• Cauleen Smith
    Sojourner
    2018
    Digital video, color, sound
    22:41 minutes
    Edition 1 of 5 and 4 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sojourner
    2018
    Digital video, color, sound
    22:41 minutes
    Edition 1 of 5 and 4 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sojourner
    2018
    Digital video, color, sound
    22:41 minutes
    Edition 1 of 5 and 4 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Pilgrim
    2017
    Digital video and 16 mm film transferred to digital video
    7:41 minutes
    Edition of five and four Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It, Frye Art Museum, June 1 - September 1, 2019
    Top: Black and Blue Over You (After Bas Jan Ader for Ishan), 2010, film transferred to video,9:40 minutes, edition of 5 and 2 APs;Middle: Strelitzia Satellite Meditation, 2012, HD digital video, 4:44 minutes, edition of 5 and 2 APs; Bottom: Cotton Plant 187?, 2018, HD digital video, 6:43 minutes, edition of 5 and 2 APs
    Photo credit: Jueqian Fang

  • Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It, Frye Art Museum, June 1 - September 1, 2019
    Left: Give it or Leave It (Omokehinde), 2018, satin, poly-satin, quilted pleather, upholstery, wool, felt, wool velvet, poly filing, 60 x 48 inches; Right: Give it or Leave It (Taiwo), 2018, satin, poly-satin, quilted pleather, upholstery, wool, felt, wool velvet, poly filing, 60x48 inches
    Photo credit: Jueqian Fang

  • Cauleen Smith
    Space Station: Two Rebeccas
    2018
    A remix of sculpture: Wallpaper, disco balls, turntable, motor, fur, shag carpet, 2 projectors, DVD
    Dimensions vary

  • Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It, Frye Art Museum, June 1 - September 1, 2019
    Left: Sojourner, 2018, digital video, color, sound, 22:41 minutes, edition of 5 and 2 APs;Right: Space Station: Two Rebeccas, 2018, a remix of sculpture: Wallpaper, disco balls, turntable, motor, fur, shag carpet, 2 projectors, DVD, dimensions vary
    Photo credit: Jueqian Fang

  • Cauleen Smith
    Epistrophy
    2018
    Multichannel video (color, sound), four CCTV cameras, four monitors, projection, custom wood table, taxidermy raven, wood figures, bronze figures, plastic figures, books, seashells, minerals, jar of starfish, Magic 8- Ball, maneki-neko, mirror, metal trays, plaster objects, wood objects, wire object, fabric, glass vase, plants
    Dimensions vary
    Installation view ICA Philadelphia

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sula
    2019
    gouache on paper
    12 x 9 inches (paper size)
    14 1/2 x 11 inches (frame size)

  • Cauleen Smith
    Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
    2019
    gouache on paper
    12 x 9 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Riot
    2019
    gouache on paper
    12 x 9 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
    2019
    gouache on paper
    12 x 9 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sinners Keep On Trying: Madikizela
    2019
    glazed cassius basalt ceramic
    12 x 11 x 7 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sinners Keep On Trying: O.D.B.
    2019
    glazed cassius basalt ceramic
    15 x 10 x 9 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sinners Keep On Trying: Rick James
    2019
    glazed cassius basalt ceramic
    17 x 8 x 11 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Light up My Life (For Sandra Bland)
    2019
    Neon, plexiglass, faceted hematite and aluminum chain
    78 x 48 inches
    Edition 1 of 3 and 1AP

  • Installation view of Loitering is delightful, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
    October 31, 2019 - January 12, 2020
    Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Photograph by Jeff McLane

  • Cauleen Smith
    Orange Jumpsuit
    2019
    Film transferred to digital video, color, sound
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    I Appreciate You in Advance
    2018
    Fiberglass screen, woven metalic polyesters, woven two-tone silk
    53 x 310 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Cotton Plant 187?
    2018
    HD digital video
    6:43 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    SOJOURNERS
    2018
    six mylar and fabric banners
    Dimensions vary

  • Cauleen Smith
    We Were Never Meant To Survive
    2017
    satin, poly-satin, wool felt, upholstery, indigo-dyed silk-rayon velvet, metallic thread, embroidery floss,acrylic fabric paint, poly-silk tassels, and sequins
    72 x 52 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Camera, Pen, or Gun?
    2017
    satin, poly-satin, silk-rayon velvet, indigo-dyed silk-rayon velvet, indigo- dyed silk satin, rayon-polyester ribbon, acrylic fabric paint, satin cord, poly-silk tassel, and sequins
    73 x 47 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Pigeons Are Black Doves
    2017
    satin, poly-satin, indigo-dyed silk-rayon velvet, indigo-dyed silk satin, embroidery floss, acrylic fabric paint, satin cord, polyester fringe, poly-silk tassels, and sequins
    70 x 49 1/2 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Three Songs about Liberation
    2017
    16 mm transferred to digital
    9:27 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Three Songs about Liberation
    2017
    16 mm transferred to digital
    9:27 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Chip’s Block
    2016
    four drawings, graphite, watercolor and/or acrylic on graph paper
    8 1/2 x 11 1/5 inches each
    14 1/2 x 11 x 1 inches each (framed)

  • Cauleen Smth, Contuct Your Blooming, 2015, installed at University Art Galleries, UC Irvine 2017.

  • Cauleen Smith
    Conduct your Blooming
    2015
    seven banners, sequin and satin fabric with felt, cotton, velvet and rayon letters
    Dimensions vary

  • Cauleen Smith
    Crow Requiem
    2015
    Digital Video
    11:08 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Egungun
    2015
    Archival pigment print on rag paper
    12 x 9 inches; 21 x 18 x 1 1/2 inches
    (framed) Edition 2 of 8 & 2 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Lessons in Semaphore
    2015
    16 mm film transferred to digital file
    1:40 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    H-E-L-L-O
    2014
    digital video
    11:06 minutes
    Edition 1 of 5 and 2 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    The Score
    2012
    ceramic
    10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Space Is the Place (A March for Sun Ra)
    2011
    HD video
    10 minutes, 56 seconds
    edition of 5, 1 AP

  • Cauleen Smith
    Sine At The Canyon & Sine At The Sea, By Kelly Gabron
    2010/2016
    16 mm film transferred to digital video and found digital video
    7:06 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #5
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #3
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #21
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #22
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    10 1/2 x 9 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #11
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    9 1/2 x 8 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #20
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    9 x 8 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #14
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #17
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    10 1/2 x 9 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Ivory Anthropologie #16
    2010
    White Out, graphite and acrylic on magazine paper
    13 x 7 3/4 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Black and Blue Over You (After Bas Jan Ader for Ishan)
    2010
    Film transferred to digital video, color, sound
    9:40 minutes
    Edition 1 of 5 and 2 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Black and Blue Over You (After Bas Jan Ader for Ishan)
    2010
    Film transferred to digital video, color, sound
    9:40 minutes
    Edition 4 of 5 and 2 APs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Remote Viewing
    2009
    digital video
    14:00 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Remote Viewing
    2009
    digital video
    14:00 minutes
    Edition of five and two Artist’s Proofs

  • Cauleen Smith
    Camera Lucida
    2015
    graphite, watercolor and gouache on paper
    12 x 8 1/2 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Women, Race & Class
    2015
    graphite and watercolor on paper
    12 x 8 1/2 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    Open Veins of Latin America
    2016
    graphite, watercolor, acrylic and gouache on paper
    12 x 8 1/2 inches

  • Cauleen Smith
    This Bridge Called My Back
    2015
    graphite, watercolor and acrylic on paper
    12 x 8 1/2 inches


BIO

b. 1967

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Cauleen Smith (born Riverside, California, 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Operating in multiple materials and arenas, Smith roots her work firmly within the discourse of mid-twentieth-century experimental film. Drawing from structuralism, third world cinema, and science fiction, she makes things that deploy the tactics of these disciplines while offering a phenomenological experience for spectators and participants. 

Her films, objects, and installations have been featured in group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial (2017), Prospect 4, New Orleans (2017), Studio Museum Harlem; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; the New Museum, New York; and BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK. She has had solo exhibitions at MASS MoCA; the Art Institute of Chicago; Institute for Contemporary Art Pennsylvania; the Museum of Contemporary, Chicago and upcoming at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston and a two person exhibition with Theaster Gates at the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art.

Smith is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the inaugural Ellsworth Kelly Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Art in 2016, the 2016 Herb Alpert Award for Film/Video, Rockefeller Media Arts Award, Creative Capital Film /Video, Chicago 3Arts Grant, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Artadia, a Rauschenberg Residency in 2015 and most recently in 2019 Smith was an artist in residence at Artpace. Smith was born in Riverside, California and grew up in Sacramento. Smith earned a B.A in Cinema from San Francisco State University in 1991 and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1998. Smith studied with Trinh T. Minh Ha, Angela Davis, and Lynn Hershman-Gleeson at San Francisco State University. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. Smith lives in Los Angeles and is a Professor at CalArts School of Art.