Simone Subal Gallery

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Born 1979 Austin, TX
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2006 M.F.A. Visual Art, Columbia University, New York
2002 B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin

Solo Exhibitions


Simone Subal Gallery, New York (forthcoming)
Ex Libris, Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY (forthcoming)


Avalon, Perrotin, Tokyo, Japan
, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT


Emily Mae Smith, Le Consortium. Dijon, France
Feast of Totems, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin
A Strange Relative, Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY (two-person exhibition with Genesis Belanger).


The Sphinx or The Caress, Simone Subal Gallery, New York NY
The Little Apocrypha, SALTS, Basel, Switzerland (two-person exhibition with Adam Henry).


Tesla Girls, Rodolphe Janssen. Brussels, Belgium
Honest Espionage, Mary Mary. Glasgow, Scotland


Medusa, Laurel Gitlen. New York, NY


Novelty Court, Junior Projects. New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (forthcoming)
All Of Them Witches, curated by Dan Nadel and Laurie Simmons, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles (forthcoming)

Personal Private Public,
Hauser & Wirth, New York
Home/Work, JDJ | The Icehouse, Hudson Valley, New York
Throwback Jack
(curated by Amanda Schmitt), Fredericks & Freiser
I campi magnetici, Gió Marconi, Milan, Italy
No Patience for Monuments
, Perrotin, Seoul, Korea
AXxoN N., Essex Flowers, New York, NY

Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation, Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn, Estonia
a name unfamiliar, underlined in red, 39 great jones, New York, NY
Buddy System, Deanna Evans Projects, New York, NY
The Sun is Gone But We Have the Light, Unclebrother, Hancock, NY
The Cruellest Month, Mother Gallery, New York, NY
Summer, Peter Freeman, New York, NY
Texas, Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Revolutionary Suicide Mechanised Regiment Band Part 2, Rob Tufnell, London, UK
Pine Barrens, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY
Dancing Goddesses, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece
Herding Cats, Again, Catbox Contemporary, Ridgewood, NY
Tell Him What We Said About Paint It Black, 1 Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

Engender, Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pharmacy for Idiots, Rob Tufnell and Tanya Leighton, Köln, Germany
eyes, nose, lips, etc etc, Left Field SLO, San Luis Obispo, CA
Sharper Image, Present Co., Brooklyn, NY
Women to the Front, Works from the Miller Meigs Collection, Lumber Room, Portland, OR
LE QATRIÈME SEXE, Indéfinition des genres, réaffirmation des plaisirs, curated by Marie Maertens, Le Coeur. Paris, France

Kidnapped, eine Wohnungsausstellung (a residential exhibition), Petrus Entertainment. www
Scarlet Street, Lucien Terras. New York, NY
Me, Myself, I, China Art Objects Galleries. Los Angeles, CA
Surrreal, König Galerie (St. Agnes). Berlin, Germany
Untitled Body Parts, Simone Subal Gallery. New York, NY
What’s Up, curated by Lawrence van Hagen, Soho Revue. London, UK
Rock’n’Roll Nightmare, curated by Olivia Drusin, 41 Cooper Square Gallery. New York, NY


Unrealism, organized by Jeffrey Deitch and Larry Gagosian, The Moore Building. Miami, FL
Mrs. Benway, Fourteen30 Contemporary. Portland, OR
Six Advertisements, Marlborough Chelsea. New York, NY
I Dropped the Lemon Tart, Lisa Cooley. New York, NY
Comic Relief, Levy/Delval. Brussels, Belgium
Oh, Of Course, You Were Berry Picking, co-organized by Rosa Tyhurst, DREI Galerie. Cologne, Germany
Six possibilities in painting (int.), curated by Fabian Schöneich and Samuel Leuenberger, Galerie Bernhard. Zurich, Switzerland


Help is on the Way, organized by Sean Landers, Wasserman Projects. Birmingham, MI
Parallax Futured: Transtemporal Subjectivities, Skirball Museum. Cincinnati, OH


Page 179, Artforum, September 2013, Brennan & Griffin. New York, NY


Knowledge of the True Games, Know More Games. Brooklyn, NY


Neon Sigh, collaboration with Adam Henry, The Arcade. Nashville, TN
Anonymous Presence, Y Gallery. New York, NY


Portugal Arte 10- Portuguese Biennial, Personal Freedom. Lisbon, Portugal


On From Here, Guild and Greyshkul. New York, NY


Love in a Cold Climate, curated by Sima Familant and Lisa Schiff. Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
The Cement Garden, Marvelli Gallery. New York, NY


Summer Salon, curated by Kate Werble, Gerald Peters Gallery. New York, NY


The Love Below, Marvelli Gallery. New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

Westall, Mark. “Dark Laughter,” Fad Magazine. October 24, 2019.
Smith, Matt. “Smiths and Legends,” The Guardian. July 3, 2019. Print.
Bogojev, Sasha. “A Clean Sweep,” Juxtapoz. April 2019. Print.
Dunne, Susan. “A feminist, surreal twist on an old tale at the Wadsworth Atheneum,” Hartford Courant. February 10, 2019.
Mercier, Clementine. “Emily Mae Smith, Jeux, Sexe et Manches,” Liberation. January 28, 2019.
Ackerman, Julie. “Emily Mae Smith, Le Pin-Up Power,” BeauxArts. January 27, 2019.

Johnson, Noah. “Fresh Paint,” GQ. December 2018. Print.
“A Summer Sampler at Peter Freeman, Inc,” Blouin Art Info. July 24, 2018.
Bennett, Alex. “Portrait: Emily Mae Smith,” Novembre Magazine, 2018.


Geers, David. “Acts of Recognition,” Frieze, November and December 2017.
Bogojev, Sasha. “The Continuing Intrigue of Emily Mae Smith: The Sphinx or The Caress”, Juxtapoz, September 2017.
Cameron, Robin and Cameron, Wilson. “Video: Emily Mae Smith in the Studio”, Artnews, March 2017.


Zhong, Fan. “High Five- A handful of rising artists are bent on reshaping our view of reality”, W Magazine, November.
Coleman, Johnson, Reynolds. “Secret History…Jack Pierson”, (photo), Architectural Digest, December.
Muraben, Billie. “Artist Emily Mae Smith’s pop motifs and witty compositions”, It’s Nice That, August 31.
Smith, Emily Mae. “Influences- Portfolio: Emily Mae Smith” (editorial),, September 29. Knight, Christopher. “Who Am I? Provocative Answers in ‘Me, Myself, I’ at China ArtObjects” (review), Los Angeles Times. August 9.
Lesser, Casey. “These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Figurative Painting Forward”, Artsy editorial. June 10.
Maurizio Cattelan and Myriam Ben Salah, “F.A.Q.” Le Dictateur Press
Laura Phipps and Elisabeth Sherman, “Emily Mae Smith” (essay), CURA, No. 21
Jansen, Charlotte. “Emily Mae Smith” (text/interview), Elephant Magazine, Issue 26, Spring (1/4). Cattelan, Maurizio. “Emily Mae Smith Studio Visit, Brooklyn” (interview), Purple Magazine, S/S issue 25.
Russeth, Andrew. “Cutting a Fine Figure: Around New York”, ARTnews, Feb 22. “Untitled Body Parts” (review), Art in America, January.
Greenberger, Alex. “Untitled Body Parts” (review), ARTnews, Jan 22.
Zevitas, Steven. “16 Artists to Watch in 2016”, New American Painting, Feb 11.


Schwabsky, Barry. “Emily Mae Smith” (review). Artforum International, December. Griffin, Nora. “Emily Mae Smith” (review). Art in America, November.
“Emily Mae Smith” (review), The New Yorker. October 26.
“The top five New York art shows this week”, TimeOut New York, 21-27 September. Musteata, Natalie. “Critics’ Picks” (review),, September.
“Sex on Paper”, Kaleidoscope Magazine #25
“I Dropped the Lemon Tart” (review), Art in America, August.


Johnson, Ken. Art in Review, The New York Times, (review), June 27. p C24.Lee, Nathaniel. “Critics’ Picks” (review),, July 7.


Man on Fire, curated by Guy Ben-Ari. 1st ed. published by Meta Meta Meta LLC. New York, NY


Hutson, Laura. “Best of Nashville 2011: Arts, Music & Entertainment Writers’ Choice”, Nashville Scene, Oct 6.
Christy, Matt. “Neon Sigh- Nashville” (review), Art Papers Magazine. July/August issue. p 51.


Greenbaum, Ethan. “The Cement Garden at Marvelli Gallery” (review), The Highlights Mar.


Vogel, Carol. “Warhols of Tomorrow Are Dealers’ Quarry Today”, The New York Times, April 15. pp. A1-B9.