West German-born American artist. Lives and works in New York City. She participated numerous times to the Whitney Biennial and the Venice Biennale. Major exhibitions have taken place at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
About her work:
Kiki Smith has worked for five years collaborating with craftspeople expert in the ancient art of tapestry-making and exploiting the technological possibilities of the most advanced Jacquard loom to weave a small group of tapestries. Smith’s tapestries are the result of a journey from disparate drawings to prints, to printed collage, to digital prints with over them painting, weaving and reweaving. The tapestries are weaved in Belgium and prepared in California and hand re-touched with painting and gold leaf by Kiki Smith in New York. Kiki Smith was drawn to tapestry for its tactility and physical presence as well as the poetry of building complex images from the simple yet intricate juxtaposition of colored threads on a grid.
Represented by Galleria Lorcan O’Neill, Rome (Italy)