Artist, New York
Stephen M. Kellen Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2006
Kiki Smith is a New York-based artist of international prominence who has exhibited with PaceWildenstein since 1994. Her work has been shown in numerous one-person exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the International Center of Photography, New York.
In 2003, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited a survey of Smith’s printed art, Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things. In 2005, Smith installed Homespun Tales: A Tale of Domestic Occupation at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a museum house in Venice, Italy. The Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, organized Smith’s first major traveling retrospective, which opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (November 2005-January 2006) and then traveled to the Walker Art Center (February 26-May 14, 2006); the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (July 22, 2006-September 24, 2006); and the Whitney Museum of American Art (November 16 through February 11, 2007).
In 2000, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture awarded Smith with their prestigious Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005, and the Rhode Island School of Design honored her with the Athena Award for Excellence in Printmaking.