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Kiki Smith

American, b. 1954

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Kiki Smith

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American, b. 1954

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6.2k
Biography

Using a multitude of mediums and materials, Kiki Smith’s collections are meditations on life and spirituality, often featuring narratives about origins and endings. For the installation Pilgrim (2007-2010), Smith created nearly 30 panels of black and white stained glass supported by steel frames, each representing a stage in a woman’s life and evoking the stations of a pilgrimage. Smith has worked extensively in glass, from the molded sculpture of entangled spermatozoa in Untitled (1989–1990) to the rose window of the Eldridge Street Synagogue (2010) in New York City’s Lower East Side.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$296k, Christie's, 2006
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 7 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Using a multitude of mediums and materials, Kiki Smith’s collections are meditations on life and spirituality, often featuring narratives about origins and endings. For the installation Pilgrim (2007-2010), Smith created nearly 30 panels of black and white stained glass supported by steel frames, each representing a stage in a woman’s life and evoking the stations of a pilgrimage. Smith has worked extensively in glass, from the molded sculpture of entangled spermatozoa in Untitled (1989–1990) to the rose window of the Eldridge Street Synagogue (2010) in New York City’s Lower East Side.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$296k, Christie's, 2006
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 10 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 7 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Shows Featuring Kiki Smith
Articles Featuring Kiki Smith
What Sold at FIAC
Oct 21st, 2019
What Sold at FIAC
Inside the Magical and Relentlessly Creative World of Beloved Artist Kiki Smith
Mar 7th, 2019
Inside the Magical and Relentlessly Creative World of Beloved Artist Kiki Smith
The 1990s
Aug 24th, 2015
The 1990s
The Top 10 Sculptors Working Today
Jul 8th, 2013
The Top 10 Sculptors Working Today
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