Shinique Smith, Forgiving Strands, 2015 – 2016. Installation view, ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016,’ Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua Targownik /

Please join us for a talk with Shinique Smith who is featured in our current exhibition, ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016.’

Born in Baltimore MD, 1971, Smith creates vibrant installations based in fiber, using found, discarded, and gifted clothing as raw materials that are inflected with notions of belonging
 at all levels: social, cultural, and psychological. These works are a departure from her earlier compressed fabric sculptures, riotous subversions of minimalist forms. Her sculptural works are often site-specific, making use of architectural space and working in tandem with abstract wall drawings to form the installations as a whole. Smith earned her BFA (1992) and MFA (2003) from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA (2014); and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville TN (2015). Smith lives and works in New York NY.

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