Shinique Smith

Shinique Smith was born in Baltimore (USA) in 1971, she works and lives in New York.

Shinique Smith, We Can’t Stop, 2014, acrylic, textiles and found objects on wood

Artist Bio

Born in Baltimore (USA) in 1971, she works and lives in New York.


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 solo show, Springmann Berlin 2014
The Concept of Baroque in Contemporary Art, Springmann group show 2013


– „Shinique Smith: BLACK SWAN“, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT

– „Shinique Smith: Spectrums“, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
– „Project Atrium: Shinique Smith“, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL, USA

– „Mural exhibition“, Aspen Art Museum at Elk Camp, Aspen, CO, USA
– „Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows“, The Frist Center, Nashville, TENN, USA
– „Threaded“, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

– „Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER“, Museum of Fine Arts, Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, Boston, MASS, USA
– „Shinique Smith: Changing Rooms“, Galerie Henrik Springmann, Berlin, DE
– „Shinique Smith: Arcadian Clusters”, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MICH (catalogue), USA

– „Shinique Smith: Kaleidoscopic“, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
– „Shinique Smith: Bold As Love“, James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
– „Firsthand“, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA, USA

– „SHINIQUE SMITH: To the Ocean of Everyone Else“, Brand New Gallery, Milan (catalogue), IT
– „Shinique Smith: The Urban Pastoral“, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah, GA; and (SCAD) Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA
– „Shinique Smith: New Degree of Love“, Galerie Zidoun, Luxembourg, LU
– „Shinique Smith: MenagerieMadison“, Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI (catalogue), USA

– „Shinique Smith“, curated by Steven Matijcio, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC, USA
– „Shinique Smith: MenagerieMuseum of Contemporary Art“, North Miami, Miami, FL; (continuing in 2011 at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI), USA
– „Shinique Smith: No Words“, Yvon Lambert, Paris, FR
– „Shinique Smith: My Heart Is My Hand“, Illinois State University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Normal, IL, USA

– „Ten Times Myself“, Yvon Lambert, New York City, NY, USA
– „Shinique Smith: Like it Like that“, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY, USA

– „Good Knot“, Yvon Lambert, London, UK
– „Shinique Smith: Torch Songs“, Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA

– „Shinique Smith: Lost & Found“, Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, MINN, USA
– „Shinique Smith: Open Strings“, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, ILL, USA

– „Shinique Smith: No dust, no stain“, Cuchifritos Gallery (a project of Artists Alliance Inc.), New York City, NY, USA

– „Overstock“, The Proposition, New York City, NY (essay by Greg Tate), USA
– „FULL-ON!“, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, USA

– „Crossroads“, The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD, USA
– „manifestations“, Scola dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, (catalogue), IT



– „Half the World: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016″, curated by Paul Schimmel and Jenni SorkinHauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue), USA

– „Open Source (Public Art)“, curated by Pedro Alonso, Mural Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA
– „30 Americans“, organized by the Rubell Family Collection Miami, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MICH, USA
– „To Be Young Gifted and Black“, curated by Hank Willis Thomas, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, USA
– „30 Americans“, organized by the Rubell Family Collection Miami, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, ARK, USA
– „Women and Abstraction“, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, USA

– „This is What Sculpture Looks Like“, Postmasters Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
– „Warp and Woof“, The Hole, New York City, NY, USA
– „Between Critique and Absorption: Contemporary Art and Consumer Culture“, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI, USA
– „Shakti“, Brand New Gallery, Milan, IT
– „Rochester“, Oakland University Art Galleries, MI, USA

– „Painting Outside the Lines“, curated by Valerie Cassell-Oliver, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Houston, TX, USA
– „The Distaff Side“, curated by Melva Bucksbaum, The Granary, Sharon, CT, USA
– „IN / SITU“, curated by Shamim M. Momim, Navy Pier, Chicago, ILL, USA
– „Then/Now“, Kunsthalle Beacon (KuBe), Beacon, NY, USA
– „Then/Now“, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY, USA
– „Etched in Collective History“, curated by Jeffreen Hayes, Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, ALA, USA
– „Spun: Adventures in Textiles“, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CA, USA

– „Dark Flow Lurking“, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
– „Stretching The Limits: Fibers In Contemporary Painting“, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, USA
– „Cultural Transference“, curated by Sarah Reisman, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) Project Space, New York City, NY, USA
– „Everyday Abstract-Abstract Everyday“, curated by Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY, , USA
– „30 Americans“, organized by the Rubell Family Collection Miami, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA (catalogue), USA
– „Flights from Wonder: Christopher Chiappa, Liz Craft, Martha Friedman, FriendsWithYou, Jon Pylypchuk, Carolyn Salas, Mindy Shapero, Shinique Smith, and Phoebe Washburn“, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

– „The Bearden Project“, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY (catalogue), USA
– „Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply“, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL, USA
– „Trash“, The New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA, USA
– „30 Americans“, organized by the Rubell Family Collection Miami, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC (catalogue), USA
– „Play Time“, Yvon Lambert, New York City, NY, USA
– „Converging Voices, Transforming Dialogue: Selections from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection“, Texas Southern University Museum, Houston, TX, USA
– „30 Americans“, organized by the Rubell Family Collection Miami, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC (catalogue), USA
– „Stargazers: Elizabeth Catlett in Conversation with 21 Contemporary Artists“, curated by Isolde BrielmaierBronx Museum, New York City, NY (catalogue), USA

– „THREADS: Textiles and Fiber in the Works of African American Artist“s, curated by Lowery Stokes Sims, EK Projects, Beijing, (catalogue), CN
– „Personal Freedom“, 
curated by Johannes Van Der Beek, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, PT
– „At Home / Not At Home: Works From The Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg“, curated by Matthew Higgs, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (catalogue), USA

– „Extended Family: Contemporary Connections“, Brooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, USA
– „Embrace!“, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA
– „30 Seconds off an Inch“, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY, USA
– „Next Wave Art“, curated by Dan Cameron, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City, NY, USA
– „Your Gold Teeth II“, curated by Todd Levin, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
– „Into The Trees“, curated by Lilly Wei and Amy Lipton, The Fields Sculpture Park, Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY, USA

– „30 Americans“, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalogue), USA
– „Freeway Balconies“, curated by Collier Schorr, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, (catalogue), DE
– „Ready Made“, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, FR
– „The Stranger“, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY, USA
– „Waste Not, Want Not“, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, USA
– „The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics“, curated by Berin Golonu, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (catalogue), USA
– „RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture“, curated by Brandon Brame Fortune and Frank H. Goodyear III with guest curator Jobyl A. BooneNational Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA
– „Something from Nothing“, curated by Dan Cameron, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA

– „Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century“, curated by Richard Flood, Laura Hoptman and Massimiliano Gioni, The New Museum, New York City, NY (catalogue), USA
– „Body Politic: Casey Cook, Wangechi Mutu, Shinique Smith, Tory Wright“, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC, USA
– „Ready-Made“, Yvon Lambert, New York City, NY, USA
– „Future Nomad“, curated by Sara Reisman, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, USA

– „Allegories of Displacement“, curated by Michèle C. ConeWestport Arts Center, Westport, CT; (catalogue), IE
– „Altered, Stitched and Gathered“, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York City, NY, USA
– „Material Abuse“, Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York City, NY, USA
– „Paper: First anniversary group exhibition“, Skestos Gabriele Gallery, Chicago, ILL, USA
– „I Feel You“, curated by Dean Daderko, Roebling Hall, Williamsburg (Brooklyn), New York City, NY, USA
– „Do You Think I’m Disco“, curated by Edwin Ramoran, Longwood Art Gallery, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY, USA
– „Frequency“, curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY (catalogue), USA
– „Neovernacular, curated by Franklin Sirmans“, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA
– „d’Afrique, d’Asie“, curated by Kóan Jeff BaysaEthan, Cohen Fine Arts, New York City, NY, USA
– „Two Continents and Beyond: Waterways“, curated by Renee Vara and Asli Sümer, 9th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, TR
– „Drawn Out“, curated by Lorelei Stewart Gallery 400, College of Architecture and the Arts,
 University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
– „Unveiling The Invisible: Contemporary Video Art (Desvelar Lo Invisible: Videocreacion Contemporanea)“, Comunidad De Madrid, El Consejeria De Cultura Y Deportes, Madrid, (catalogue), ES
– „Recess: Images & Objects in Formation“, curated by Derrick Adams, Rush Arts Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
– „African Queen“, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY, USA
– „Re: Source“Art In General, New York City, NY, USA
– „The Reality of Things“, Triple Candie, New York City, NY, USA
– „Veni Vidi Video II“, curated by Christine Y. Kim, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY, USA
– „Super Salon“,Samson Projects, Boston, MASS, USA



Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Brooklyn Museum
Denver Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Margulies Collection, Miami
Metropolitan Transportation Authority | Arts For Transit, New York City
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University
Percent for Art, New York
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York



– The Detroit Institute of the Arts, 30 Americans Panelist, November 6
– The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Wonder and Rainbows, Nashville, October 10
– Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, Material World, Symposium, September 26
– Boston Society of Architects & The Greenway, Inter/Sections: Shinique Smith, August 21

– Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Artist Studio Series: Shinique Smith, February 2
– Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Shinique Smith in Conversation with curator, Jen Mergel, September 7

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

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

– Illinois State University School of Art, Visiting Artist Committee Lecture Series, February 14
– Tyler School of Art,
Temple University, 
Philadelphia, PA; Critical Dialogues Lecture Series: Shinique Smith, hosted by Odili Donald Odita, 
February 8
– 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

– Parsons School of Art and Design, New York, September
– Ox-Bow School of Art, Summer Faculty, July
– Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO; Evening with the Artists: Sergei Tsvetkov, Wendy Babcox, and Shinique Smith, June 30
– Off the Walls: Rethinking the Artist’s Role in Museums, SVA & The Corning Museum, May
– The Art Institute of Chicago, April
– James Porter Colloquim, Howard University, Washington DC, April
– University of Oregon, Eugene OR, Winter

– National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, October
– The Denver Art Museum, March
– Reinhart School of Sculpture, MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, February
– Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC, February

– Unmonumental panel discussion, The New Museum, New York, December
– The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA, Summer
– Mount Royal School of Art, MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, March

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

– CalArts, Visting Artist Lecture, MFA Program
– Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO, June



– 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,

– 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,
– 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)