Kiki Smith


Kiki Smith (born January 18, 1954) is a German-born American artist whose work has addressed the themes of sex, birth and regeneration. Her figurative work of the late 1980s and early 1990s confronted subjects such as AIDS, feminism, and gender, while recent works have depicted the human condition in relationship to nature. Smith lives and works in the Lower East Side, New York City, and the Hudson Valley, New York State.

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American painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in Germany to American parents, she has lived in the United States since infancy.

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Artist, etcher, lithographer, painter, photographer, sculptor

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Kiki Smith, Ḳiḳi Smit

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