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VIRTUAL | Artist Talk with Shinique Smith

April 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Photo credit: Jeff Vespa

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is required and open to all, with a minimum donation of $5.00 to participate in this event. We hope to see you there!

How to take part!

  1. Register for this event here
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

This event was intended as an Artist Breakfast in New York. Artist Breakfasts are intimate monthly breakfasts featuring leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. We’re so excited to be able take this talk online for members and friends across the country! Join us for a special Earth Day conversation with Shinique Smith.

For over a decade artist Shinique Smith has employed clothing, fabrics, and objects—items that exist in the realm of what we call belongings—to construct sculptures, paintings, and site-specific installations bound with ribbon and calligraphic lines. Examining the ways in which these objects resonate on a personal and social scale, “Smith’s works operate at the convergence of consumption, displacement, and sanctuary. In Smith’s hands, these works reveal connections across space, time, and place to suggest the possibility of constructing worlds renewed by hopeful delight.”

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, currently residing in Los Angeles, Smith has had solo exhibitions with California African American Museum; Frist Center for Visual Arts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and MOCA Jacksonville. Currently, a show of her newest works is on view with the UBS Art Collection Gallery in New York until July 2020.

Smith’s artworks have been exhibited in many acclaimed group shows including UnMonumental: The Object in the 21st Century at New Museum, Frequency at Studio Museum in Harlem, 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection and Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016 at Hauser + Wirth LA and is held within the  permanent collections of Brooklyn Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Minneapolis Art Institute, Whitney Museum and LACMA among others. In March 15 – August 9, 2020, Smith’s newest sculpture, Grace Stands Beside will be presented as part of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s 2020 Vision series of exhibitions. 

Shinique has received awards from Anonymous Was a Woman, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, NYFA, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Shinique earned her MAT from Tufts University & The Museum School, and MFA and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art where Smith awarded the Alumni Medal of Honor in 2012.

Thank you to the Pollock Krasner Foundation for its support of this program.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant - Tallahassee Arts Guide


April 22, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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