Karinne Smith


curated by David Lisbon

inflateableworld.site/niche communities v 
composite digital collage
56.7 MB (59,477,569 bytes)


Pinkie II
date: 2021
medium: Collagen film, flesh clamps, found bees, falsies, silicone, hair ties, baby powder, glass beads, found photograph, tulle 
12’ x 9’ x 10’

AG 34 +35
medium: instagram video
461 MB (483,854,074 bytes)

inflatableworld.site is an in-depth exploration of a somewhat universal online experience. From time to time we stray from our intended digital tasks in search of something out of the ordinary. Maybe we’re looking for a new pair of shoes, or a replacement part for an old gadget. Unknowingly we stray across some line and into a grey area. Is this where people who build counterfeits congregate? Am I wandering into a “shop” section that includes exclusively cryptocurrency based transactions and missing serial numbers? We think in some ways these communities offer a more truthful peek into the reality of the internet.

Karinne Smith Karinne Smith is an artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She earned her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (2013) and her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University (2020). Karinne is a recipient of the Fannie B. Pardee Scholarship for excellence in sculpture (2019), and an alumnus of the Artist Collective Summer School at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London (2019). She has exhibited in Berkeley, New Haven, and London, Ontario and recently participated in The Wrong Biennale (2019-2020) with her interactive website Seekingchocolate.com.

David Lisbon was born in 1994 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is an independent curator, architect, and designer. He hopes to use all of these skills to help creatively tell the stories of artists who might otherwise be overlooked or pigeon-holed by contemporary instutions.

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Artist: Karinne Smith ︎
Curator: David Lisbon ︎

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