Seton Smith

American, born 1955

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Seton Smith

American, born 1955

Biography

Hailing from a family of artists—her father is Tony Smith and Kiki Smith is her sister—Seton Smith has forged her own career with a focus on photography, sculpture, and installation. “My work is about moving around in space, navigating space,” she has said of her projects focused on homes, architectural interiors, and urban and natural landscapes. Photography forms the bulk of her output. She works with a range of processes and often incorporates monumentally scaled photographs into her installations and site-specific works. For a number of her site-specific installations, she has inserted photographs of such natural features as cliffs and trees into public parks or urban spaces. They appear at once incongruous and in harmony with their surroundings. Smith has also presented photographs of easy-to-overlook interior details—a mirror, an air conditioning unit, staircases—that highlight their sculptural beauty.

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Group show at a major institution
International Center of Photography (ICP)
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Artforum, and 1 more
Biography

Hailing from a family of artists—her father is Tony Smith and Kiki Smith is her sister—Seton Smith has forged her own career with a focus on photography, sculpture, and installation. “My work is about moving around in space, navigating space,” she has said of her projects focused on homes, architectural interiors, and urban and natural landscapes. Photography forms the bulk of her output. She works with a range of processes and often incorporates monumentally scaled photographs into her installations and site-specific works. For a number of her site-specific installations, she has inserted photographs of such natural features as cliffs and trees into public parks or urban spaces. They appear at once incongruous and in harmony with their surroundings. Smith has also presented photographs of easy-to-overlook interior details—a mirror, an air conditioning unit, staircases—that highlight their sculptural beauty.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
group
Group show at a major institution
International Center of Photography (ICP)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more