courtesy of the artist & The Pace Gallery
Installation View © Courtesy of the artist & The Galleria Continua
Mica, 2014 Photopolymer Print 9 X 7 Inches
“Cause Effect” from the COLAB street poster project "Talk is Cheap", 1984
Born, 2002 Color Lithograph Sheet H:172.90 W:142.50 Cm (H:68 1/16 W:56 1/16 Inches); Image H:172.90 W:141.20 Cm (H:68 1/16 W:55 9/16 Inches) Framed H:180.34 W:151.13 Cm (H:71 W:59 1/2 Inches). Gift Of Agnes Gund And Daniel Shapiro 2004.34 © Kiki Smith
Esperanza, 2015 Intaglio With Hologram Paper And Mirrored Mylar Collage 42 1/4 X 30 In
Jewel (detail), 2004 Aquatint And Etching Hahnemühle Bright White Paper 14 X 17 © Kiki Smith
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Nuremberg, Germany
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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.


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