Yvette Kaiser Smith
Yvette Kaiser Smith uses sequences from the numbers pi and e, grids, and repetition of simple geometric shapes as tools in devising systems for mapping and visualizing numerical values by which she creates wall-based geometric abstractions. Currently a resident of Chicago, Yvette was born in Communist occupied Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1958, and immigrated with family to Dallas, Texas in 1969. Her 1990 BFA from Southern Methodist University focused on sculpture and photography. Since receiving an MFA in Sculpture from University of Chicago in 1994, Yvette has exhibited extensively at regional museums, art centers, and university galleries throughout the United States. Exhibitions abroad include U.S. Embassies in Moscow, Ankara, and Abuja; National Art Museum of China in Beijing; alternative galleries in London, Rome, Berlin, Jena Germany, and Veliko Turnovo Bulgaria; also Bridges Mathematical Art Exhibitions in Linz, Austria and Stockholm, Sweden. In 2005 she began working with art consulting firms, galleries, and individual clients to create site-specific commissions which include Facebook Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, San Diego Manchester Hyatt, Eaton Corporation in Cleveland, and Rosewood Hotel Adu Dhabi. Past residencies include Ragdale in Lake Forest, Illinois and ARV.International in Vishovgrad, Bulgaria.