Shinique Smith takes physical stock of fibreculture and the possibilities of line. Working widely across painting, drawing, collage, video and installation, Smith creates ecosystems of cooperative corporality. Her works evoke embodied artifacts. Secondhand finds and neo-tribalism interact with Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Japanese calligraphy to create playful alterations between supertext and subtext, evoking the textile weaves of Smith’s oft-used materials themselves. In an exhaustive effort to process and restore culture, Smith creates menageries that glom high and lowbrow expressions and bury them at the human center.
Shinique Smith was born in Baltimore, MD and lives and works in New York, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI; Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, among numerous others. Recent group shows include 30 Americans, which originated at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; North Carolina Museum of Art; Bronx Museum; Brooklyn Museum; Denver Art Museum; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The New Museum, New York, NY, and others. Smith’s works are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum of Art; The Denver Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Margulies Collection, Miami; Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.
Born in 1971, in Baltimore, MD; lives and works in New York, NY
The Maryland Institute College of Art, Master of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD
Tufts University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Masters of Arts in Teaching, Medford, MA
The Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD
Shinique Smith: Refuge, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
SHINIQUE SMITH: Secret Garden Laughing Place, Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, New York, NY
Spectrums, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Project Atrium: Shinique Smith, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Shinique Smith: BLACK SWAN, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Shinique Smith Wonder and Rainbows, The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Mural Exhibition, Aspen Art Museum at Elk Camp, Aspen, CO
Threaded, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Shinique Smith, Bright Matter, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
MSU Federal Credit Union Artist Studio Series Presents: Shinique Smith: Arcadian Clusters, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Kaleidoscopic, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Firsthand, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Shinique Smith: Bold As Love, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
SHINIQUE SMITH: To the Ocean of Everyone Else, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Shinique Smith: The Urban Pastoral, Savannah College of Art and Design, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA
Shinique Smith: New Degree of Love, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg
Shinique Smith: The Urban Pastoral, Savannah College of Art and Design, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Shinique Smith: Menagerie, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Shinique Smith: Every Brick, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Shinique Smith: Menagerie, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Shinique Smith: No Words, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Shinique Smith: My Heart Is My Hand, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL
Ten Times Myself, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Shinique Smith: Like it Like that, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Good Knot, Yvon Lambert, London, UK
Shinique Smith: Torch Songs, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta
Shinique Smith: Lost & Found, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
Shinique Smith: Open Strings, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
Overstock, The Proposition, New York, NY
FULL-ON!, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Smith College
Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA; Utah
Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
American African America, Phillips Collection, New York, NY
30 Americans, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Out of Easy Reach, Rebuild Foundation, Stoney Island Arts Bank, Chicago, IL
In terms of collage, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair, The 8th Floor, New York, NY
Without Boundaries: Fiber Sculptures and Paintings by Women Artists, Minneapolis
Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Open Spaces, Swope Park, Kansas City, MO
Mickey: The True Original Exhibition, 60 10th Avenue, New York, NY
30 Americans, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Power, Sprueth Magers, Los Angeles, CA
Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Dialogues in Drawing, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
No burden as heavy, David Castillo Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Women Painting, Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL
American African American, Phillips Auctioneers, London, UK
Innovators and Activists: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Traveling Exhibition 2017-2020: SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY; Alfred University, Alfred, NY; SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY; SUNY Plattsburg, Plattsburg, NY; Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, Valhalla, NY
Soldary & Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner & Alfred Gieffrida Collection, Traveling Exhibition 2017-2020: Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
Impermanencia, Bienal de Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador
Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
Decade by Decade: Art Acquired in Its Time, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Modern Heroics, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Half the World: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, Curated by Paul Schimmel and Jenni Sorkin, Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA
30 Americans, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
30 Americans, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Resonant Tides, mural exhibition, Aspen Art Museum at Elk Camp, Snowmass, CO
Shine Space, Open Source with Mural Arts, Philadelphia, PA
30 Redefining Audacity, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Threaded, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
30 Americans, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, MoCA North Miami, North Miami, FL
MTA Arts for Transit, Public art commission, Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot, Harlem, NY
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Stretching the Limits: Fibers in Contemporary Painting, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
Cultural Transference, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY
Everyday Abstract-Abstract Everyday, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
30 Americans, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Flights from Wonder: Christopher Chiappa, Liz Craft, Martha Friedman
FriendsWithYou, Jon Pylypchuk, Carolyn Salas, Mindy Shapero, Shinique Smith, and Phoebe Washburn, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Trash, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
30 Americans, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Play Time, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue: Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Texas Southern University Museum, Houston, TX
Perry Collection, Texas Southern University Museum, Houston, TX
30 Americans, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
THREADS: Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artists, EK Projects, Beijing, China
Personal Freedom, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal
At Home / Not At Home: Works From The Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Embrace!, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Your Gold Teeth II, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Into the Trees, curated by Lilly Wei and Amy Lipton, The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY
30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Ready Made, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
The Stranger, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Waste Not, Want Not, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Something from Nothing, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, LA
Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, The New Museum, New York, NY
Body Politic: Casey Cook, Wangechi Mutu, Shinique Smith, Tory Wright, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC
Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Future Nomad, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Material Abuse, Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York, NY
Paper: First anniversary group exhibition, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
I Feel You, Roebling Hall, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), New York, NY
Do You Think I’m Disco, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Neovernacular, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
d’Afrique, d’Asie, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Drawn Out, Gallery 400, College of Architecture and the Arts,
University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Unveiling The Invisible: Contemporary Video Art (Desvelar Lo Invisible: Videocreacion Contemporanea), Comunidad De Madrid, El Consejeria De Cultura Y Deportes, Madrid, Spain
Recess: Images & Objects in Formation, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
African Queen, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Re: Source, Art In General, New York, NY
The Reality of Things, Triple Candie, New York, NY
Veni Vidi Video II, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Pogrebin, Robin. “Why Store Art When You Can Share It? A Collector’s Trove”, The New York Times, March 6, 2019.
Graeber, Laurel. “7 Things to Do With Your Kids in NYC This Weekend”, The New York Times, January 17, 2019.
“David Castillo Gallery to present works by stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach”, Artdaily.org, November 2018.
“Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem to Begin National Tour in 2019”, ARTFIXdaily, November 20, 2018.
Barnes, Brooks. “Mickey Turns 90, and the Disney Marketing Machine Celebrates”, The New York Times, November 2, 2018.
Kent, Clarkisha. “Meet Shinique Smith. The Black Artist Behind the Center Piece of Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary Pop Art Exhibition”, Essence, October 30, 2018.
Neuendorf, Henri. “Here are the 300 Artists Making Billboards for Every US State as Part of Hank Willis Thomas’s Midterm Election Project”, Artnet News, October 9, 2018.
Gleason, Will. “A trippy Mickey Mouse-inspired art exhibition opens in Chelsea this fall”, Time Out New York, August 21, 2018.
Cascone, Sarah. “From Nick Cave to Janelle Monáe, Kansas City’s New Biennial Mingles Art and Music for a Midwest Extravaganza”, Artnet news, August 09, 2018.
Bury, Louis. “Refuse Transformed: Reuse as Social Repair”, Hyperallergic, August 17, 2018.
Plitt, Amy. “The best public art in NYC”, Curbed New York, August 6, 2018.
Rodney, Seph. “An Exhibition that Frustrates Our Grasp of Abstraction”, Hyperallergic, August 1, 2018.
Koziarz, Jay. “17 works of public art in Chicago to see right now”, Crubed Chicago, July 16, 2018.
Goldstein, Caroline. “Beat the Heat With These 19 Summer Group Shows on View Now in New York”, Artnet News, July 4, 2018.
Ollman, Leah. “In Shinique Smith’s ‘Refuge,’ bits of past make for a compelling present”, Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2018.
Travers, Andrew. “Aspen Skiing Co. keeps it in the family for public art installation”, The Aspen Times, June 25, 2018.
Vankin, Deborah. “Shinique Smith’s ‘Refuge’ explores shelter, homelessness and the excess of our stuff”, Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2018.
Waxman, Lori. “Abstraction, explained”, Chicago Tribune, May 31, 2018.
Gleadell, Colin. “Records tumble for top female artists and the time-honoured fruits of attractively low estimates”, The Telegraph, May 29, 2018.
Gordon, Amanda L. “Black Art Stars Go to Auction to Benefit Harlem’s Studio Museum”, Bloomberg, May 11, 2018.
Ober, Cara. “Artists and Curators Weigh In on Baltimore Museum’s Move to Deaccession Works by White Men to Diversify Its Collection”, Hyperallergic, May 7, 2018.
Halio, Grace. “42 Artists Donate Works to Sotheby’s Auction Benefitting the Studio Museum in Harlem”, Art News, May 3, 2018.
Stuart, Gwynedd. “Artist Shinique Smith Just Moved to LA, but You’d Think She’s Been Here All Along”, Los Angeles Magazine, May 1, 2018.
Isaacs, Deanna. “Theaster Gates is reopening a slicker Arts Bank this weekend”, Chicago Reader, April 25, 2018.
Johnson, Steve. “Theaster Gates proudly shows off new Stony Island Arts Bank on the South Side”, Chicago Tribune, April 24, 2018.
Little, Colony. “Shinique Smith Adds New Layers to Her Fabric Work With a Show That Doubles as a Collection for LA’s Homeless”, Artnet News, April 18, 2018.
Selvin, Claire. “Here’s the Artist List for Open Spaces Kansas City 2018”, Art News, April 13, 2018.
Barragan, Bianca. “Watch a colorful glass mosaic for the Crenshaw Line come together”, Curbed Los Angeles, February 28, 2018.
Woulk Almino, Elisa. “Mickalene Thomas, Shinique Smith, and Others Are Making Art for LA’s New Metro Line”, Hyperallergic, January 2018.
Broverman, Neal. “An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line”, Los Angeles Magazine, January 22, 2018.
Kennicott, Philip, “They’re women, they’re black and they don’t make art about that”, The Washington Post, November 1, 2017.
Culture Talk: Arnold Lehman on Curating ‘American African American,’ a Selling Exhibition at Phillips London”, Culture Type, November 1, 2017.
Davis, Ben. “Yes, Black Women Made Abstract Art Too, as a Resounding New Show Makes Clear”, ArtNet News, October 20, 2017.
Sloan, Willona M. “Black Women Abstract Artists Get Their Due In ‘Magnetic Fields’ At the National Museum of Women in the Arts”, The DCist, October 12, 2017.
Felsenthal, Julia. “On a Mission: Pamela Joyner’s Activist Art Show Arrives in New Orleans”, Vogue, October 2, 2017.
Mester, Amanda. “National Tour of African Diaspora Artists Kicks Off at Ogden Museum”, Off Beat Magazine, September 8, 2017.
Uszerowicz, Monica. “When Artists Carry the Burden of History”, Hyperallergic, August 20, 2017.
Langsner, Libby. “Must-See Art Guide: Aspen”, ArtNet News, August 3, 2017.
Graeber, Laurel. “Events for Children in NYC This Week”, The New York Times, June 15, 2017.
Gottlieb, Benjamin. “Art made by some 37 African American women from the 19th century until now is the subject of a powerful group exhibition”, National Public Radio, April 2017.
Stromberg, Matt. “Kara Walker, Karon Davis and the black female artists retelling US history”, The Guardian, April 5, 2017.
Laster, Paul. “Armory Show 2017: are site specific works the remedy against art fairs’ monotony?”, Conceptual Fine Arts, March 7, 2017.
Duron, Maximiliano. “Scenes from the 2017 Armory Show”, ArtNews, March 2, 2017.
Anastas, Rhea. “When Attitude Becomes Norm”, Artforum, May 2016.
Hayes, Linda. “Art & Culture: Eye Spy”, Modern Luxury Aspen Magazine, May 2016.
“Shinique Smith: Elk Camp”, Aspen Art Museum, March-June 2016.
Valys, Phillip. “NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale unveils 2016-2017 season”, SouthFlorida.com, May 25, 2016.
Palombo, Jessica. “Business Brief: Outgoing MOCA Director Reflects On Art Museum’s Success”, WJCT, May 23, 2016.
Nys Dambrot, Shana. “John Outterbridge: Assembling a Movement”, Artbound, April 18, 2016.
“NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection Will Open September 30 at NMWA”, Fine Books & Collections, April 14, 2016.
Sheets, Hilarie M. “Female Artists Are (Finally) Getting Their Turn”, The New York Times, March 29, 2016.
Motsinger, Carol. “’30 Americans’ comes to Cincinnati Art Museum”, Cincinnati.com, March 25, 2016.
Patton, Charlie. “Shinique Smith’s ‘Quickening’ is MOCA Jacksonville latest Project Atrium exhibit”, Jacksonville.com, March 21, 2016.
Wagley, Catherine G. “New Kid in Town: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Opens in Los Angeles”, ArtNews, March 16, 2016.
Roderick, Kevin. “Hauser Wirth & Schimmel comes to the Arts District”, LA Observed, March 13, 2016.
Finkel, Jori. “Hauser Wirth & Schimmel transcends the big-box gallery model”, The Art Newspaper, March 11, 2016.
Davis, Ben. “Hauser, Wirth and Schimmel Is a Gallery Built Like a Museum—What’s Really Going On?”, Artnet News, March 11, 2016.
Cembalest, Robin. “Mega-Gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel Opens With 100 Women Artists”, W Magazine, March 10, 2016.
Travers, Andrew. “Art as Skiing, Skiing as Art”, The Aspen Times, March 10, 2016.
“Project Atrium Brings Shinique Smith”, Metro Jacksonville, March 3, 2016.
Dunne, Jill. “Cincinnati Art Museum to present powerful African-American art in ’30 Americans’”, Art Fix Daily, January 28, 2016.
Russ, JK. “The End of the P3Studio Artist Residency Era”, Huffington Post, January 14, 2016.
Roselione-Valadez. “No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection”, catalogue, The Rubell Family Collection. December 2015. Print.
Acitelli, Tom. “Greater Boston Public Art: the Most Memorable of 2015”, Curbed Boston, December 31, 2015.
Travers, Andrew. “Aspen Times Weekly: Mural on the Mountain”, The Aspen Times, December 3, 2015.
Ciccarone, Erica. “Repurposed Memories: Shinique Smith at the Frist, Nashville”, Burnaway, December 9, 2015.
Miranda, Carolina. “Hauser Wirth & Schimmel to inaugurate L.A. gallery with exhibition of female sculptors”, Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2015.
Fort, Patrick. “Gorillas, cloth and words…or are they? New installations at Aspen Art Museum”, Aspen Public Radio, November 4, 2015.
Bailey, Samaria. “New mural brightens North Phila. Rec center,” The Philadelphia Tribune, November 4, 2015.
“Feelings: Soft Art”, Skira Rizzoli, November 3, 2015. Print.
Hutson, Laura, “The Scene talks to artist Shinique Smith about her exhibit at the Frist, Black Wonder Rainbows,” Nashville Scene, October 29, 2015.
Visual Arts News Desk. “Shinique Smith to Bring Vibrant Paintings and Sculptures to Nashville’s Frist Center, Beginning 10/9,” Broadway World, August 19, 2015.
Lee, Deborah. “Seven Moon Junction Mural Shines with Wisdom from the Greenway Wall in Dewey Square Park,” Art Outdoors, August 6, 2015.
Gay Malcolm. “Greenway, List Center tap Weiner for Dewey Square mural,” The Boston Globe, August 5, 2015.
Csaszar, Tom. “Bright Matter: Shinique Smith in Boston,” artcritical, April 28, 2015.
Levere, Jane. “New Book Casts Spotlight on NYC’s Underground Artworks,” Forbes, March 25, 2015.
Salisbury, Stephen. “Mural Arts names artists for 2015 citywide project,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 2015.
Artsy Editorial. “A Group Show Considers Kafka’s ‘Amerika’ and Otherness in Art,” Artsy, 2014.
Brooks, Katherine. “Shinique Smith Crafts a Celestial Universe from Ink, Textiles and Other ‘Bright Matter.” HuffPost Arts & Culture, September 2014.
DeLuca, Nick. “The Dewey Square Mural Was Inspired by Alchemy, Astrology, Music & Mythology,” BostInno, September 2014.
McQuaid, Cate. “Shinique Smith exhibit wild and welcoming,” The Boston Globe, August 2014.
Cooper, Ashton. “21 Questions for Mini-Retrospective Subject Shinique Smith,” Blouin Art Info, August 2014.
Edgers, Geoff. “Bringing Joy to Smith’s ‘BRIGHT MATTER’ Works, Boston Globe, August 2014.
Edgers, Geoff. “A Whirl of Public Art for the Greenway.” Boston Globe, June 25, 2014.
“Scene & Heard: Making art from rubbish,” Timesunion.com, April 4, 2014.
“MSUFCU hosts Broad Museum’s ‘Arcadian Clusters’ Friday,” Lansing State Journal, February 2014.
“Shinique Smith: Arcadian Clusters; MSU Federal Creit Union Artist Studio Series”, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, February 2014.
Plitt, Amy. “Photo Tour Through New York’s Hidden Museum. Hint: Most of It’s Underground,” Conde Nast Traveler, November 23, 2013.
“Exhibition Features 30 Of The Most Influential Contemporary Black Artists,” The Huffington Post, September 27, 2013.
Huebner, Michael. “Shinique Smith creating art ‘Etched in Collective History’ at Birmingham Museum of Art (gallery),” The Huntsville Times. August 2013.
Morris, Melissa C. “Art in Transit: A Conversation with Shinique Smith.” Art in America, August 20, 2013.
Patel, Alpesh. “Critic’s Picks: Shinique Smith at David Castillo Gallery.” Art Forum. June 2013.
“50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists.” Art + Auction. June 2013.
Zevitas, Steven. “Must-See Painting Shows: June 2013.” The Huffington Post. June 10, 2013.
Cembalest, Robin. “Chasing Unicorns in Art Across the Ages.” ARTnews. May 23, 2013.
Graeme, Judy. “Artist Shinique Smith visits Charles White Elementary.” LA Observed. March 24, 2013.
“Female Artists 2013: Celebrate International Women’s Day With 10 to Watch This Year,” The Huffington Post, March 8, 2013
Sheets, Hilarie. “Giving Castoffs a Second Life”, The New York Times, March 7, 2013
Whitney, Kathleen. “Anonymous Exchanges: A Conversation with Shinique Smith.” February 2013.
“Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens Shinique Smith exhibition at elementary school”, artdaily.org, February 8, 2013
Zeiger, Christine. “Shinique Smith exhibit in Los Angeles offers students more than a glimpse of art,” Febrary 7, 2013
Mohseni, Yasmine. “Shinique Smith Preparing Exhibition at Los Angeles Elementary School,” ARTINFO, January 29, 2013
Smith, Roberta. “Like Watching Paint Thrive,” The New York Times, June 29, 2012, pp C23, C28.
Saltz, Jerry. “How To Make It In The Art World, The New Rulebook,” New York Magazine, April 30, 2012, p 45.
Hansel, Sally. “Shinique Smith Fabric into Form,” Surface Design Journal, Spring 2012, pp 40-45.
Donelan, Charles. “‘Flights from Wonder’ at the Contemporary Arts Forum,” Santa Barbara Independent, March 21, 2012.
Vroom, Chris. “10 Art Fairs, 300+ Exhibitions? Here Are 15 Must-See Installations On View This Week,” Huffington Post Arts, March 8, 2012.
Yablonsky, Linda. “Close Encounters THE LOWDOWN ON THE UPPERCRUST ART FAIR,” artnet.com, March 7, 2012.
Dontas, Maria. “Semifinalists for Sondheim Artscape Prize Announced,” Baltimore City Paper, February 22, 2012.
Rodaine, Savvi. “Shinique Smith, Life Stylishly Untrammeled,” February 20, 2012.
Baker, Kenneth. “Bradford’s new stroke in ‘painting’,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 17, 2012.
“An Impromptu Mike Kelley Memorial for L.A., Miami Walmart Crushes Art Fairs, and More Must-Read Art News,” ARTINFO. February 6, 2012.
Russeth, Andrew. “Shinique Smith to James Cohan Gallery,” GalleristNY, New York Observer, February 3, 2012.
“Shinique Smith’s Bundle of Fabric Explores The Global Path of Consumption,” arts.observer, January 17, 2012.
Jackson, Brian Keith. “Shinique Smith: To The Ocean Of Everyone Else,” Brand New Gallery, December 2011.
Siniscaico, Luca. “Smith e Bodoni alla Brand New Gallery,” Luuk Magazine, November 19, 2011.
“Bodoni and Smith between propaganda and mythology, recycling and abstraction,” Artitute, November 11, 2011.
Burstein-Hewitt, Lonnie. “Eco-wise artists trash New Children’s Museum,” La Jolla Light, November 11, 2011.
Capacchione, Franco. “Shinique Smith e Zsolt Bodoni @ Brand New Gallery, Milano,” Rolling Stone, November 10, 2011.
“Manhattan Chatroom: Shinique Smith,” Stiletto, Fall/Winter 2011, No. 32, p 172.
“Vedere, uscire: Stracci D’arte a Milano,” La Repubblica, September 2011, p 364.
Badinella, Chiara. “Talent scout all’estero, per arrivare ai giovani italiani (interview with Fabrizio Affronti),” Arte, September 2011, p 121.
Zak, Dan. “Lawyer by day, well-connected art collector in her hours off,” The Washington Post, Lifestyle section, September 23, 2011.
Sickler, Linda. “Pure Enchantment,” Savannah Morning News, August 11, 2011.
“Contemporary Artists United To Help African Children, And A Black Art Treasure Is Found,” BET Online, July 7, 2011.
Feaster, Felicia. “Shinique Smith outfits SCAD in the fashionating Enchantment,” Creative Loafing Atlanta, June 24, 2011.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Bundles of Energy/Shinique Smith gives castoffs a second life as fine art,” O Magazine (and online at oprah.com), April 2011, p 44.
Wolf, Karin. “Review: Shinique Smith at MMoCA,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 23, 2011.
Patterson, Tom. “Exhibits celebrate black artists,” Winston-Salem Journal, February 13, 2011.
Levin, Ann. “Elizabeth Catlett’s heroic images on view,” The Philadelphia Tribune, February 1, 2011, p 9-B.
Block, Holly, et al. Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, Bronx Museum, February 2011.
Levin, Ann. “Show juxtaposes artist of heroic images of black folk with a younger, edgier generation,” 1301 News, January 28, 2011.
Smith, Jennifer A. “Shinique Smith uses our garbage to her own ends, The life cycle of stuff,” Isthmus / The Daily Page, January 27, 2011.
Saviano, Eva. “’Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists’ opens at the Bronx Museum Thursday, January 27,” Time Out New York, January 27, 2011.
Vaughn, Katie. “Getting Personal,” Madison Magazine, January 26, 2011.
“Recent Obsessions: B.J. Raji, Shinique Smith and ‘When Parents Text’,” 77 Square, January 27, 2011.
Christians, Lindsay. “Cast-offs turn into sculpture at MMoCA,” The Capital Times, January 20, 2011.
Smathers, Jason. “Smith’s ‘Menagerie’ opens at MMoCA,” The Badger-Herald, January 17, 2011.
Patterson, Tom. “Back up and running: Delayed reopening of SECCA highlighted another year with few outstanding art shows to see,” Winston-Salem Journal, December 26, 2010.
Bornfeld, Steve. “Cosmopolitan makes artwork integral to hotel,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, December 17, 2010.
Feldberg, Sarah. “The Cosmopolitan’s Writing On The Wall,” Las Vegas Weekly, October 20, 2010.
Remen, Doreen. “Art Production Fund at the Coolest Spot on the Strip,” The Huffington Post, October 15, 2010.
Austin, Tom. “Her body of work: Shinique Smith shines in solo show at MOCA,” The Miami Herald, October 3, 2010.
Sims, Lowery Stokes. Threads, Eli Klein Fine Arts, October 2010.
Cashdan, Marina. “Care Bears and My Little Pony: Shinique Smith’s Brooklyn Treasure Trove,” The Huffington Post, September 14, 2010.
“40 Under 40,” essence.com, September 9, 2010.
Barnes, Steve. “Reflection,” ARTnews, September 2010, p 110.
Clearwater, Bonnie. Shinique Smith: Menagerie, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI, September 2010.
Walleston, Aimee. “Vested Histories: Shinique Smith,” Art In America online, August 30, 2010.
Smith, Roberta. “Art? Life? Must We Choose?,” New York Times, Friday, July 2, 2010, pp C21, C25.
Higgs, Matthew. At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, June 2010.
Hurwitz, Laurie. “Shinique Smith and Jason Dodge / Yvon Lambert / Paris,” ARTnews, Summer 2010, pp 135-136.
“Last Weekend To See: Don’t Miss This Exhibit,” Highlands Ranch Herald, Lifestyles Section, March 30, 2010.
Thompson, Haven. “Art / Creative Chic,” W Magazine, April 2010, p 92.
Denver Art Museum Members Magazine, Issue 122, March/April 2010.
Sangweni, Yolanda. “10 Female African American Artists To Know,” essence.com, January 27, 2010.
Smith, Roberta. “Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint,” The New York Times, January 3, 2010, pp AR23-24.
Sudalnik, Alex. “Shinique Smith: Bound Together,” FiberARTS, January/February 2010, p 30.
Pollack, Barbara. “Clothes Connections,” ARTnews, January 2010, pp 76-81.
Cutler, Jody B. “A Lineage is Not a Category,” The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2009 pp 38-42.
Smith, Roberta. “A Beating Heart of Social Import,” The New York Times, December 11, 2009, pp C29, C32.
Embrace!, Denver Art Museum, November 2009.
Cone, Michele C. “Shinique Smith – Yvon Lambert,” Art in America, October 2009.
Haber, John “Conceptual Arts in the Plural,” haberarts.com, October 16, 2009.
Chang, Daniel. “Hope Blossoms: About 30 artists will assemble to sing, dance, paint, drum – and help women and children in need,” The Miami Herald, October 11, 2009.
Shaw, Cameron. “Critic’s Picks – Shinique Smith – Yvon Lambert,” artforum.com, July 2009.
“Art: Galleries-Chelsea – Shinique Smith,” The New Yorker, June 29, 2009, pp 13-14.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Shinique Smith – Ten Times Myself,” The New York Times, June 5, 2009.
Jackson, Brian Keith. New York Magazine, Culture Section, June 2009.
Golden, Thelma. 30 Seconds Off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, June 2009.
Drysdale, Rebekah. “Shinique Smith,” dailyserving.com, May 29, 2009.
The New York Times Style Magazine, cover art, Spring 2009, cover and pp 10,77.
“Events+Disruptions,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago Newsletter, Spring 2009, cover & pp 8-9.
“Shinique Smith: Like it Like That,” The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Spring 2009.
Van Rhoon, Peter. “Art, Reality and a Bag,” Code, Issue 14, Spring 2009, pp 27-33.
Banai, Nuit. “Project Space: Shinique Smith – Studio Museum in Harlem,” Time Out New York, Issue No. 701, March 5-11, 2009.
“New York Artists Dictionary – Shinique Smith,” Flash Art, Vol. XLII, No. 264, January-February 2009, p 81.
Halle, Howard. “Art: Medium Cool – Installation – Shinique Smith – Studio Museum in Harlem,” Time Out New York, Issue 692, January 1-7, 2009, p 51.
“What’s Up, Project Space: Shinique Smith On View From November 12,” The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Fall-Winter, 2008-09.
Keith Jackson, Brian. “30 Americans: American Vision, Giant,” December/January 2009.
Cubina, Silvia. “On Contemporary Art,” The Miami Herald, December 3, 2008, p 8E.
Riley, Cheryl R. “ART: On The Verge,” Uptown, Issue 18, Winter 2008, pp 36-37.
Blount, Emily. “Worth a Bundle: Interview with Shinique Smith,” Baltimore Magazine, October 2008.
Sirmans, Franklin, et al. 30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection, August 2008.
Pinder, Kymberly N. “Unbaled: An Interview with Shinique Smith,” Art Journal, Summer 2008, pp 6-17.
Heartney, Eleanor. “Museums II – Make It New,” Art in America, April 2008, pp 83-85.
Hayes, Jeffreen M. “On The Cusp: Young Collectors,” International Review of African American Art, Volume 22, Number 2, pp 24-29.
Adamson, Glenn. “When Craft Gets Sloppy,” Crafts Magazine (UK), March/April 2008.
Gopnik, Blake. “Shinique Smith’s Street Art, Taking the High Road,” The Washington Post, March 16, 2008.
“Black Is Beautiful,” Paper, Volume 24, Number 8, March 2008, pp 120-129.
O’Sullivan, Michael. “Hip-Hop Artists Take Center Stage,” The Washington Post, February 15, 2008, p 49.
Schorr, Collier. Freeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, 2008.
Golonu, Berin. The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2008.
“Goings on About Town: Art-Shinique Smith,” The New Yorker, December 17, 2007, p 22.
Flood, Richard et al. Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, The New Museum, December 2007.
Lau, Vanessa. “W Blogs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” W Magazine.com, November 30, 2007.
Hunt, Kenya. “Under the personal myth,” Metro NY, Arts Section, Weekend, November 16-18, 2007.
Harris, Kathryn. “From the ground up,” Sunset, September 2007.
Abbe, Mary. “Abstraction with Soul,” Star Tribune, Scene Section-Art, June 21, 2007, p F10).
“Informal Economics: Shinique Smith & John Jota Leaños,” Headlands Center for the Arts Newsletter, Summer 2007, p 11.
Muhlstein, Cecilia. “Global Rifting,” NY Arts Magazine, March/April 2007.
Menziel, Klaus. “My Love is a 1987,” Percolator, March 2007.
Saltz, Jerry. “Beyond The Pale,” The Village Voice, February 1, 2007.
Murg, Stephanie & Moti Hasson. “Beyond the Pale,” Chelsea Now, February 2-8, 2007.
Fortune, Brandon Brame et al. RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, February 2007.
McKinnon, E. Luanne. Crossing the Line African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, 2007.
Smith, Roberta. “Art Review: Menace, Glitter & Rock,” The New York Times, December 29, 2006.
“Alumni News: Shinique Smith,” Skowhegan Newsletter, 2006.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Padded, Stuffed And Packing a Punch,” The New York Times, September 10, 2006, p 20.
“In The Arts: Not Just Sock Monkeys,” Atlanticville, September 8, 2006.
McGee, Celia. “Nancy Lane Chooses Art The Same Way She Leads Her Life: Without Fear,” O At Home, September 2006, pp 118-123.
Cone, Michele C. Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center, September 2006.
Valdez, Sarah. “Report from New York: Bling and Beyond,” Art In America, April 2006.
“eye to eye,” Urbanite, April 2006, p 86.
Hall, Emily. “Shinique Smith – The Proposition,” Artforum, March 2006.
Gronlund, Melissa. “Frequency,” Frieze, March 2006.
Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review – Do You Think I’m Disco,” The New York Times, February 3, 2006.
Spence, Rebecca. “ How Street It Is,” ARTnews, Volume 105, Number 2, February 2006, pp 110-111.
Kastner, Jeremy. “Frequency,” Artforum, January 2006, 217.
Smith, Roberta. “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet The Concerns of Every Artist,” The New York Times, November 18, 2005, p E37.
Marglin, Elizabeth. “Summer cycle at BMoCA a walk on the wild side,” Boulder Daily Camera, July 24, 2005.
Ater, Renee. “Creating Their Own Image,” African Arts, Summer 2005.
25 Bold Moves: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, House of Campari, May 2005.
Bowers, Jessica. “Office Politics,” Baltimore City Paper, March 30, 2005.
Harrison, Helen A. “Random Acts Of Nature, and Youth,” The New York Times, March 6, 2005, p LI9.
Golden, Thelma et al. frequency, The Studio Museum, January 2005.
Combalia, Victoria & Juan Carlos Regos. Desvelar lo invisible: videocreacion contemporanea | Unveiling The Invisible: Contemporary Video Art, Comunidad de Madrid, 2005.
Ferguson, Sara & Gretchen Holmes. Gimme Some of That: Appropriating Feminist Strategies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2005.
Fekner, John. Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls, Hillwood Art Museum, 2005.
Wiley, Kehinde. “Introducing… Shinique Smith,” NYFA Interactive, Vol. 13, No.14., September 2004.
Johnson, Ken. “The Reality of Things,” The New York Times, June 18, 2004.
LINK; a critical journal on the arts, Fall 2004.
Dawson, Jessica. “African American Art, Forward & Backward,” The Washington Post, Style Section, November 27, 2003, p C5.
Di Pastino, Blake. “The Education of Shinique Smith,” City Paper, Arts & Entertainment Section, April 2, 2003, pp 23-24.
McNatt, Glenn. “Artist adds elegance to hip-hop,” The Baltimore Sun, September 13, 2002, p 10E.
Burns, Laura. “Crossroads: New Work by Shinique Amie Smith,” Radar, Volume 2, p 42.
Di Martino, Enzo. “Gli intimi ‘mandala’ di Amie Smith,” Il Gazzettino, Cultura & Spettacoli Section, June 19, 2002.
“I magici mandala di Shinique Amie Smith,” la Nuova, June 1, 2002.
Rossi, Sara. SHINIQUE AMIE SMITH manifestations, Scola dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, Italy, June 2002.
Anonymous Was A Woman Award
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award
Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni Medal of Honor
Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
The Headlands Center for the Arts
Aljira Center for Contemporary Art
Henry Street Settlement
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Fellowship
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, New York, NY
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
School of Visual Arts, Penn State University, State College, PA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Snowmass, CO
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Harvard Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Boston Society of Arcitects & The Greenway, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI
Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, New York, NY
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Illinois State University School of Art, Normal, IL
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, NY
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C.
The New Museum, New York, NY
The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
CalArts, Valencia, CA
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
ICA Miami, FL
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, University Park, PA
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA
The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY