Through the week of March 26th the IEA was fortunate enough to have Kiki Smith do work within the IEA during a visit she made to the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics of Alfred University. Kiki was here for only a short time, splitting her days between working with us in the IEA as well as in the departments of Sculpture and Ceramics in the School of Art and Design, all in addition to doing an artist talk and presentation.

Kiki’s time in the IEA focused on making digital images for prints which she plans to work back into later in her studio in New York. These prints were made of images of her hands holding various natural objects, such as mica, a seashell, a potato, and an egg. She also left us with a set of images of an owl she drew onto which we are going to try to experiment with to make a four-color (CMYK) woodblock or linoblock print with in the near future.

Below are some of the digital images Kiki constructed during her residency.