Carrie Mae Weems

Through photography, video, installation, and performance works, Carrie Mae Weems has created a complex body of art that investigates family relationships, gender roles, racism, classism, and politics. Although her work addresses a wide array of issues, her overarching commitment is to help us better understand our present by examining our collective past.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, including the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” grant, the W. E. B. DuBois Medal, and Anderson Ranch’s National Artist Award, and is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums, including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum.