Carrie Mae Weems

Graduate Seminar I, Studio Practice I


Carrie Mae Weems is an American artist who uses photography, text, fabric, installation and video to investigate family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and power struggles. Weems has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships including the Prix de Roma; The National Endowment of the Arts; the Alpert; the Anonymous was a Woman; and the Tiffany Awards. In 2013, she received the MacArthur “Genius” grant as well as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also since received the BET Honors Visual Artist award; the Lucie Award for Fine Art photography; the ICP Spotlights Award from the International Center of Photography; the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University; the Distinguished Feminist Award from the College Arts Association; and the National Artist Award from Anderson Ranch. Her work is included in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.