Shinique Smith is a Los Angeles and New York based painter and sculptor known for her monumental creations of fabric, clothing and calligraphy that are inspired by the vast nature of ‘things’ that we consume and discard, which resonate on a personal and social scale.

Shinique has been featured in numerous exhibitions at institutions such as The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOCA North Miami, The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Deutsche Guggenheim, New Museum, and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville) among others and her works have been in the international presentations of the 10th Busan Biennale in Korea, the 12th Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador, the 9th Istanbul Biennial and Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt.

In addition to exhibiting internationally, Shinique has produced large-scale public art commissions for New York Metro | Arts in Transit, The Rose F. Kennedy Greenway (Boston), UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Mural Arts in Philadelphia, Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority, The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and she is currently creating a new iconic outdoor sculptural work for the Chicago Transit Authority.

Shinique has had the honor of receiving awards and fellowships from Anonymous Was a Woman (2016), the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (2013) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2008), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2003/4) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpure (2003) among others.

Shinique earned her BFA (1992) & her MFA (2003) from Maryland Institute College of Art, where she formerly served on the Board of Trustees (2013-2016). Also, Shinique earned an MAT (2000) from Tufts University. As a teenager, Shinique attended the prestigious Baltimore High School for the Arts, an experience which inspires her to work with youth education and art programs across the country.

Vanderbilt Press recently released a comprehensive publication of Smith’s work titled, Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville).

The artist is represented by David Castillo Gallery in Miami.


California African American Museum, Shinique Smith, Refuge, March 14-September 9


Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art, Shinique Smith: Secret Garden, Laughing Place, February 2 – June 25


David Castillo Gallery, Shinique Smith: Spectrums, Miami, FL, June 9 – July 31

Museum of Contemporary Art, Project Atrium: Shinique Smith, Jacksonville, FL; March 19 – June 16, 2016


Aspen Art Museum at Elk Camp, Mural exhibition, Aspen, CO; November – October 2016

The Frist Center, Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows, Nashville, Tennessee; October 9 – January 10, 2016 (catalogue)

Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Threaded, Blacksburg, Virginia; February 12 – April 12, 2015


Museum of Fine Arts, Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, Boston; August 23 – March 1, 2015

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing; “Shinique Smith: Arcadian Clusters,” February 7-June 1 (catalogue)


David Castillo Gallery, Miami; Shinique Smith: Kaleidoscopic, May 17-July 6

James Cohan Gallery, New York; Shinique Smith: Bold As Love, February 15-March 16

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles; Firsthand, February 8-July 19


Brand New Gallery, Milan; SHINIQUE SMITH: To the Ocean of Everyone Else, November 10-December 23 (catalogue)

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah GA; Shinique Smith: The Urban Pastoral, August 11-October 7 and (SCAD) Trois Gallery, Atlanta, April 25-July 22

Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg; Shinique Smith: New Degree of Love, June 9-July 31

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI; Shinique Smith: Menagerie, January 22-May 8 (catalogue)


Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC; Shinique Smith, curated by Steven Matijcio, November 12-February 13, 2011

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Miami FL; Shinique Smith: Menagerie, September 16-November 19 (continuing in 2011 at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI)

Yvon Lambert, Paris; Shinique Smith: No Words, April 2-May 12

Illinois State University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Normal IL; Shinique Smith: My Heart Is My Hand, February 16-March 28


Yvon Lambert, New York; Ten Times Myself, May 21-July 31

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Shinique Smith: Like it Like that, April 2-June 28


Yvon Lambert, London; Good Knot, November 22-December 20

Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta; Shinique Smith: Torch Songs, April 19-May 30


Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; Shinique Smith: Lost & Found, June 9-July 29

Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago; Shinique Smith: Open Strings, March 9-April 7


Cuchifritos Gallery (a project of Artists Alliance Inc.), New York; Shinique Smith: No dust, no stain, October 7-November 11


5Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO; FULL-ON!, June 24-September 3

The Creative Alliance, Baltimore; Crossroads, September-October

Scola dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, Italy; manifestations, June 1-28 (catalogue)


Nasher Museum of Art, Solidary & Solitary, The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, February 22 – July 15 (Traveling Exhibition – Catalogue)


The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Solidary & Solitary, The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, September 30 – January 21, 2018 (Traveling Exhibition – Catalogue)

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction 1960’s to Today,October 13 – January 21, 2018 (Traveling Exhibition – Catalogue)

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of NY State Council/ NYFA Arts Fellowships, August 30 – November 12, 2017 (Traveling Exhibition – Catalogue)

Kemper Museum, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction 1960’s to Today, Curated by Melissa Messina & Erin Dziezic, June 8 – September 17, 2017 (Traveling Exhibition-Catalogue)

Sprueth Magers Gallery, Los Angeles, POWER, Curated by Todd Levin, February – March 2017


Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, Impermanencia, Curated by Dan Cameron, November 25 – February 5, 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts, No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, September 30, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Busan Biennale, Korea, Hybridizing Earth, Discussing Multitude, September 3 – November 30

Mural Arts, Philadelphia, Mind Over Media: Shinique Smith, Derrick Adams and Cause Collective, July – October

Newark Museum, MODERN HEROICS: 75 Years of African-American Expressionism, June 18 – January 8, 2017

Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles; Half the World: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016, Curated by Paul Schimmel and Jenni Sorkin, March 13 – September 4, 2016 (catalogue)


Mural Arts, Philadelphia, Open Source (Public Art) curated by Pedro Alonso, October 2, 2015 – December 2015

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan; 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami
October 18 – January 18, 2016

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; To Be Young Gifted and Black, curated by Hank Willis Thomas, September 19-November 20, 2015

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, April 10-June 21, 2015

Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; Women and Abstraction, April 18 – August 2


Postmasters Gallery, New York; This is What Sculpture Looks Like, June 14 – August 2

The Hole, New York; Warp and Woof, May 7 – June 20

Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; Between Critique and Absorption: Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture, January 22 – May 18

Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; Shakti, January 23 – March 8

Oakland University Art Galleries, Rochester, MI; January11- March 30


Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston TX; Painting Outside the Lines, curated by Valerie Cassell-Oliver, October 31-January 2014

The Distaff Side, curated by Melva Bucksbaum, The Granary, Sharon CT, April 21 – December 31, 2014

IN / SITU, Navy Pier, Chicago, curated by Shamim M. Momim, September 19-22

Kunsthalle Beacon (KuBe), Beacon NY; Then/Now, September 7-November 30

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York; Then/Now, September 5-October 7

Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham Alabama; Etched in Collective History, curated by Jeffreen Hayes, August 18-November 17

Denver Art Museum; Spun: Adventures in Textiles, May 19-September 22


David Castillo Gallery, Miami; Dark Flow Lurking, November 8-December 31

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Stretching The Limits: Fibers In Contemporary Painting, October 22-February 3, 2013

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space, New York; Cultural Transference, curated by Sarah Reisman, June 16-July 27

James Cohan Gallery, New York; Everyday Abstract-Abstract Everyday, curated by Matthew Higgs, June 1-July 27

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA; 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; March 16-July 15 (catalogue)

Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Flights from Wonder: Christopher Chiappa, Liz Craft, Martha Friedman, FriendsWithYou, Jon Pylypchuk, Carolyn Salas, Mindy Shapero, Shinique Smith, and Phoebe Washburn, February 26–April 22


Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Bearden Project, November 10, 2011-March 11, 2012 (catalogue)

David Castillo Gallery, Miami; Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply, November 10-December 31

The New Children’s Museum, San Diego CA; Trash, October 15 through Fall 2013

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; October 1-February 12, 2012 (catalogue)

Yvon Lambert, New York; Play Time, May 20-June 4

Texas Southern University Museum, Houston; Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue: Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, May 6-August 21

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh NC; 30 Americans, organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; March 19–September 4, 2011 (catalogue)

Bronx Museum, New York; Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, curated by Isolde Brielmaier, January 27-May 29 (catalogue)


EK Projects, Beijing; THREADS: Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artists, curated by Lowery Stokes Sims, September 18-December 18 (catalogue)

Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon; Personal Freedom, 
curated by Johannes Van Der Beek, July 16-August 15

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, At Home / Not At Home: Works From The Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, curated by Matthew Higgs, June 26-December 19 (catalogue)


Brooklyn Museum, Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, August-Summer 2010

Denver Art Museum, Denver; Embrace!, November 14-April 4, 2010 (catalogue)

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; 30 Seconds off an Inch, November 12-March 14, 2010 (catalogue)

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, Next Wave Art, curated by Dan Cameron, October 3-December 20

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, Your Gold Teeth II, curated by Todd Levin, June 19-August 15

The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Art Center, Ghent NY; Into The Trees, curated by Lilly Wei and Amy Lipton, June 21-November 30


Rubell Family Collection, Miami; 30 Americans, December 3-May 30, 2009 (catalogue)

Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Freeway Balconies, curated by Collier Schorr, July 5-October 5 (catalogue)

Yvon Lambert, Paris; Ready Made, June 27-September 6

Yvon Lambert, New York; The Stranger, June 19-July 31

Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City NY; Waste Not, Want Not, May 4-August 3

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, curated by Berin Golonu, March 29-June 29 (catalogue)

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, curated by Brandon Brame Fortune and Frank H. Goodyear III with guest curator Jobyl A. Boone, February 8-October 26 (catalogue)

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans; Something from Nothing, curated by Dan Cameron, January 18-March 23


The New Museum, New York; Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni, December 1-March 23, 2008 (catalogue)

Branch Gallery, Durham NC; Body Politic: Casey Cook, Wangechi Mutu, Shinique Smith, Tory Wright, November 8-December 22

Yvon Lambert, New York; Ready-Made, July 10-August 21

Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Future Nomad, curated by Sara Reisman, January 5-28


P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Altered, Stitched and Gathered, December 14-January 22, 2007

Westport Arts Center, Westport CT; Allegories of Displacement, curated by Michèle C. Cone, September 15-October 25 (catalogue)

Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York; Material Abuse, June 29-August 4

Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago; Paper: First anniversary group exhibition, June 9-July 29

Roebling Hall, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), New York; I Feel You, curated by Dean Daderko, March 2-April 9

Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx NY; Do You Think I’m Disco, curated by Edwin Ramoran, January 14-March 18


Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Frequency, curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim, November 9-March 12, 2006 (catalogue)

Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; Neovernacular, curated by Franklin Sirmans, November 5-December 17

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York; d’Afrique, d’Asie, curated by Kóan Jeff Baysa, November 17-December 14

9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Turkey, Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways, curated by Renee Vara and Asli Sümer, October 18-28

Gallery 400, College of Architecture and the Arts,
 University of Illinois at Chicago; Drawn Out, curated by Lorelei Stewart, June 21-August 6

Comunidad De Madrid, El Consejeria De Cultura Y Deportes, Madrid; Unveiling The Invisible: Contemporary Video Art (Desvelar Lo Invisible: Videocreacion Contemporanea), April 21-June 5 (catalogue)

Rush Arts Gallery, New York; Recess: Images & Objects in Formation, curated by Derrick Adams, March 31-May 28

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; African Queen, January 26-March 27


Art In General, New York; Re: Source, September 8-November 6

Triple Candie, New York; The Reality of Things, April-July 11

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Veni Vidi Video II, curated by Christine Y. Kim, April-July

Samson Projects, Boston; Super Salon, March 23-May23

Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brooklyn Museum

Denver Art Museum

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority

The Margulies Collection at The Warehouse, Miami

Metropolitan Transportation Authority | Arts For Transit, New York City

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale

Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University


The Rubell Family Collection, Miami

Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, SF

Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Art + Practice, Artist Lecture, Los Angeles, June 15, 2017

Kemper Museum, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, Panelist, June 8, 2017

Parsons The New School, Core Critic MFA, Spring 2017

Bard School of Arts, Assistant Professor- Painting I, Spring 2017

Maryland Institute College of Art, Visiting Artist Lecture & Critiques, November 7, 2016

Barnes Foundation, Artist Lecture with Derrick Adams & Mural Arts, October 2, 2016

Hauser Wirth + Schimmel, Artist Lecture, Los Angeles, May 8, 2016

Palmer Art Museum, Artist Lecture, Pennsylvania State University, March 29, 2016

MOCA Jacksonville, Artist Lecture, March 19, 2016

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Visiting Critic Lecture & Critiques, February 2016

The Detroit Institute of the Arts, 30 Americans Panelist, November 6, 2015

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Wonder and Rainbows, Nashville, October 10, 2015

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, Material World, Symposium, September 26, 2015

Boston Society of Architects & The Greenway, Inter/Sections: Shinique Smith, August 21, 2015

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Artist Studio Series: Shinique Smith, February 2, 2014

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Shinique Smith in Conversation with curator, Jen Mergel, September 7, 2014

Cooper-Hewitt Design Center, Harlem Focus: Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot, November 20, 2013

Yale University School of Art, New Haven CT; Visiting Critic, Painting MFA, 2010-2011

Illinois State University School of Art, Visiting Artist Committee Lecture Series, February 14, 2010

Tyler School of Art,
Temple University, 
Philadelphia, PA; Critical Dialogues Lecture Series: Shinique Smith, hosted by Odili Donald Odita, 
February 8, 2010

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
 Department of Art, Chapel Hill, NC; Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Cary Levine in conversation with Shinique Smith, February 26, 2010

Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, September 2009

Ox-Bow School of Art, Summer Faculty, July 2009

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO; Evening with the Artists: Sergei Tsvetkov, Wendy Babcox, and Shinique Smith, June 30, 2009

Off the Walls: Rethinking the Artist’s Role in Museums, SVA & The Corning Museum, May 2009

The Art Institute of Chicago, April 2009

James Porter Colloquim, Howard University, Washington DC, April 2009

University of Oregon, Eugene OR, Winter 2009

National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, October 2008

The Denver Art Museum, March 2008

Reinhart School of Sculpture, MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, February 2008

Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC, February 2008

Unmonumental panel discussion, The New Museum, New York, December 2007

The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA, Summer 2007

Mount Royal School of Art, MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, March 2007

Shinique Smith & Nicole Cherubini, Henry Street Settlement, New York, February 2006

CalArts, Visting Artist Lecture, MFA Program, 2005

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO, June 2005


Tamarind Institute, Artist Residency, 2017

Anonymous Was a Woman, Artist Award, 2016

Pilchuck Glass School, Artist-in-Residence, Session I, 2016

The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, 2013

Alumni Medal of Honor, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2012

Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, 2008

New York Foundation for the Arts, Gregory Millard Fellowship in Sculpture, 2007

The Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence, 2007

Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Fellowship, 2005

Henry Street Settlement, Artist-in-Residence, 2005

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Studio Residency, 2003

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Fellowship, 2003

Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship. 2002

Shinique Smith: Wonder & Rainbows, Published by Frist Center for the Arts & Vanderbilt Press, October 2016

The Artist as Culture Producer:
 Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Edited by Sharon Louden, Published by Intellect Books (2017), Distributed by University of Chicago Press

 Revolution in the Making Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016, Editors: Paul Schimmel, Jenni Sorkin, Contributions by Emily Rothrum, Jenni Sorkin, Elizabeth A.T. Smith, Anne M. Wagner, Co-Published with Skira

Four Generations: The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. Edited by Courtney J. Martin. Text by Chris Bedford, Mark Bradford, Alexis Clark, Nicholas Cullinan, Mark Godfrey, Norman L. Kleeblatt, et al.

Feelings: Soft Art, published by Rizzoli, Contributions by Tracey Emin, John Baldessari, Ryan McGinley, Sarah Nicole Prickett and Simon Castets, Release date November 3, 2015

The Distaff Side, published by The Granary, Contributions by Joan Simon, Melva Bucksbaum, Ryan Frank, Steven Learner, Caitlin Smith, Elisabeth Sussman and Raymond Learsy

New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts and Design, Written by Sandra Bloodworth, William Ayres, Foreword by Stanley Tucci, Preface by Thomas F. Prendergast – 2013

Shinique Smith: To The Ocean Of Everyone Else, essay by Brian Keith Jackson, published by Brand New Gallery in connection with the exhibition of the same name, December 2011 (catalogue), 48 pages, 20 illustrations

Stargazers, forward by Holly Block, essays by Franklin Sirmans, Xaviera Simmons, and Isolde Brielmaier, Interview with Elizabeth Catlett by Emma Amos, published by the Bronx Museum in connection with the exhibition Stargazers/Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, February 6-May 29, 2011 (catalogue)

Threads, curated by Lowery Stokes Sims, essay by Lowery Stokes Sims, forward by Laure Raibaut; published by Eli Klein Fine Arts in connection with the exhibition “Thread: Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artists” at EK Projects, Beijing, September 18-December 18, 2010; October 2010 (catalogue)

Shinique Smith: Menagerie, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison WI; curated by Bonnie Clearwater, essays by Bonnie Clearwater, Paul D. Miller and Jane Simon, September 16-November 19, 2010 (MOCA), and January 22-May8, 2011 (MMOCA) (catalogue)

At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson NY, curated by Matthew Higgs, June 26-December 19, 2010 (catalogue)

Embrace!, Denver Art Museum, November 2009 (catalogue)

30 Seconds Off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden (author), group exhibition of 100 works by 42 artists curated by Naomi Beckwith, June 2009 (catalogue)

30 Americans, The Rubell Family Collection, Franklin Sirmans, Glenn Ligon, Robert Hobbs and Michele Wallace, August 2008 (catalogue)

The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, curated by Berin Golonu, 2008 (catalogue)

Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century, The New Museum and Phaidon Press, Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman, Massimiliano Gioni, and Trevor Smith, December 2007 (catalogue)

RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Brandon Brame Fortune, Frank H. Goodyear III and Jobyl A. Boone, February 2008 (catalogue)

Crossing the Line African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, Rollins College, E. Luanne McKinnon (Editor), Jacqueline Bradley (Introduction), Jr. Clarence Otis (Introduction), Franklin Sirmans (Preface), 2007 (catalogue)

Allegories of Displacement, Westport Arts Center, curated by Michèle C. Cone, September 2006 (catalogue)

25 Bold Moves: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art, House of Campari, May 2005 (catalogue)

frequency, The Studio Museum, Thelma Golden, Franklin Sirmans, and Malik Gaines, January 2005 (catalogue)

Desvelar lo invisible: videocreacion contemporanea | Unveiling The Invisible: Contemporary Video Art, Comunidad de Madrid, Victòria Combalia and Juan Carlos Rego, 2005 (catalogue)

Gimme Some of That: Appropriating Feminist Strategies, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, Chicago, curated by Sara Ferguson and Gretchen Holmes, 2005 (catalogue)

Tawkin’ New Yawk City Walls, Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville NY, curated by John Fekner, 2005 (catalogue)

SHINIQUE AMIE SMITH manifestations, curated by Sara Rossi, Scola dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, Italy, June 2002 (catalogue)


Articulate with Jim Cotter, WHYY TV, Open Source: Pedro Alonso, Shinique Smith, Sam Durant, Swoon and Jennie Shanker, Airing October and December, 2015

New York Times, Museum & Gallery Listings for the Fall and Beyond, Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows at The Frist, Martha Schwendener, September 7, 2015


Amy Sutherland, Bibliophiles: Shinique Smith, artist, The Boston Globe, December 27, 2014

Nick Deluca, 10 Public Art Installments that Brightened Boston in 2014, BostonInno, December 19, 2014

Brianna McGurran, A Quick Looks at MTA Public Art Projects in NYC’s Five Burroughs, New York Observer, October 17, 2014

Scott, Kearnan, Works in Progress, The Improper Bostonian, September 24, 2014

Katherine Brooks, Shinique Smith Crafts a Celestial Universe from Ink, Textiles and Other ‘Bright Matter,’ The Hufffington Post, September 18, 2014

Nick Deluca, Shinique Smith Comments on The Dewey Square Mural, BostInno, September 11, 2014

Andrea Shea, Another Giant Public Mural Takes Shape in Dewey Square, NPR Boston/ The Artery, September 12, 2014

Cate McQuaid, Shinique Smith exhibit wild and welcoming, The Boston Globe, August 28, 2014

Ashton Cooper, 21 Questions for Mini-Retrospective Subject ‘ Shinique Smith,’ Blouin ArtInfo, August 25, 2014

Olga Khvan, Shinique Smith Talks New MFA Exhibit and Dewey Square Mural, Boston Magazine, August 24, 2014

Geoff Edgers, Bringing joy to Smith’s ‘BRIGHT MATTER’ works, The Boston Globe, August 17, 2014

Kathleen Whitney, Anonymous Exchanges: A Conversation with Shinique Smith, sculpture, January/February 2014, Vol. 33, No. 1 (reproductions)

Roberta Smith, This is what sculpture looks like at the Postmasters Gallery, The New York Times, July 24, 2014


Melissa Morris, Art in Transit: A Conversation with Shinique Smith, Art in America, August 20, 2013

Michael Huebner, Shinique Smith creating art ‘Etched in Collective History,’ Alabama/ Birmingham News, August 14, 2013

Alpesh Kantilal Patel, Artforum, Miami – Critics’ Picks: Shinique Smith, David Castillo Gallery, June 2013

Art +Auction, 50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists, June 2013 pp 118-133 (reproduction)

Shinique Smith on the ImageBlog, The Huffington Post Arts & Culture (online), April 17, 2013 (reproduction)

Hilarie Sheets, Giving Castoffs a Second Life, The New York Times, March 7, 2013

Ryan McClure, Shinique Smith: All you Need is Love, Whitewall 6, March 2013

Female Artists 2013: Celebrate International Women’s Day with 10 to Watch This Year, The Huffington Post, March 8, 2013

Yasmine Mohsemi, Shinique Smith Preparing Exhibition at Los Angeles Elementary School, Blouin Artinfo, In The Air (online), January 29, 2013 (reproductions)


Roberta Smith, Like Watching Paint Thrive (review), The New York Times, June 29, 2012, pp C23, C28 (reproduction)

Jerry Saltz, “How To Make It In The Art World, The New Rulebook,” New York Magazine, April 30, 2012, p 45 (reproduction)

Sally Hansell, Shinique Smith Fabric into Form, Surface Design Journal, Spring 2012, pp 40-45 (reproductions)

Charles Donelan, ‘Flights from Wonder’ at the Contemporary Arts Forum (Review), Santa Barbara Independent, March 21, 2012

Chris Vroom, 10 Art Fairs, 300+ Exhibitions? Here Are 15 Must-See Installations On View This Week, Huffington Post Arts (online), March 8, 2012

Linda Yablonsky, Close Encounters THE LOWDOWN ON THE UPPERCRUST ART FAIR, (online), March 7, 2012

Savvi Rodaine, Shinique Smith, Life Stylishly Untrammeled (blog), February 20, 2012 (reproductions)

Kenneth Baker, Bradford’s new stroke in ‘painting’, San Francisco Chronicle, February 17, 2012

Blouin ARTINFO (online), An Impromptu Mike Kelley Memorial for L.A., Miami Walmart Crushes Art Fairs, and More Must-Read Art News, February 6, 2012

Andrew Russeth, Shinique Smith to James Cohan Gallery, GalleristNY (online), New York Observer, February 3, 2012 (reproduction)

Shinique Smith’s Bundle of Fabric Explores The Global Path of Consumption, (online), January 17, 2012 (reproductions)


Luca Siniscaico, Smith e Bodoni alla Brand New Gallery (Review), Luuk Magazine, November 19, 2011 (reproduction)

Bodoni and Smith between propaganda and mythology, recycling and abstraction, Artitute (online), November 11, 2011 (reproductions)

Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, Eco-wise artists trash New Children’s Museum, La Jolla Light, November 11, 2011 (reproduction)

Franco Capacchione, Shinique Smith e Zsolt Bodoni @ Brand New Gallery, Milano, Rolling Stone (Italia), November 10, 2011 (reproduction)

Manhattan Chatroom: Shinique Smith, Stiletto, Fall/Winter 2011, No. 32, p 172 (reproduction)

Vedere, uscire: Stracci D’arte a Milano, La Repubblica, September 2011, p 364 (reproduction)

Chiara Badinella, Talent scout all’estero, per arrivare ai giovani italiani (interview with Fabrizio Affronti), Arte, September 2011, p 121

Dan Zak, Lawyer by day, well-connected art collector in her hours off, The Washington Post, Lifestyle section, September 23, 2011

Linda Sickler, Pure Enchantment, Savannah Morning News (review), August 11, 2011 (reproductions)

BET Online, Contemporary Artists United To Help African Children, And A Black Art Treasure Is Found, July 7, 2011 (image)

Felicia Feaster, Shinique Smith outfits SCAD in the fashionating Enchantment, Creative Loafing Atlanta (online), June 24, 2011 (reproduction)

Karen Rosenberg, Bundles of Energy/Shinique Smith gives castoffs a second life as fine art, O Magazine (and online at, April 2011, p 44 (reproductions)

Karin Wolf, Review: Shinique Smith at MMoCA, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 23, 2011

Tom Patterson, Exhibits celebrate black artists, Winston-Salem Journal, February 13, 2011

Ann Levin, Elizabeth Catlett’s heroic images on view, The Philadelphia Tribune, February 1, 2011, p 9-B

Ann Levin, Show juxtaposes artist of heroic images of black folk with a younger, edgier generation, 1301 News (via The Associated Press), January 28, 2011

Jennifer A. Smith, Shinique Smith uses our garbage to her own ends, The life cycle of stuff, Isthmus / The Daily Page, January 27, 2011

Eva Saviano, “Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists” opens at the Bronx Museum Thursday, January 27, Time Out New York, Kids/Joyride: What Parents Are buzzing About, January 27, 2011

Katie Vaughn, Getting Personal, Madison Magazine, January 26, 2011

Recent Obsessions: B.J. Raji, Shinique Smith and ‘When Parents Text’, 77 Square, January 27, 2011

Lindsay Christians, Cast-offs turn into sculpture at MMoCA, The Capital Times (online), January 20, 2011

Jason Smathers, Smith’s ‘Menagerie’ opens at MMoCA, The Badger-Herald (online), January 17, 2011


Tom Patterson, Back up and running: Delayed reopening of SECCA highlighted another year with few outstanding art shows to see, Winston-Salem Journal, December 26, 2010

Steve Bornfeld, Cosmopolitan makes artwork integral to hotel, Las Vegas Review-Journal, December 17, 2010

Sarah Feldberg, The Cosmopolitan’s Writing On The Wall, Las Vegas Weekly, October 20, 2010 (reproduction)

Doreen Remen, Art Production Fund at the Coolest Spot on the Strip, The Huffington Post, October 15, 2010 (reproduction)

Tom Austin, Her body of work: Shinique Smith shines in solo show at MOCA; The Miami Herald, October 3, 2010

Marina Cashdan, Care Bears and My Little Pony: Shinique Smith’s Brooklyn Treasure Trove, The Huffington Post, September 14, 2010 (reproductions), 40 Under 40, September 9, 2010 (“In honor of the 40th anniversary of ESSENCE magazine, we’ve selected 40 fierce and fabulous women in several different industries who are on top of their game and continue to inspire us. Oh yeah, each of these accomplished sisters is under the age of 40.”)

Steve Barnes, Reflection (Review), ARTnews, September 2010, p 110

Aimee Walleston, Vested Histories: Shinique Smith, Art In America online, August 30, 2010 (reproductions)

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, 2010, pp C21, C25

Laurie Hurwitz, Shinique Smith and Jason Dodge / Yvon Lambert / Paris (Review), ARTnews, Summer 2010, pp 135-136 (reproduction)

Highlands Ranch Herald, Lifestyles Section, Last Weekend To See: Don’t Miss This Exhibit, March 30, 2010 (reproduction)

Haven Thompson, Art / Creative Chic, W Magazine, April 2010, p 92 (reproduction)

Yolanda Sangweni,, > Culture, 10 Female African American Artists To Know, January 27, 2010 (reproduction)

Roberta Smith, Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint, The New York Times, January 3, 2010, pp AR23-24 (and in online edition at

Alex Sudalnik, Shinique Smith: Bound Together, FiberARTS, January/February 2010, p 30 (reproduction)

Barbara Pollack, Clothes Connections, ARTnews, January 2010, pp 76-81 (reproductions)


Jody B. Cutler, A Lineage is Not a Category, The International Review of African American Art, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2009 pp 38-42 (reproductions)

Roberta Smith, A Beating Heart of Social Import (Review, 30 Seconds Off an Inch at The Studio Museum in Harlem), The New York Times, December 11, 2009, pp C29, C32

Michèle C. Cone, Shinique Smith – Yvon Lambert (review), Art in America, October 2009 (reproduction)

John Haber, Conceptual Arts in the Plural (Review: 30 Seconds off an Inch),, October 16, 2009

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, 2009

Cameron Shaw, Critic’s Picks – Shinique Smith – Yvon Lambert,, July 2009 (reproduction)

Art: Galleries-Chelsea – Shinique Smith, The New Yorker, June 29, 2009, pp 13-14

Karen Rosenberg, Shinique Smith – Ten Times Myself (review), The New York Times, June 5, 2009

Lily Wei, Ten Times Myself, Art in America, June 2009

Brian Keith Jackson, New York Magazine, Culture Section, June 2009

Rebekah Drysdale, Shinique Smith,, May 29, 2009 (reproductions)

The New York Times Style Magazine, cover art, Spring 2009, cover and pp 10,77 (reproductions)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Newsletter, Events+Disruptions, Spring 2009, cover and pp 8-9 (reproductions)

Shinique Smith: Like it Like That, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Spring 2009 (reproductions)

Peter Van Rhoon, Art, Reality and a Bag, Code, Issue 14, Spring 2009, pp 27-33 (reproduction)

Nuit Banai, Project Space: Shinique Smith – Studio Museum in Harlem (review), Time Out New York, Issue No. 701, March 5-11, 2009 (reproduction)

New York Artists Dictionary – Shinique Smith, Flash Art, Vol. XLII, No. 264, January-February 2009, p 81 (reproduction)

Howard Halle, Art: Medium Cool – Installation – Shinique Smith – Studio Museum in Harlem, Time Out New York, Issue 692, January 1-7, 2009, p 51


What’s Up, Project Space:Shinique Smith On View From November 12, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Fall-Winter, 2008-09 (reproductions)

Brian Keith Jackson, 30 Americans: American Vision, Giant, December/January (reproduction)

Silvia Cubina, On Contemporary Art, The Miami Herald, December 3, 2008, p 8E (reproduction)

Cheryl R. Riley, ART: On The Verge, Uptown, Issue 18, Winter 2008, pp 36-37 (reproduction)

Ericka Blount, Worth a Bundle: Interview with Shinique Smith, Baltimore Magazine, October 2008

Kymberly N. Pinder, Unbaled: An Interview with Shinique Smith, Art Journal, Summer 2008, pp 6-17 (reproductions)

Eleanor Heartney, Museums II – Make It New, Art in America, April 2008, pp 83-85 (reproduction)

Jeffreen M. Hayes, On The Cusp: Young Collectors, International Review of African American Art, Volume 22, Number 2, pp 24-29 (reproductions)

Glenn Adamson, When Craft Gets Sloppy, Crafts Magazine (UK), March/April 2008 (reproductions)

Blake Gopnik, Shinique Smith’s Street Art, Taking the High Road, The Washington Post, Style & Arts Section, March 16, 2008 (reproductions)

Black Is Beautiful, photographs by Barron Claiborne, styling by Emil Wibekin, Paper, Volume 24, Number 8, March 2008, pp 120-129

Michael O’Sullivan, Hip-Hop Artists Take Center Stage, The Washington Post, February 15, 2008, p 49


Goings on About Town: Art-Shinique Smith, The New Yorker, December 17, 2007, p 22

Vanessa Lau, W Blogs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, W, November 30, 2007

Kenya Hunt, Under the personal myth, Metro NY, Arts Section, Weekend, November 16-18, 2007 (reproduction)

Kathryn Harris (photographs by Art Gray), From the ground up, Sunset, September 2007 (reproduction)

Mary Abbe, Abstraction with Soul (review), Star Tribune, Scene Section-Art, June 21, 2007, p F10) (reproduction)

Headlands Center for the Arts Newsletter, Informal Economics: Shinique Smith & John Jota Leaños, Summer 2007, p 11 (reproduction)

Cecilia Muhlstein, Global Rifting, NY Arts Magazine, March/April 2007

Klaus Menziel, My Love is a 1987 (review), Percolator, March 2007

Jerry Saltz, Beyond The Pale, The Village Voice, February 1, 2007

Stephanie Murg, Moti Hasson…Beyond the Pale, Chelsea Now, February 2-8, 2007


Roberta Smith, Art Review: Menace, Glitter & Rock, The New York Times, December 29, 2006

Skowhegan Newsletter, Alumni News: Shinique Smith, 2006 (reproduction)

Benjamin Genocchio, Padded, Stuffed And Packing a Punch (review), The New York Times, September 10, 2006, p 20

Atlanticville, In The Arts: Not Just Sock Monkeys (review), September 8, 2006

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 2006, pp 118-123 (reproductions)

Sarah Valdez, Report from New York: Bling and Beyond, Art In America, April 2006 (reproduction)

Urbanite, eye to eye, April 2006, p 86 (reproduction)

Emily Hall, Shinique Smith – The Proposition (review), Artforum, March 2006

Melissa Gronlund, Frequency (review), Frieze, March 2006

Holland Cotter, Art in Review – Do You Think I’m Disco (review), The New York Times, February 3, 2006

Rebecca Spence, How Street It Is, ARTnews, Volume 105, Number 2, February 2006, pp 110-111 (reproduction)

Jeremy Kastner, Frequency (review), Artforum, January 2006, 217 (reproduction)


Roberta Smith, Where Issues of Black Identity Meet The Concerns of Every Artist (review), The New York Times, November 18, 2005, p E37

Elizabeth Marglin, Summer cycle at BMoCA a walk on the wild side (review), Boulder Daily Camera, July 24, 2005 (reproductions)

Renee Ater, Creating Their Own Image, African Arts, Summer 2005

Jessica Bowers, Office Politics, Baltimore City Paper, March 30, 2005

Helen A. Harrison, Random Acts Of Nature, and Youth (review), The New York Times, March 6, 2005, p LI9


Kehinde Wiley, Introducing… Shinique Smith, NYFA Interactive, Vol. 13, No.14., September 2004

Ken Johnson, The Reality of Things (review), The New York Times, June 18, 2004

LINK; a critical journal on the arts, Fall 2004


Jessica Dawson, African American Art, Forward & Backward, The Washington Post, Style Section, November 27, 2003, p C5

Blake Di Pastino, The Education of Shinique Smith, City Paper, Arts & Entertainment Section, April 2, 2003, pp 23-24 (reproduction)


Glenn McNatt, Artist adds elegance to hip-hop (review), The Baltimore Sun, September 13, 2002, p 10E

Laura Burns, Crossroads: New Work by Shinique Amie Smith (review), Radar, Volume 2, p 42 (reproduction)

Enzo Di Martino, Gli intimi “mandala” di Amie Smith (review), Il Gazzettino, Cultura & Spettacoli Section, June 19, 2002 (reproduction)

I magici mandala di Shinique Amie Smith (review), la Nuova, Cultura & Spettacoli Section, June 1, 2002 (reproduction)

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