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Oral history interview with Alexis Smith

Creator:
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Names:
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Honor Fraser Gallery  Search this
Margo Leavin Gallery  Search this
Mizuno Gallery  Search this
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine -- Students  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles -- Faculty  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Burden, Barbara  Search this
Burden, Chris, 1946-  Search this
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Grieger, Scott  Search this
Howard, Coy  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Krull, Craig  Search this
Moses, Avilda  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen, 1944-  Search this
Sedivy, Richard  Search this
Solomon, Jerry  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording: 5 sound files (3 hr., 11 min.), digital, wav)
84 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- description and travel
Date:
2014 January 24-April 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Alexis Smith conducted 2014 January 24 and April 14, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art at Smith's studio, in Venice, California.
Ms. Smith discusses growing up in Southern California and her early years living with her parents on the grounds of Metropolitan State Hospital, a mental institution in Norwalk, California; her mother's death when Ms. Smith was 11; the family's time in Whittier and Palm Springs and being raised as an only child by her father; her early interest in French studies and travel to France as a student; her interest in studying art beginning with a John Coplans class at UC Irvine; her time at at UC Irvine in the early days of the university and her growing attraction to the life of an artist; the origin of her name Alexis Smith; and the encouragement of her fellow artists to continue pursuing her cut-up collages from literature, photos, magazines, and Hollywood ephemera. Ms. Smith also describes her time with her artist women's group in the 70s; her husband Scott Grieger; working for Frank Gehry; her showing with the Nicholas Wilder Gallery; her relationship with Chris Burden and her time with him during his period of performance pieces in the 70s; the Riko Mizuno Gallery; her work with terrazzo and its use for installations at the LA Convention Center, Ohio State University, and other installations; the appropriation of text and the assistance of Jerry Solomon utilizing custom frames in her artwork; the impact of women from history, media and literature on her art; her relationship with Coy Howard; the Holly Solomon Gallery; her Jane series; her On the Road series; her installation Snake Path at UC San Diego; her piece for SITE Santa Fe Red Carpet; teaching at UCLA; her installation of the piece Scarlet Letter at Las Vegas Central Library and its subsequent removal; her associations with Margo Leavin Gallery and Honor Fraser gallery; and the loss of her long-time studio space and the challenges of storing her artwork. Ms. Smith also recalls Judy Chicago, Robert Irwin, Vija Celmins, Larry Bell, Barbara Burden, Richard Sedivy, Avilda Moses, Craig Krull, and Allen Ruppersberg among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Alexis Smith (1949- ) is a collage, multimedia, and installation artist in Los Angeles, California. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer from Beverly Hills, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 11 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.smith14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith14

Mel Alexenberg papers

Creator:
Alexenberg, Melvin L.  Search this
Extent:
1.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-1980
Scope and Contents:
The papers of artist and art educator Mel Alexenberg measure 1.8 linear feet and date from circa 1950-1980. Included are correspondence, project files, sketches, notes, printed material and slides of works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Mel Alexenberg (1937- ) is an artist and art educator in New York, New York and Ra'anana, Israel.
Provenance:
Donated 2018 by Mel Alexenberg.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- Israel  Search this
Art teachers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- Israel  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.alexemel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alexemel

Oral history interview with Alexis Smith, 2014 January 24-April 14

Interviewee:
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Larry  Search this
Burden, Barbara  Search this
Burden, Chris  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Grieger, Scott  Search this
Howard, Coy  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Krull, Craig  Search this
Moses, Avilda  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen  Search this
Sedivy, Richard  Search this
Solomon, Jerry  Search this
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Honor Fraser Gallery  Search this
Margo Leavin Gallery  Search this
Mizuno Gallery  Search this
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- description and travel
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16169
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366489
AAA_collcode_smith14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366489

Curatorial Records, 2005-2017

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
Mansfield, Michael P  Search this
Type:
Electronic mail
Collection descriptions
Electronic records
Date:
2005
2005-2017
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 17-325
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 12/18/2006 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1930-2017 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_390812

Mel Alexenberg papers, circa 1950-1980

Creator:
Alexenberg, M. (Melvin), 1937-  Search this
Topic:
Jewish artists  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17602
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396549
AAA_collcode_alexemel
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_396549

Sondra Perry : typhoon coming on / [foreword, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yana Peel]

Title:
Typhoon coming on
Artist:
Perry, Sondra 1986-  Search this
Writer of foreward:
Obrist, Hans Ulrich  Search this
Peel, Yana  Search this
Publisher:
Serpentine Gallery  Search this
Host institution:
Serpentine Sackler Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Perry, Sondra 1986-  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2018
21st century
Topic:
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6537.P4223 A4 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095284

Aaron Garber-Maikovska: being one and then sum

Title:
Being one and then sum
Artist:
Garber-Maikovska, Aaron 1978-  Search this
Subject:
Garber-Maikovska, Aaron 1978-  Search this
Physical description:
148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2014
21st century
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083766

Codex : en rekonstruktion av Ann-Sofi Sidén : från stadens stenar till skampallen = from the city stones to the seat of shame

Title:
Från stadens stenar till skampallen
From the city stones to the seat of shame
Actor:
Sidén, Ann-Sofi 1962-  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Lind, Maria 1966-  Search this
Host institution:
Kalmar slott (Kalmar, Sweden)  Search this
Publisher:
Riksutställningar (Sweden)  Search this
Subject:
Sidén, Ann-Sofi 1962- Codex  Search this
Sidén, Ann-Sofi 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
46 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Sweden
Kalmar
Date:
1999
Topic:
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Punishment in art  Search this
Women in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1024130

Anastasia Khoroshilova : Starie Novosti = Old news / texts by Vasili Tsereteli and Jeanette Zwingenberger

Title:
Starie Novosti
Old news
Author:
Khoroshilova, Anastasiia  Search this
TSereteli, Vasiliĭ  Search this
Zwingenberger, Jeanette  Search this
Biennale di Venezia (54th : 2011 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Khoroshilova, Anastasiia  Search this
Physical description:
69 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Portraits
Place:
Russia (Federation)
Beslan
Date:
2011
[2011]
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Victims of terrorism  Search this
Hostages  Search this
Mothers  Search this
Collective memory  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_995298

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