Kiki Smith, Invention/ Intervention, 1998. Installation view Foreground: specimens from the Museum of Natural History; background: Smith’s winter landscapes.

Kiki Smith

The Mattress Factory and the Carnegie Museum of Art


Kiki Smith has become one of the most famous female artists of her generation. While a wide range of feminist concerns informed Smith’s earlier work, she never referenced a specific issue or theory. The presence of various human bodily fluids-blood, piss, vomit, and shit-within the context of a gallery setting aroused critical attention and perhaps contributed to her notoriety… See the print version of Sculpture Magazine to view the full review.

View of untitled installation at the Mattress Factory.