Artist's CV

Cauleen Smith was born in Riverside, CA in 1967. She received her BA from San
Francisco State University in 1991 and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Smith has held numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions, including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA (2019-2020); The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2019); Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, Richmond, VA (2019); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2018); The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2017); University Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA (2017); 511 Gallery, CCAC, Portland, OR (2016); California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (2016); Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2012); Threewalls, Chicago, IL (2013); The Kitchen, New York, NY (2011); 3 Walls Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2007); Austin MASS Gallery, Austin, TX (2007); Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX (2007); and Fluent~Collaborative & Testsite, Austin, TX (2006).

Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, at institutions and galleries including Prospect.4, New Orleans, LA; the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK; Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Gallery TPW, Toronto, ON; The Dusable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY; Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; New Museum, New York, NY; Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), New Orleans, LA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY; The Blanton Museum, Austin, TX; The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX; and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA.

Smith’s works have been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Artforum, Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Hyperallergic, Flash Art Magazine, Artlyst, ARTnews, The Brooklyn Rail, Frieze Magazine and The Chicago Tribune.

Her work is in the public collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, NY; the Kadist Foundation, SF, CA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SF, CA; the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and The Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.

Smith has received numerous grants and fellowships including the United States Artists Fellowship, Ellsworth Kelly Award, Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Herb Alpert Award in the Arts; Artadia Award: Fund for Art and Dialogue; Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, New York, NY; Washington Park Arks Incubator Arts & Public Life Residency, Chicago, IL; Black Metropolis Research Consortium Research Fellowship; Summer Residency at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Visiting Artist; Experimental Sound Studio Residency, Chicago, IL; Threewalls, Summer Artist Residency, Chicago, IL; and the Director’s Grant at the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts.