Cauleen Smith was born in Riverside, CA in 1967. She received her BA from San Fransico State University in 1991 and her MFA from the University of California in 1998. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.
Smith’s work has been exhibited at venues including California Museum of Photography, Riverside CA (2016); The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2016); Lumber Room, Portland, OR (2016); Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY (2016); Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago Il (2016); the New Museum, New York, NY (2015); Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA (2015); Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2012); Threewalls, Chicago, IL (2012); Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2012); The Kitchen, New York, NY (2011, 2008); The Blanton Museum, Austin, TX, (2010, 2008); Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (2007); 3 Walls Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2007); Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN (2006); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, IL (1996).
Smith’s works have been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze Magazine and The Chicago Tribune.
Her work is in the public collection of the Studio Museum, New York, NY