Works in the Collection
Shinique Smith was born in 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, and earned a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1992. She then worked in the film industry as a costume and props assistant. Smith then returned to her studies, earning a Master of Arts in Education from Tufts University in 2000, and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2003. In 2008, she was awarded the Joan Mitchell Prize, and in 2012 received The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Alumni Medal of Honor. In 2013, she received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.
Smith has participated in numerous prestigious artist residencies including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2003, the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art Fellowship in 2005, the New York Foundation of the Arts, Gregory Millard Fellowship in Sculpture in 2007, and the Tamarind Institute in 2017, among others. Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Rubell Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.