Kiki the human body, this fascination follows

Kiki Smith was born January 18th, 1954 to Tony Smith and Jane Lawrence. She did not live in Nuremberg, Germany long as she was less than a year old when she moved to new jersey, America. She went to Hartford art school for eighteen months at twenty. After that, she went to New York City to discover herself and her style. She joined a few collaborative projects while there. These radical groups’ use of unconventional items has inspired her to use these, even today. She studied for the medical side of life but soon returned to her comfort zone- human body parts.While growing up she was fascinated with the human body, this fascination follows her to the day.  From here she started to enjoy her human figurines. After the deaths of her sister and father, she started to look more into humans and their mortality. She started to study more organs and bodily fluids.Type of art she is known forShe is known for her Sculptures, drawings, and Printmaking that show bizarre themes. Some of those themes show off subjects like Sex, birth, gender, regeneration, the human condition, and race. With an addition to AIDs in which she was inspired by the death of her sister. She currently lives and works in new york city.Her father, Tony Smith, was also an artist. This caused her early exposure to his work helped her experience craftsmanship.Like most artists, growing up the Catholic church also shaped her artwork.Achievements and Best known workIt was in 1988 when she created a fifteen-foot screen print work. It featured multiple pictures of fetuses in which she found in a Japanese anatomy book. It was printed in black ink and consisted of thirty-six sheets of handmade Thai paper attached together. She named it All Souls.Her next sculpture was named Mary Magdelene, It was made of bronze and Forged Steel. It is a good example of her non-traditional female nude.She won acclaim at the 51st vennice Biennale for a free-standing stained glass work.She wrote a few books such as Fountainhead (1991); The Vitreous Body (2001); and Untitled (Book of Hours) (1986).Her first solo exhibition was in 1982 for her life wants to live. Ever since then her work has been exhibited in about 150 solo exhibitions worldwide. Mary Magdelene, 1994   Page of Fountainhead, 1991  Her work that won her the 51st Vennice Biennale


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