Hometown: Paris, France
Lives and Works: New York, NY
Post-graduate Program, Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1990
BA Art and Comparative Literature, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1988
Courtney Smith Bio
About The Artist
Courtney Smith's sculptural practice focuses on furniture, both materially and theoretically, and its relationship with the human body. The resulting creations—which she appropriately defines as "movable" (meuble, mueble, movel in other languages)—reflect the movements and actions of their forms at the same time as they explore their representations of our physical and psychological needs.
She says of her own work: "In the past I have often worked with original pieces of furniture, breaking them down to explore their underlying syntax, then rearticulating them in a variety of ways. The resulting works are manipulated pieces of deconstructed furniture, or 'construction kits' to be endlessly reconfigured, which allow the viewer to construct new meaning through the continuous formulation of the original object."
Courtney Smith Gallery Art
G Fine Art Gallery, Washington, DC