Sable Elyse Smith Biography Selected press
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Coloring Book 36
2019, Silkscreen ink and oil stick on paper, 152.4 x 127 cm (60 x 50 in) each of two panels; 162 x 302.5 cm (63 3/4 x 119 in) framed, overall installed
Coloring Book 36
2019, Detail view
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Riot I
2019, Stainless steel with 2k painted finish, 142.2 x 142.2 x 142.2 cm (56 x 56 x 56 in)
Riot I
2019, Detail view
Coloring Book 38
2019, Silkscreen ink and oil stick on paper, 152.4 x 127 cm (60 x 50 in); 162 x 136 cm (63 3/4 x 53 1/2 in) framed
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Coloring Book 39
2019, Detail view, silkscreen ink and oil stick on paper, 152.4 x 127 cm (60 x 50 in); 162 x 136 cm (63 3/4 x 53 1/2 in) framed
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
or the song spilling out
2019, Installation view, Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Untitled
2019, Video, 0:38min, Edition of 3 + 1AP
Pivot II
2019, Detail view, stainless steel with 2k painted finish, 142.2 x 142.2 x 142.2 cm (56 x 56 x 56 in)
Coloring Book 29
2019, Detail view, silkscreen ink and oil stick on paper, 152.4 x 127 cm (60 x 50 in); 162 x 136 cm (63 3/4 x 53 1/2 in) framed
Mirror/Echo/Tilt
2019, Installation view, New Museum, New York, New York (with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
Mirror/Echo/Tilt
2019, Installation view, New Museum, New York, New York (with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
Mirror/Echo/Tilt
2019, Installation view, New Museum, New York, New York (with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
Mirror/Echo/Tilt
2019, Installation view, New Museum, New York, New York (with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
Mirror/Echo/Tilt
2019, Installation view, New Museum, New York, New York (with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
Mirror/Echo/Tilt
2019, Installation view, New Museum, New York, New York (with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
MOOD: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018-2019
2019, Installation view, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Spread, 2019
343 packs of chicken flavored ramen, 32 cement bricks, 10.5 x 30.5 x 29.5 in (26.67 x 77.47 x 74.93 cm)
2019, Installation view, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Cornering, 2019
powder coated aluminum, 72 x 72 x 80 in (182.88 x 182.88 x 203.20 cm)
2019, Installation view, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Weight, 2019
digital scale, bank issued stack of 100 dollar bills
2019, Installation view, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
Ordinary Violence
2019, 2019, Installation View, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
swear it closed, closes it, 2018
Powder-coated aluminum, 172 x 144 x 68 in (437 x 366 x 173 cm)
2019, Installation view, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
7666 Nights-Falling, 2017 (left)
Digital c-print with custom suede mat, 48 x 40 in (122 x 102 cm)
Untitled, 2017 (right)
Digital c-print with custom suede mat, 40 x 36 in (102 x 91 cm)
2019, Installation view, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Ordinary Violence
2019, 2019, Installation View, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Ordinary Violence
2019, 2019, Installation View, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Men Who Swallow Themselves in Mirrors, 2017
video, 8:32 minutes, Edition 1 of 3
2019, Installation view, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon
2018, Installation View, New Museum Digital Archive, New York
C.R.E.A.M., 2018
aluminum light boxes and steel, 140 x 328 in (355.6 x 833.12 cm)
2018, Installation View, The Highline, New York
C.R.E.A.M., 2018
aluminum light boxes and steel, 140 x 328 in (355.6 x 833.12 cm)
2018, Installation View, The Highline, New York
C.R.E.A.M., 2018
aluminum light boxes and steel, 140 x 328 in (355.6 x 833.12 cm)
2018, Installation View, The Highline, New York
Biography

Sable Elyse Smith; (b. 1986, Los Angeles, CA)
Lives and works in Richmond, VA

2013, M.F.A., Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY
2011, B.A., Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA

Solo Exhibitions and Projects

2019
or the song spilling out, Carlos/Ishikawa, London

2018
BOLO: Be on (the) lookout, JTT, New York, NY
Ordinary Violence, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
How We Tell stories to Children, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Sable E. Smith, CONDO, JTT hosted by greengrassi and Corvi-Mora, London, UK

2017
Ordinary Violence, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
and then the street lights-like a warning bell, Assembly (Recess), Brooklyn, NY

2015
Blue is Ubiquitous and Forbidden, SOHO20 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings

2019
Great Force, ICA VCU, Richmond, VA
Young, Gifted, and Black: The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection of Contemporary Art, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
Colored People Time: Banal Presents, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Poetry Is Not a Luxury, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
The Smiths, Marlborough, London, UK
Mirror/Echo/Tilt, New Museum, New York, NY (collaborative project with Melanie Crean and Shaun Leonardo)
MOOD: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2018-19, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
Radical Reading Room, Studio Museum 127, Harlem, NY
No One Is Innocent, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (screening)
The Land That I Live In, Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018
Moving Body, Moving Study, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn, NY
Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System, CAMH, Houston, TX. (Traveled to Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA, 2019)
Production Values, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA SITElines.2018: Casa Tomada, SITE Santa Fe, Sante Fe, NM (cat.)
Agora, High Line, New York, NY (cat.)
Prison Nation, Aperture, New York, NY. Curated by Nicole R. Fleetwood. (Traveled to Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, OH, 2018; Southeast Museum of Photography 32114, Daytona, FL, 2019; and University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 2020)

2017
Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon, New Museum, New York, NY. Curated by Johanna Burton (cat.)
Other Romances, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
"Elaine, let's get the hell out of here", Nichelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Ashton Cooper
Fictions, Studio Museum, New York, NY. Curated by Connie H. Choi and Hallie Ringle (cat.)
UPTOWN: nasty women / bad hombres, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY. Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado
Memory is a Tough Place, Kellen Gallery at The New School, New York, NY. Curated by Macushla Robinson
Watchlist, SIGNAL, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Goedele Bartholomeeusen and Kat Herriman
Your Body is a Battleground: VOLTA 2017, SVOLTA NY, New York, NY. Curated by Wendy Vogel
The Exposed Suture, Rond-Point Projects, Marseille, FR. Curated by Natasha Marie Llorens
Who Gets To Look, UC Irvine Galleries, Irvine, CA. Curated by Virginia Arce
FAWC Visual Arts Fellows Exhibition, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA
Without a Body, Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York, NY. Curated by SIGNAL

2016
Emerging Arts Fellowship Exhibition 2016, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
With Liberty and (in)Justice For All?, Gateway Project Spaces, Newark, NJ
Partner in Crime, Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Focus on the Funk: Journeys, Serpentine Gallery & Birbeck Cinema, London, UK
Over the Wall, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Comrade What is Your Visual Bond?, Sunday Sessions: Screening, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
History As I Know It, On the Ground Floor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
History As I Know It, IMPeRFeCT Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015
La Lucha II Dom & Haiti Visions of Tomorrow, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY
Dis Place, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY
Inherited, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Consequential Translations, Centro Cultural de Espana, Santo Domingo, DR
La Lucha, Rio Penthouse Gallery, New York, NY
RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Yeah That's What She Said, Specials On C, New York, NY

2013
Gaze Series #5: Transgressions, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA
Contemporary Temporary Sound Works And Music, organized by Daniel Neuman, Eyebeam, New York, NY
Present Futures, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Silencing The Self, 25 East Gallery, New York, NY