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Cauleen Smith

Cauleen Smith was raised in Sacramento, California, and lives in Los Angeles. Smith holds a BA in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Theater Film and Television. Smith’s short films, feature film, an installation, and performance were showcased at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019. Smith has had solo exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, MassMoCA, and LACMA. Smith is the recipient of the following awards and grants: Rockefeller Media Arts Award, Creative Capital Film/Video, Chicago 3Arts Grant, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Chicago Expo Artadia Award, Rauschenberg Residency, 2016 Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts in Film and Video, 2017 United States Artists Award, 2016 inaugural recipient of the Ellsworth Kelly Award, 2020 recipient of the Studio Museum Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize, 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, and 2022 Heinz Award.