Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith (1954- born in Nuremberg, Germany) is known for evocative sculptures, drawings and prints. The recurrent subject matter in Smith’s work has been the body as a receptacle for knowledge, belief and storytelling. In the 1980s, Smith literally turned the figurative tradition in sculpture inside out, creating objects and drawings based on organs, cellular forms and the human nervous system. This body of work evolved to incorporate animals, domestic objects and narrative tropes from classical mythology and folk tales. Life, death and resurrection are thematic signposts in many of Smith’s installations and sculptures.