Tuesday Smillie (born 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on trans-feminist politics and the aesthetics of protest. Smillie has been recognized for her reinterpretation of protest banners through the traditional craft materials. Writer Johanna Fateman describes work like Smillie's Street Transvestites 1973 (2015) as "ornate, meticulously sewn and painted trans-liberation banners" that "could not get their radical point across more lovingly."
Life and work
Many of Smillie's collections take inspiration from feminist science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin, primarily her book The Left Hand of Darkness, about gender-fluid inhabitants of the planet Gethen. Smillie has held solo exhibitions at the Rose Art Museum, Participant Inc, and her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Rubin Museum of Art, Artists Space, and the New Museum. She led a Study Session at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Smillie holds a BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft with a concentration in Book Arts.
Awards and Residencies
- Rose Art Museum's Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award
- Grant from Art Matters
- Kala Art Institute
- Freehold Art Exchange in New York
- The Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art's inaugural artist residency
Selected solo exhibitions
- Reflecting Light Into The Unshadow, Participant Inc. (2018)
- To build another world, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University (2018)
- The Right Brain of Darkness, Haverford College (2016)
Selected group exhibitions
- Nobody Promised You Tomorrow, Brooklyn Museum (2019)
- Feminist Histories, São Paulo Museum of Art (2019)
- Face of the Future, Rubin Museum (2018)
- Trigger: Gender As A Tool And A Weapon, New Museum (2017)
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