Born in 1979 in Austin, Texas, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Emily Mae SMITH

Emily Mae Smith crée des compositions vivantes dans lesquelles elle dissimule des commentaires sociaux et politiques. L’iconographie récurrente de la peintre est un manche à balai, dérivé de celui que l’on retrouve dans le Fantasia de Disney (1940). En clin d’œil au Symbolisme, au Surréalisme et au Pop Art, il devient alors son avatar, se référant simultanément au pinceau du peintre, à l’outil domestique associé aux femmes, et au phallus. À travers l’œuvre de Smith, la figure se transforme continuellement, évoquant des sujets contemporains tels que le genre, la sexualité, le capitalisme et la violence.

Le travail de l’artiste a fait l’objet d’expositions personnelles au Consortium, à Dijon et au Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, à Hartford, Connecticut.

education

2006 M.F.A. Visual Art, Columbia University, New York 
2002 B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin 

solo shows

2020
- Simone Subal Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
- Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY

2019 
- Avalon, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
- Matrix 181, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

2018
- Le Consortium, Dijon, France
- A Strange Relative, Genesis Belanger & Emily Mae Smith, Perrotin, New York, NY
- Feast of Totems, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
- Henry+Smith, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY

2017
- The Sphinx or The Caress, Simone Subal Gallery. New York, NY
- The Little Apocrypha, collaboration Emily Mae Smith & Adam Henry, curated by Samuel Leuenberger and Elise Lammer, SALTS. Birsfelden, Switzerland

2016
- Tesla Girls, Rodolphe Janssen. Brussels, Belgium
- Honest Espionage, Mary Mary. Glasgow, UK

2015
- Medusa, Laurel Gitlen. New York, NY

2014
- Novelty Court, Junior Projects. New York, NY 

2011
- Neon Sigh, collaboration with Adam Henry, The Arcade, Nashville, TN

group shows

2020
- A Love Letter to a Nightmare​, Petzel Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
- All of Them Witches, organized by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA 

2019
- Personal Private Public, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY
- Dark Laughter, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, curated by Barry Schwabsky, London, UK 
- Words, Alexander Berggruen Gallery, New York, NY
- The Smiths, Malborough, London, UK
- Home/Work, JDJ | The Ice House, Garrison, NY
- Throwback Jack, curated by Amanda Schmitt, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
- Magnetic Fields, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
- No Patience For Monuments, Perrotin, Seoul, South Korea
- AXxoN N., Essex Flowers, New York, NY

2018
- Summer, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Peter Freeman Inc, New York, NY
- Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. New York, NY 
- Six Artists, Harper’s Books. East Hampton, NY 
- The Sun Is Gone But We Have The Light, Unclebrother. Hancock, NY
- Dancing Goddesses, Dio Horia. Mykonos, Greece
- Texas, Philip Martin Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
- Buddy System, Deanna Evans Projects. Brooklyn, NY
- Herding Cats Again, Catbox Contemporary. Ridgewood, NY
- Tell Him What We Said About Paint It Black, 1 Mile Gallery. Kingston, NY
- The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band Part 2, Rob Tufnell. London, UK
- The Cruellest Month, Mother Gallery. Beacon, NY
- Harper’s Books at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Beverly Hills, CA
- Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation, Temnikova & Kasela. Tallinn, Estonia 

2017
- Engender, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Pharmacy for Idiots, Rob Tufnell, Cologne, Germany
- Women to the Front, Works from the Miller Meigs Collection, Lumber Room, Portland, OR 
- Her Eyes Are Like Doves Beside Streams of Water, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
- Le Quatrième Sexe, curated by Marie Maertens, Le Coeur, Paris, France
- Sharper Image, Present Company, Brooklyn NY
- Eyes, Nose, Lips, Etc. Etc., Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2016
- Scarlet Street, Lucien Terras, New York, NY
- Me, Myself, I, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
- Surrreal, König Galerie (St. Agnes), Berlin, Germany
- What’s Up, curated by Lawrence van Hagen, Soho Revue. London, UK
- Untitled Body Parts, Simone Subal Gallery. New York, NY

2015
- Unrealism, organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, The Moore Building, Miami, FL
- Mrs. Benway, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR
- I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
- Six Advertisements, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
- Comic Relief, Levy/Delval, Brussels, Belgium
- Oh, Of Course, You Were Berry Picking, co-organized by Rosa Tyhurst, DREI Galerie, Cologne, Germany
- Six possibilities in painting (int.), curated by Fabian Schöneich and Samuel Leuenberger, Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, Switzerland

2014
- Help Is on the Way, organized by Sean Landers, Wasserman Projects, Birmingham, MI
- Parallax Futured: Transtemporal Subjectivities, Skirball Museum, Cincinnati, OH
- Kidnapped, eine Wohnungsausstellung, Petrus Entertainment

2013
- Page 179, Artforum, September 2013, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY

2012
- Knowledge of the True Games, Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY

2011
- Anonymous Presence, Y Gallery, New York, NY

2010
- Portugal Arte 10 - Portuguese Biennial, Personal Freedom, Lisbon, Portugal

2009
- On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY

2007
- Love in a Cold Climate, curated by Sima Familant and Lisa Schiff, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
- The Cement Garden, Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2006
- Summer Salon, curated by Kate Werble, Gerald Peters Gallery. New York, NY

2005
- The Love Below, Marvelli Gallery. New York, NY

public collections

- Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
- Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, USA
- The Consortium Museum, Dijon, France
- Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

Emily Mae Smith - Chekhov's Gun

Emily Mae Smith - Chekhov's Gun

New York selection

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Emily Mae Smith - Medusa

Emily Mae Smith - Medusa

New York selection

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