Gallery Tour with Cauleen Smith

Gallery Talk

Saturday, June 1, 2019
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Frye Galleries

Join artist Cauleen Smith for a free, informal tour of her current exhibition Give It or Leave It. No registration is required.

Cauleen Smith (American, b. 1967, Riverside, California) is an interdisciplinary artist, whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. 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 numerous group exhibitions, including those at the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; the 2017 Whitney Biennial; Prospect.4, New Orleans; the New Museum, New York; D21, Leipzig; and Decad, Berlin. Smith has had solo shows of films and installations at The Kitchen, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; and Threewalls, Chicago. She earned her BA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. Smith teaches in the School of Art at CalArts.

Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It, September 14–December 23, 2018, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Constance Mensh.