Kiki Smith

February 19, 2018 - 10:17am
The artist visited Syracuse University to talk about her new solo exhibition,"Kiki Smith and Paper: The Body, the Muse, and the Spirit,” featured at SU's Shemin Auditorium.

Kiki Smith, one of the most engaged artists of her generation, tackled themes dealing with the representation of the female body and the AIDS epidemic, originally wanted to be an artist that made items to sell at Macy’s. With five Venice Biennales and a mention in “TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World” under her belt, it is safe to say that Smith’s influence has extended outside of her dream of a department store, which she eventually rejected.