Cauleen Smith’s films, objects, and installations have been featured in group exhibitions at the Studio Museum of Harlem (New York), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), the New Museum (New York), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago). She has had solo shows at The Kitchen (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia). Smith is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships including the inaugural Ellsworth Kelly Award of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Herb Alpert Award. She has received a Creative Capital grant, a Rauschenberg Residency; the Black Metropolis Research Consortium Research Fellowship, and the Director’s Grant at the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. Smith teaches at CalArts in Los Angeles.
Portrait of Cauleen Smith (above): 3Arts
Facing Image: Cauleen Smith, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2019), gouache on paper, 12 × 9". From the series BLK FMNNST Loaner Library 1989–2019. Courtesy of the artist.