Kiki Smith

Comet, 1996
Bronze and pigmented cast resin
26 x 32 x 11 inches
acquired 1998


Woman with Wolf, 2003
Porcelain
14.75 x 4.25 x 8 inches
acquired 2003


 

Biography

Born 1954 in Nuremberg, Germany.

“The daughter of American sculptor Tony Smith, Kiki Smith grew up in New Jersey. As a young girl, one of Smith’s first experiences with art was helping her father make cardboard models for his geometric sculptures. This training in formalist systems, combined with her upbringing in the Catholic Church, would later resurface in Smith’s evocative sculptures, drawings, and prints. The recurrent subject matter in Smith’s work has been the body as a receptacle for knowledge, belief, and storytelling.” -Art21

Awards

Athena Award for Excellence in Printmaking in 2005 from the Rhode Island School of Design
Participation in the Whitney Biennial three times in the past decade
Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005

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