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b. 1953, USA

Carrie Mae Weems Biography

Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture— both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.

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In a recent review of her retrospective, the New York Times, Holland Cotter wrote, "Ms. Weems is what she has always been, a superb image maker and a moral force, focused and irrepressible."

Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frist Center for Visual Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Prospect.3 New Orleans, and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, Spain.

Weems has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships including the prestigious Prix de Roma, The National Endowment of the Arts, the Alpert, the Anonymous was a Woman and the Tiffany Awards. In 2012, Weems was presented with one of the first US Department of State's Medals of Arts in recognition for her commitment to the State Department's Art in Embassies program.

In 2013, Weems received the MacArthur "Genius" grant as well as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2014, she received the BET Honors Visual Artist award, the Lucie Award for Fine Art photography and was one of 4 artists honored at the Guggenheim's International Gala.

She is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Weems has been represented by Jack Shainman Gallery since 2008. Her exhibitions with the gallery include Slow Fade to Black (2010), Signs Taken for Wonders (2009) curated by Isolde Brielmaier, Carrie Mae Weems: A Survey (2008) and The Whole World is Rotten (2005). Her most recent solo exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery ran from October 29 - December 10, 2016.

Exhibition view: Carrie Mae Weems, Over Time, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (23 January–29 February 2020). Courtesy Goodman Gallery.

Carrie Mae Weems Featured Artworks

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All the Boys (Profile 2) by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsAll the Boys (Profile 2), 2016Archival pigment print on gesso board diptych
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The Louvre by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsThe Louvre, 2006Digital c-print
73 x 61 x 2.5 inches (incl frame)
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The British Museum by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsThe British Museum, 2006–presentDigital c-print
50 1/4 x 50 inches
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Scenes & Takes (In the Carefully Construction Fusion) by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsScenes & Takes (In the Carefully Construction Fusion), 2016Laminated pigment print mounted on board, screen printed text on gesso board
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Scenes & Takes (The Bad and the Beautiful) by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsScenes & Takes (The Bad and the Beautiful), 2016Laminated pigment print mounted on board, screen printed text on gesso board
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Blue Notes (Claudia Lennear #1) by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsBlue Notes (Claudia Lennear #1), 2014Archival inkjet print with silkscreened colour blocks
99.1 x 78.7 x 5.1 cm (incl frame)
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Blue Notes by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsBlue Notes, 2014Archival inkjet print with silkscreened colour blocks
99.1 x 78.7 x 5.1 cm (incl frame)
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Color Real and Imagined by Carrie Mae Weems contemporary artwork
Carrie Mae WeemsColor Real and Imagined, 2014Archival pigment with silkscreened colour blocks
76.2 x 116.8 cm
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Carrie Mae Weems Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems, Over Time at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
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23 January–29 February 2020 Carrie Mae Weems Over Time Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine at Goodman Gallery, London
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3 October–2 November 2019 Group Exhibition I’ve grown roses in this garden of mine Goodman Gallery, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems, Over Time at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
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7 September–5 October 2019 Carrie Mae Weems Over Time Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Carrie Mae Weems In Related Press

The Striking Election-Season Billboards That Are Also Art Related Press The Striking Election-Season Billboards That Are Also Art 8 October 2018, Vanity Fair

The billboards going up around the country this week will have a familiar message for this midterm election: Vote. But featuring images of protests and reminders of the 2016 election, produced by some of the country's best-known artists, the billboards—one for each of the 50 states—will look nothing like your average political...

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