Jimenez - Colon Collection
Shinique Smith
In the Twilight
Smith, Shinique

1971 Born in Baltimore, MD

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2003 MFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2000 MAT, Tufts University & The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1992 BFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Solo Exhibitions

2011 To the Ocean of Everyone Else, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Shinique Smith: The Urban Pastoral, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA
Shinique Smith, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Shinique Smith: The Urban Pastoral, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Shinique Smith: Menagerie, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
2010 Shinique Smith, curated by Steven Matijcio, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC
Shinique Smith: Menagerie, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami, FL (continuing in 2011 at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI)
Shinique Smith: No Words, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Shinique Smith: My Heart Is My Hand, Illinois State University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Normal, IL
2009 Ten Times Myself, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Shinique Smith: Like it Like that, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
2008 Good Knot, Yvon Lambert, London, UK
Shinique Smith: Torch Songs, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 Shinique Smith: All Purpose, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
Shinique Smith: Lost & Found, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MN
Shinique Smith: Open Strings, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Shinique Smith: No dust, no stain, Cuchifritos Gallery (a project of Artists Alliance Inc.), New York, NY
2005 Overstock, (essay by Greg Tate) The Proposition, New York, NY
FULL-ON!, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2002 Crossroads, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
manifestations, Scola dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, Italy

Selected Projects

2009 A collaborative project by Nic 1, Vizie, Joyce Pensato and Shinique Smith, Cooper Square Hotel Art Wall, Art Production Fund, New York, NY
Elsewhere, a multi-media group exhibition curated by Shinique Smith, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Hope Blossoms – An Art Happening (benefit for The Sundari Foundation and its Lotus House initiative), The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
2006 cotton candy on a rainy day, curated by Shinique Smith, The Proposition, New York, NY
So, Fresh & So, Clean, art book created by Shinique Smith distributed to patrons of local Laundromats, Laundromat Project, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

2012 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2011 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, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Given a Miniscule Ledge, organized by Liz Parks, The Norwood Club, New York, NY
Play Time, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Wrong Place for the Right People, Bullet Space, New York, NY
30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
The February Show, curated by Jun Lee and Heather Hart, Ogilvy Chocolate Factory, New York, NY
Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, curated by Isolde Brielmaier, Bronx Museum, New York, NY
2010 THREADS: Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artists, curated by Lowery Stokes Sims, EK Projects, Beijing, China
Art Is, The Dash Gallery, New York, NY
Personal Freedom, curated by Johannes VanDerBeek, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal
At Home / Not At Home: Works From The Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, curated by Matthew Higgs, Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Reflection, Nathan Bernstein Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Embrace!, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Next Wave Art, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Your Gold Teeth II, curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2008 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Belle Du Jour, curated by Chrissy Crawford, Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, curated by Derrick Adams Maryland Institute College of Art, Gateway Galleries, Baltimore, MD
Freeway Balconies, curated by Collier Schorr, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Ready Made, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Into The Trees, curated by Lilly Wei and Amy Lipton, The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY
The Stranger, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Waste Not, Want Not, curated by Robyn Donohue with Alyson Baker and Marichris Ty, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City NY
The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, curated by Berin Golonu, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, curated by Brandon Brame Fortune and Frank H. Goodyear III with guest curator Jobyl A. Boone, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Something from Nothing, curated by Dan Cameron, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
2007 Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni, The New Museum, New York, NY
Body Politic: Casey Cook, Wangechi Mutu, Shinique Smith, Tory Wright, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC
New York; Ready-Made, Yvon Lambert, New York, NY
Shinique Smith & Mickalene Thomas: Prime Time, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
My Love is a ‘187 (Mark Bradford, Titus Kaphar, Shinique Smith & Mickalene Thomas), The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
Beyond the Pale, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY
Future Nomad, curated by Sara Reisman, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Allegories of Displacement, curated by Michèle C. Cone, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Stuff It!, Curated by Douglas Ferrari, Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ
Material Abuse, Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York, NY
Paper: First anniversary group exhibition, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, IL
25 Bold Moves, curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensela, House of Campari, New York, NY
I Feel You, curated by Dean Daderko, Roebling Hall, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), New York, NY
Do You Think I’m Disco, curated by Edwin Ramoran, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
2005 Frequency, curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Neovernacular, curated by Franklin Sirmans, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
d'Afrique, d'Asie, curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways, curated by Renee Vara and Asli Sümer, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Drawn Out, curated by Lorelei Stewart, Gallery 400, College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois, 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, curated by Derek Adams, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
Kate MacKinnon & Shinique Smith: Selected Works, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD
Gimme Some of That: Approprirating Feminist Strategies, curated by Sara Ferguson and Gretchen Holmes,
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, Chicago, IL
African Queen, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls, Curated by John Fekner, Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Campus, Long Island
University, Brookville, NY
2004 Word, curated by Paul Laster and Renee Riccardo, Bronx River Art Center, New York, NY
Re: Source, Art In General, New York, NY
The Reality of Things, Triple Candie, New York, NY
Veni Vidi Video II, curated by Christine Y. Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
CONVERSIONS, curated by Melissa A. Calderón, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Super Salon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2003 Black Russians, curated by Joyce Scott, Galerie Françoise et ses Frères, Baltimore, MD
MFA Thesis Show, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2002 !Upwardly Mobile 2, a collaborative project by Norman Beierle, Valentina Ferrarese, Hester Keijser, initially produced for Manifesta, The Ludwig Museum for Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
!Upwardly Mobile, a collaborative project by Norman Beierle, Valentina Ferrarese, Hester Keijser, initially
produced for Manifesta 4, Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Public Collections

The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Denver Art Museum
The Margulies Collection, Miami
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

Selected Bibliography

2010 Roberta Smith, Art? Life? Must We Choose? (Review of At Home/Not At Home at CSS Hessel Museum of Art), New York Times, Friday, July 2, pp C21, C25
Highlands Ranch Herald, Lifestyles Section, Last Weekend To See: Don’t Miss This Exhibit, March 30
Haven Thompson, Art / Creative Chic, W Magazine, April, p 92
Yolanda Sangweni, ESSENCE.com, > Culture, 10 Female African American Artists To Know, January 27
Roberta Smith, Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint, The New York Times, January 3, pp AR23-24 (and in online edition at newyorktimes.com)
Alex Sudalnik, Shinique Smith: Bound Together, FiberARTS, January/February, p 30
Barbara Pollack, Clothes Connections, ARTnews, January, pp 76-81
2009 Jody B. Cutler, A Lineage is Not a Category, The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp 38-42
Roberta Smith, A Beating Heart of Social Import (Review of 30 Seconds Off an Inch at The Studio Museum in Harlem), The New York Times, December 11, pp C29, C32
Michèle C. Cone, Shinique Smith - Yvon Lambert (review), Art in America, October
John Haber, Conceptual Arts in the Plural (Review: 30 Seconds off an Inch), haberarts.com, October 16
Daniel Chang, Hope Blossoms: About 30 artists will assemble to sing, dance, paint, drum – and help women and children in need, The Miami Herald, October 11
Cameron Shaw, Critic’s Picks – Shinique Smith – Yvon Lambert, artforum.com, July
Art: Galleries-Chelsea – Shinique Smith, The New Yorker, June 29, pp 13-14
Karen Rosenberg, Shinique Smith - Ten Times Myself (review), The New York Times, June 5
Brian Keith Jackson, New York Magazine, Culture Section, June
Rebekah Drysdale, Shinique Smith, dailyserving.com, May 29
The New York Times Style Magazine, cover art, Spring, cover and pp 10,77
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Newsletter, Events+Disruptions, Spring, cover and pp 8-9
Shinique Smith: Like it Like That, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Spring
Peter Van Rhoon, Art, Reality and a Bag, Code, Issue 14, Spring, pp 27-33
Nuit Banai, Project Space: Shinique Smith – Studio Museum in Harlem (review), Time Out New York, Issue No. 701, March 5-11
New York Artists Dictionary – Shinique Smith, Flash Art, Vol. XLII, No. 264, January-February, p 81
Howard Halle, Art: Medium Cool – Installation – Shinique Smith – Studio Museum in Harlem, Time Out New
York, Issue 692, January 1-7, p 51
2008 What’s Up, Project Space:Shinique Smith On View From November 12, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Fall-Winter
26iòàù Brian Keith Jackson, 30 Americans: American Vision, Giant, December/January
Silvia Cubina, On Contemporary Art, The Miami Herald, December 3, p 8E
Cheryl R. Riley, ART: On The Verge, Uptown, Issue 18, Winter, pp 36-37
Ericka Blount, Worth a Bundle: Interview with Shinique Smith, Baltimore Magazine, October
Kymberly N. Pinder, Unbaled: An Interview with Shinique Smith, Art Journal, Summer, pp 6-17
Eleanor Heartney, Museums II - Make It New, Art in America, April, pp 83-85
Jeffreen M. Hayes, On The Cusp: Young Collectors, International Review of African American Art, Volume 22, Number 2, pp 24-29
Glenn Adamson, When Craft Gets Sloppy, Crafts Magazine (UK), March/April
Blake Gopnik, Shinique Smith's Street Art, Taking the High Road, The Washington Post, Style & Arts Section, March 16
Black Is Beautiful, photographs by Barron Claiborne, styling by Emil Wibekin, Paper, Volume 24, Number 8, March, pp 120-129
Michael O’Sullivan, Hip-Hop Artists Take Center Stage, The Washington Post, February 15, p 49
2007 Goings on About Town: Art-Shinique Smith, The New Yorker, December 17, p 22
Vanessa Lau, W Blogs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, W Magazine.com, November 30
Kenya Hunt, Under the personal myth, Metro NY, Arts Section, Weekend, November 16-18
Kathryn Harris (photographs by Art Gray), From the ground up, Sunset, September
Mary Abbe, Abstraction with Soul (review), Star Tribune, Scene Section-Art, June 21, p F10
Headlands Center for the Arts Newsletter, Informal Economics: Shinique Smith & John Jota Leaños,
Summer, p 11
Cecilia Muhlstein, Global Rifting, NY Arts Magazine, March/April
Klaus Menziel, My Love is a 1987 (review), Percolator, March
Jerry Saltz, Beyond The Pale, The Village Voice, February 1
Stephanie Murg, Moti Hasson...Beyond the Pale, Chelsea Now, February 2-8
2006 Roberta Smith, Art Review: Menace, Glitter & Rock, The New York Times, December 29
Skowhegan Newsletter, Alumni News: Shinique Smith
Benjamin Genocchio, Padded, Stuffed And Packing a Punch (review), The New York Times, September 10
Atlanticville, In The Arts: Not Just Sock Monkeys (review), September 8
Celia McGee (photographs by Douglas Friedman and styling by Lynn Nigro), Nancy Lane Chooses Art The Same Way She Leads Her Life: Without Fear, O At Home, September, pp 118-123
Sarah Valdez, Report from New York: Bling and Beyond, Art In America, April
Urbanite, eye to eye, April, p 86
Emily Hall, Shinique Smith - The Proposition (review), Artforum, March
Melissa Gronlund, Frequency (review), Frieze, March
Holland Cotter, Art in Review - Do You Think I'm Disco (review), The New York Times, February 3
Rebecca Spence, How Street It Is, ARTnews, Volume 105, Number 2, February, pp 110-111
Jeremy Kastner, Frequency (review), Artforum, January, 217
2005 Roberta Smith, Where Issues of Black Identity Meet The Concerns of Every Artist (review), The New York Times, November 18, p E37
Elizabeth Marglin, Summer cycle at BMoCA a walk on the wild side (review), Boulder Daily Camera, July 24
Renee Ater, Creating Their Own Image, African Arts, Summer
Jessica Bowers, Office Politics, Baltimore City Paper, March 30
Helen A. Harrison, Random Acts Of Nature, and Youth (review), The New York Times, March 6, p LI9
2004 Kehinde Wiley, Introducing… Shinique Smith, NYFA Interactive, Vol. 13, No.14., September
Ken Johnson, The Reality of Things (review), The New York Times, June 18
LINK; a critical journal on the arts, Fall
2003 Jessica Dawson, African American Art, Forward & Backward, The Washington Post, Style Section, November 27, p C5
Blake Di Pastino, The Education of Shinique Smith, City Paper, Arts & Entertainment Section, April 2, pp 23-24
2002 Glenn McNatt, Artist adds elegance to hip-hop (review), The Baltimore Sun, September 13, p 10E
Laura Burns, Crossroads: New Work by Shinique Amie Smith (review), Radar, Volume 2, p 42
Enzo Di Martino, Gli intimi “mandala” di Amie Smith (review), Il Gazzettino, Cultura & Spettacoli, June 19
I magici mandala di Shinique Amie Smith (review), la Nuova, Cultura & Spettacoli, June 1