Shinique Smith, ‘Believe’, 2009, Jenkins Johnson Gallery

About Shinique Smith

Shinique Smith composes her sculptures and installations from found objects and second-hand clothing tied together to form large cubes, bundles, and dense assemblages. Her creations reference a wide array of cultural and art historical themes, from Color Field Painting and other formal movements via the exuberantly colored clothing, to latent commentaries on recycling, materialism, and urban poverty. Her apparently spontaneous, cursive and looping paintings that accompany some of her installations at once point to graffiti and Eastern calligraphic traditions.

American, b. 1971, Baltimore, Maryland, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Shinique Smith "Black Swan", Brand New Gallery, Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Dialogues in Drawing, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco
2015
Rush20: 1995-2015, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Brooklyn
2015
Young, Gifted and Black, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg