Arts and Public Life 2012-13 Artist-in-Residence Cauleen Smith discusses her work in conjunction with the exhibition The Distance Between.
For the past several years Cauleen Smith has produced multi-channel film and video installations, as well as live events that incorporate sculptural objects, music and text. Her interests roam from her roots in structuralist filmmaking to afro-futurist narrative strategies.
In 2012 Cauleen Smith was named Outstanding Artist by the National Alliance for Media Arts and …Culture. She has received grants from the Film Arts Foundation American Film Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, and Creative Capital. Her films and installations have shown at The Kitchen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art as well as in film festivals in Los Angeles, Milan, Park City, London, New York, Lagos, Paris, Oakland, Berlin, and Austin. Cauleen Smith received her B.A. from the School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University and her M.F.A. from UCLA School of Theater-Television-Film.