UNT Artist in Residence

Kiki Smith: Seed

2013-2014 Artist in Residence

At UNT, Kiki Smith shared her work and processes in numerous classroom and public presentations; exhibited tapestries, sculpture and works on paper at UNT on the Square; and created a new body of prints in collaboration with CVAD students at the Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T Press). We unveiled these prints in an exhibition titled Seed at UNT ArtSpace Dallas in the fall of 2015.

A leading figure among artists addressing philosophical, social, and spiritual aspects of human nature, Kiki Smith is an artist of international prominence whose career has spanned over three decades, including since 1979, more than 150 solo exhibitions as well as numerous awards and inclusion of her works in prominent collections. Kiki Smith’s public commissions include Chorus, 2012, an installation at The Last Project Space, NYC; The East Window, 2010,a collaboration with Deborah Gans at Eldridge Street Synagogue, NYC; and Standing, 1998, an outdoor sculpture in the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego. Kiki Smith is represented by Pace Gallery in New York.

Leap Year I, 2014; Photopolymer intaglio and watercolor; Courtesy P.R.I.N.T Press.


Nick Cave: Heard

2011-2012 Artist in Residence

More than 850 people came together from UNT and the surrounding community to produce a new performance by Cave, titled Heard, involving 30 raffia horses finding their way in a percussion corral. Under Cave’s leadership, UNT and area artists helped build the Soundsuits, UNT dancers created and performed the choreography, and UNT percussionists developed and played the musical score. Heard was performed at UNT in Denton and at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas in the spring of 2012 to an audience of thousands.

Nick Cave's work combines elements of sculpture, installation, performance, video, designed object, and fashion. He is professor and chairman of Fashion Design at the School of the Arts Institute Chicago. He has had numerous one-person exhibitions, notably a traveling exhibition, Nick Cave: Meet me at the Center of the Earth, organized by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Artadia Award, United States Artist Award, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foudnation Award. Cave's works are in many art collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY. Nick Cave is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Heard, 2012; Co-Directed by Nick Cave and Shelley Cushman; choreography by Shelley Cushman, Kodi Giovannini, Tyler Patterson and Amy Tuley; musical score by David Hall.