MacLean Center Ballroom - 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Shinique Smith is known for her monumental works of bundled fabric, calligraphy and collage inspired by the vast nature of ‘things’ that we consume and discard, which resonate on a spiritual and social scale. Her work has been exhibited by such prestigious venues as Brooklyn Museum, Denver Art Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington DC) and The Whitney Museum, and featured in acclaimed exhibitions such as UnMonumental: The Object in the 21st Century at New Museum, Frequency at Studio Museum in Harlem, 30 Americans: The Rubell Family Collection and Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016 the inaugural exhibition at Hauser + Wirth LA. In addition to exhibiting internationally, the artist has produced several large-scale public works for NY Metro Arts in Transit, Rose F. Kennedy Greenway (Boston), Mural Arts (Philadelphia) and Wabash Arts Corridor (Chicago) to name a few – including new public works in progress for Chicago Transit Authority and the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority. Shinique has received awards from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council among others. Shinique earned an MAT from Tufts University & The Museum School (2000), and an MFA (2003) and BFA (1992) from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where she grew up, a time and experience which influences her work.