Opening Thursday, April 9th, at 6PM
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 6:00 pm
Hokin Hall, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 109
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia College Chicago’s A+D Lecture Series is pleased to present a lecture with Cauleen Smith.
Cauleen Smith is a an interdisciplinary artist whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Though 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, Smith makes things that deploy the tactics of these disciplines while offering a phenomenological experience for spectators and participants.
Smith’s films, objects, and installations have been featured in group exhibitions at the Studio Museum of Harlem; Houston Contemporary Art Museum; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; Yerba Buena Center for Art; the New Museum, New York; D21, Leipzig, Germany; and Decad, Berlin. She has had solo shows at The Kitchen; MCA Chicago; Threewalls, Chicago; and Women & Their Work, Austin, TX, among others.
Smith is the recipient of several grants and awards including the Rockefeller Media Arts Award, Creative Capital Film /Video, Chicago 3Arts Grant, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Smith was born in Riverside, California and grew up in Sacramento. She earned a BA in Creative Arts from San Francisco Sate University and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater Film and Television. She currently lives in Chicago while teaching at the Vermont College of Fine Art low-residency MFA program.
This event is free and open to the public.