Charles Ray

Amer­i­can visual artist

Charles Ray:  Sculp­ture, 1997–2014 runs May 15 through Octo­ber 4, 2015

Charles Ray. School Play, 2014. © Charles Ray, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

Charles Ray. School Play, 2014. © Charles Ray, Cour­tesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

On tech­ni­cal and for­mal lev­els, Ray has been redefin­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of con­tem­po­rary sculp­tural prac­tice since the early 1980s. Ray’s recent, pio­neer­ing use of solid, machined alu­minum and stain­less steel is entirely new to the his­tory of art.

Art Insti­tute of Chicago website


Links to Exter­nal Websites

Charles Ray Sculp­ture
Work, biog­ra­phy, bib­li­og­ra­phy of works by and about the author includ­ing exhi­bi­tion cat­a­logs and reviews

Matthew Marks Gallery:  Charles Ray
Biog­ra­phy, list of exhi­bi­tions, exhi­bi­tion cat­a­logs, and a bibliography


UCLA Depart­ment of Art Fac­ulty:  Charles Ray

Museum of Mod­ern Art:  Col­lec­tion:  Charles Ray, Fam­ily Romance
Image of work, excerpt from audio program 

UW Libraries Resources (in order chrono­log­i­cally from newest to oldest)

  • Charles Ray : sculp­ture 1997–2014
    Ray, Charles
    Ost­fildern, Ger­many : Hatje Cantz Ver­lag, 2014
    Art Library NB237.R35 A4 2014
  • Four hon­est out­laws : Sala, Ray, Mar­i­oni, Gor­don
    Fried, Michael
    New Haven : Yale Uni­ver­sity Press, 2011
    Art Library N6490.4 .F75 2011 (text plus DVD)
  • Charles Ray
    Ray, Charles
    New York : Matthew Marks Gallery, 2009
    Art Library NB237.R35 A4 2009
  • Beg bor­row and steal: Rubell Fam­ily Col­lec­tion
    Roselione-Valadez, Juan
    Miami : Rubell Fam­ily Col­lec­tion, 2009
    Art Library N6494.A66 R83 2009
  • The artist’s body
    Warr, Tracey
    Lon­don : Phaidon, 2000
    Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N6494.B63 A773 2000
  • Mod­ern con­tem­po­rary : art at MoMA since 1980
    Museum of Mod­ern Art
    New York, NY : Museum of Mod­ern Art : Dis­trib­uted by H.N. Abrams, 2000
    Art Library N6487.N4 M87 2000
  • Regard­ing beauty : a view of the late twen­ti­eth cen­tury
    Benezra, Neal David
    Wash­ing­ton, D.C. : Hir­sh­horn Museum and Sculp­ture Gar­den, Smith­son­ian Insti­tu­tion, 1999
    Art Library N6487.W3 H5724 1999
  • Con­tem­po­rary art in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia
    John­stone, Mark
    Syd­ney, Aus­tralia : Crafts­man House : G+B Arts Inter­na­tional, 1999
    Art Library and Ode­gaard Under­grad­u­ate Library N6530.C2 J648 1999
  • Charles Ray
    Ray, Charles
    Los Ange­les : Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, 1998
    Suz­za­llo and Allen Libraries Folios N6537.R29 A4 1998
  • Con­tem­po­rary Sculp­ture. Projects in Münster, 1997
    Buss­man, Klaus
    Ostfildern-Ruit : Ver­lag Gerd Hatje ; New York : Dis­trib­uted Art Pub­lish­ers dis­trib­u­tor, 1997
    Art Library NB198 .S554 1997
  • Dis­tem­per : dis­so­nant themes in the art of the 1990’s
    Benezra, Neal David
    Wash­ing­ton, D.C. : Hir­sh­horn Museum and Sculp­ture Gar­den, Smith­son­ian Insti­tu­tion, 1996
    Art Library and UW Both­ell Library N6487.W3 H572 1996
  • The mas­cu­line mas­quer­ade : mas­culin­ity and rep­re­sen­ta­tion
    Stroud, Mar­ion Boul­ton
    Cam­bridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002
     Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N8251.T4 S77 2002
  • Com­mit­ted to the image : con­tem­po­rary black pho­tog­ra­phers
    Per­chuck, Andrew
    The mas­cu­line mas­quer­ade : mas­culin­ity and rep­re­sen­ta­tion, 1995
    Art Library Desk and UW Both­ell Library N8222.M38 M38 1995
  • Silent & vio­lent : selected artists’ edi­tions
    Noever, Peter
    Vienna : MAK, Aus­trian Museum of Applied Arts ; Zurich ; New York : Par­kett, 1995
    UW Both­ell Library N8257 .S55 1995
  • Face-off : the por­trait in recent art
    Feld­man, Melissa E.
    Philadel­phia, Pa. : Insti­tute of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia, 1994
    Art Library N7592.6 .F35 1994
  • Hel­ter skel­ter : L.A. art in the 1990s
    Schim­mel, Paul
    Los Ange­les : Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, 1992
    Art Library NX511.L67 H45 1992

Carrie Mae Weems

Amer­i­can visual artist

Car­rie Mae Weems:  Three Decades of Pho­tog­ra­phy and Video runs through May 14, 2014 at the Guggen­heim Museum in New York City


Car­rie Mae Weems is a socially moti­vated artist whose works invite con­tem­pla­tion of race, gen­der, and class. Increas­ingly, she has broad­ened her view to include global
strug­gles for equal­ity and justice.

Guggen­heim Museum website

Car­rie Mae Weems, Unti­tled (Woman play­ing soli­taire) (from Kitchen Table Series), 1990. Gelatin sil­ver print, 27 1/4 x 27 1/4 in.
Col­lec­tion of Liz and Eric Lefkof­sky, Promised gift to The Art Insti­tute of Chicago. © Car­rie Mae Weems. Photo: © The Art Insti­tute of Chicago

Links to Exter­nal Websites

Car­rie Mae Weems
Time­line, work, biog­ra­phy, pub­li­ca­tions, news and infor­ma­tion, press

PBS Art 21:  Car­rie Mae Weems
Biog­ra­phy, and video from Art21 seg­ment:  “Compassion”

Jack Shaiman Gallery:  Car­rie Mae Weems
Biog­ra­phy, bib­li­og­ra­phy, video, exhi­bi­tions, press, and news


UW Libraries Resources (in order chrono­log­i­cally from newest to oldest)

  • Out [o] fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phy: embrac­ing beauty
    Willis, Deb­o­rah
    Seat­tle : Henry Art Gallery, Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, in asso­ci­a­tion with Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton Press, 2013
    Art Library TR679.W54 2013
  • Hold it against me : dif­fi­culty and emo­tion in con­tem­po­rary art
    Doyle, Jen­nifer
    Durham:  Duke Uni­ver­sity Press, 2013
    Art Library NX650.E46 D698 2013
  • African pho­tog­ra­phy from the Walther Col­lec­tion : dis­tance and desire : encoun­ters with the African archive
    Garb, Tamar, ed.
    Göttingen, Ger­many: Steidl; New York: Walther Col­lec­tion, 2013
    Art Library TR681.A33 A37X 2013
  • Car­rie Mae Weems: three decades of pho­tog­ra­phy and video
    Delmez, Kather­ine E.
    Nashville, TN: Frist Cen­ter for the Visual Arts; New Haven: In asso­ci­a­tion with Yale Uni­ver­sity Press, 2012
    Art Library TR647.W383 2012
  • The Black female body in Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture and art: per­form­ing iden­tity
    Brown, Car­olyn A.
    New York: Rout­ledge, 2012
    UW Tacoma Library PS153.N5 B669 2012
  • It is almost that: a col­lec­tion of image+text work by women artists & writ­ers
    Los Ange­les: Siglio; New York: Dis­trib­uted through D.A.P./Distributed Art Pub­lish­ers, 2011
    UW Bothell/CCC Library and UW Tacoma Library PN56.V54 I8 2011
  • Vio­lence, visual cul­ture, and the black male body
    Jack­son, Cas­san­dra
    New York: Rout­ledge, 2011
    UW Bothell/CCC Library and UW Tacoma Library NX652.A37 J33 2011
  • Black­ness and dis­abil­ity : crit­i­cal exam­i­na­tions and cul­tural inter­ven­tions
    Bell, Christo­pher M.
    East Lans­ing: Michi­gan State Uni­ver­sity Press, 2011
    UW Bothell/CCC Library HV1569.3.M55 B45 2011
  • Art21:  Sea­son five art in the twenty-first cen­tury
    New York: Art21 Inc.; Alexan­dria, Va.: Dis­trib­uted by PBS Dis­tri­b­u­tion, 2009
    Suz­za­llo and Allen Libraries Media Cen­ter DVD PBS 049
  • Art 21: art in the twenty-first cen­tury 5
    Sollins, Susan
    New York: Art21, Inc., 2009
    Art Library N6512.7 .A765 2009 
  • Color chart: rein­vent­ing color, 1950 to today
    Temkin, Ann
    New York, NY: Museum of Mod­ern Art, 2008
    Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N7432.7.T46 2008
  • A cen­tury of African Amer­i­can art: the Paul R. Jones col­lec­tion
    Amaki, Amalia K.
    Newark, Del.: Uni­ver­sity Museum, Uni­ver­sity of Delaware; New Brunswick, N.J.: Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity Press, 2004
    Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N6538.N5 C45 2004
  • Fam­ily ties: a con­tem­po­rary per­spec­tive
    Fair­brother, Trevor J.
    Salem, Mass.: Peabody Essex Museum in asso­ci­a­tion with Mar­quand Books , 2003
    UW Tacoma Library N8217.F27 F35 2003
  • New mate­r­ial as new media: the Fab­ric Work­shop and Museum
    Stroud, Mar­ion Boul­ton
    Cam­bridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002
     Art Library and UW Tacoma Library N8251.T4 S77 2002
  • Com­mit­ted to the image : con­tem­po­rary black pho­tog­ra­phers
    Mill­stein, Bar­bara Head
    Brook­lyn, N.Y.: Brook­lyn Museum of Art in asso­ci­a­tion with Mer­rell, 2001
    Art Library and UW Tacoma Library TR645.N532 B7 2001
  • Car­rie Mae Weems:  the Hamp­ton Project
    Pat­ter­son, Vivian
    New York: Aper­ture; Williamstown, Mass.: Williams Col­lege Museum of Art , 2000
    Art Library and UW Tacoma Library TR647 .W383 2000
  • Mod­ern con­tem­po­rary: art at MoMA since 1980
    Museum of Mod­ern Art
    New York, NY: Museum of Mod­ern Art: Dis­trib­uted by H.N. Abrams, 2000
    Art Library N6487.N4 M87 2000
  • Car­rie Mae Weems:  recent work, 1992–1998
    iche, Thomas
    New York: George Braziller; Syra­cuse, N.Y.: In Asso­ci­a­tion with Ever­son Museum of Art, 1998
    Art Library TR647.W382 1998
  • Defin­ing eye: women pho­tog­ra­phers of the 20th cen­tury: selec­tions from the Helen Korn­blum col­lec­tion
    Lahs-Gonzales, Olivia
    St. Louis, MO: Saint Louis Art Museum, 1997
    Art Library and UW Bothell/CCC Library TR645.S822 S255 1997
  • Bear­ing wit­ness: con­tem­po­rary works by African Amer­i­can women artists
    Robin­son, Jont­lyle Theresa
    New York: Spel­man Col­lege and Riz­zoli Inter­na­tional Pub­li­ca­tions, 1996
    Art Library, UW Tacoma Library, UW Bothell/CCC Library N6538.N5 B43 1996)
  • Pic­tur­ing the South: 1860 to the present: pho­tog­ra­phers and writ­ers
    Bald­win, William P.
    Atlanta: High Museum of Art; San Fran­cisco, CA : Chron­i­cle Books. 1996
    Art Library and UW Bothell/CCC Library F215 .P56 1996
  • Con­jure women
    Roy­als, Deme­tria B.
    New York, NY: Women Make Movies, 1995
    Suz­za­llo and Allen Libraries Media Cen­ter VHS WMM 031
  • Black male: rep­re­sen­ta­tions of mas­culin­ity in con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can art
    Golden, Themla
    New York:  Whit­ney Museum of Amer­i­can Art: Dis­trib­uted by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1994
    Art Library, UW Bothell/CCC Library, and Ode­gaard Under­grad­u­ate Library NX652.A37 G65 1994
  • Car­rie Mae Weems
    Kirsh, Andrea
    Wash­ing­ton, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1993
    Art Library TR647.W388 K57 1993
  • Behind the scenes with Car­rie Mae Weems
    Jil­lette, Penn
    New York: First Run Fea­tures, 1992
    UW Bothell/CCC Library Media VHS BOT-1797


Martin Creed

British visual artist and musician

The Mar­tin Creed ret­ro­spec­tive, “What’s the Point of It?” runs through April 27, 2014 at the South­bank Center’s Hay­ward Gallery in London.

LARRY_QUALLS_10312609389Mar­tin Creed.  Work No. 406: Balls, 2005.  © 2005 Mar­tin Creed.  Photo: Larry Qualls.

Creed’s work plays on def­i­n­i­tions of art and cap­tures the pub­lic imag­i­na­tion while also attract­ing crit­i­cal acclaim for its thought­ful, acces­si­ble approach. His art puts ideas out into the world in a vari­ety of mate­ri­als; he uses sim­ple things such as planks of wood, stacks of chairs, and pieces of crum­pled paper; some pro­fes­sional mate­ri­als such as acrylic paint and neon; and some more unusual live com­po­nents such as run­ners, bal­let dancers, musi­cians, and dogs. He has made sculp­tures, instal­la­tions, paint­ings, draw­ings, videos, songs, events, live per­for­mances, and one ballet.

Fiona Bradley. “Creed, Mar­tin.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford Uni­ver­sity Press. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. <>.


Links to Exter­nal Web Sites

Hay­ward Gallery Ret­ro­spec­tive web site
Biog­ra­phy, images, events, etc.

Mar­tin Creed Artist web site
Biog­ra­phy, works, exhi­bi­tions, shop

Hauser & Wirth:  Mar­tin Creed
Biog­ra­phy, exhi­bi­tions, bib­li­og­ra­phy, images, selected publications

Tate:  Mar­tin Creed
Biog­ra­phy, images,  brief bibliography


UW Libraries Resources (in order chrono­log­i­cally from newest to oldest)

  • 100 works of art that will define our age
    Grovier, Kelly
    New York, New York : Thames & Hud­son, 2013
    Suz­za­llo Allen Libraries Stacks N6490 .G7245 2013
  • Art and Text
    Selby, Aimee
    Lon­don : Black Dog, 2009
    Both­ell Library NX650.L35 A78 2009
  • No. 1 : first works by 362 artists
    Richer, Francesca
    New York : D.A.P./Distributed Art Pub­lish­ers, 2005
    Tacoma Library Stacks N6486 .N6 2005
  • Expérience de la durée : Bien­nale de Lyon 2005
    Paris : Paris musées, 2005
    Art Library Stacks N6496.3.F7 L934 2005
  • Art Now
    Grosenick, Uta
    Köln ; Lon­don : Taschen, 2005
    Ode­gaard Under­grad­u­ate Library Stacks N6497 .A78 2005
  • Tempo
    Herken­hoff, Paulo
    New York : Museum of Mod­ern Art, 2002
    Art Library Stacks N8253.T5 H47 2002
  • Extra art : a sur­vey of artists’ ephemera, 1960–1999
    Perez, Pilar
    Santa Mon­ica : Smart Art Press, 2001
    Art Library Stacks NC1280 .E98 2001
  • Noth­ing
    Gussin, Gra­ham
    Lon­don : August ; Sun­der­land : North­ern Gallery for Con­tem­po­rary Art, 2001
    Art Library Stacks N6486 .N68 2001
  • Intel­li­gence : new British art 2000
    But­ton, Vir­ginia
    Lon­don : Tate Gallery, 2000
    Art Library Stacks N6768 .I58 2000
  • Cream : con­tem­po­rary art in cul­ture
    Lon­don :  Phaidon, 1998
    Ode­gaard Under­grad­u­ate Library Stacks N6490 .C726 1998 and Suz­za­llo Allen
    Libraries Folios N6490 .C726 1998

Isa Genzken

Ger­man sculp­tor, pho­tog­ra­pher, film maker, video artist and collagist

“Isa Gen­zken: Ret­ro­spec­tive” is cur­rently on view at the Museum of Mod­ern Art in New York through March 10, 2014.

isagenzkenbildIsa Gen­zken. Bild (Paint­ing). 1989. Gift of Susan and Leonard Fein­stein and an anony­mous donor. The Museum of Mod­ern Art, New York. © 2012 Isa Gen­zken. Photo © 2012 The Museum of Mod­ern Art, New York. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar

“Isa Genzken’s totemic sculp­tures, colour­ful mir­rored pan­els and lac­quered paint­ings artic­u­late the artist’s mys­te­ri­ous method. Har­vest­ing, fus­ing and re-constructing ref­er­ences from myr­iad sources, she takes an anything-goes approach to the mate­ri­als she uses to con­vey mul­ti­ple mean­ings in unex­pected ways.”

from the Saatchi Gallery’s artist profile.

Links to Exter­nal Web­sites

Museum of Mod­ern Art Ret­ro­spec­tive Exhi­bi­tion site
Works in the exhi­bi­tion, chronol­ogy, inter­views, etc.

Saatchi Gallery Artist Pro­file
Biog­ra­phy, exhi­bi­tions list, selected images

Hauser & Wirth:  Isa Gen­zen
Biog­ra­phy, bib­li­og­ra­phy, images, press, selected exhibitions

David Zwirner:  Isa Gen­zen
Selected works, biog­ra­phy, pub­li­ca­tions, past exhi­bi­tions at David Zwirner, press


UW Libraries Resources (in order chrono­log­i­cally from newest to oldest)

  • Isa Gen­zken:  ret­ro­spec­tive
    Bre­itwieser, Sabine
    New York : The Museum of Mod­ern Art in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Chicago, Dal­las Museum of Art
    Art Library Stacks N6888.G46 A4 2013
  • Per­mis­sion to laugh : humor and pol­i­tics in con­tem­po­rary Ger­man art
    Williams, Gre­gory H.
    Chicago ; Lon­don : Uni­ver­sity of Chicago Press
    Art Library Stacks N6868 .W49 2012
  • Fresh widow : the win­dow in art since Matisse and Duchamp
    Müller-Schareck, Maria
    Düsseldorf : Kun­st­samm­lung Nordrhein-Westfalen ; Ost­fildern : Hatje Cantz
    Art Library Stacks N8261.W56 F74 2012
  • Isa Gen­zken : open, sesame!
    Gen­zken, Isa
    Lon­don : Koenig Books ; Cologne : Museum Lud­wig ; Lon­don : Whitechapel Gallery ; New York, N.Y. : out­side Europe, D.A.P./Distributed Art Pub­lish­ers
    Art Library Stacks NB588.G454 A4 2009
  • 50 women artists you should know
    Wei­de­mann, Chris­tiane
    Munich ; Lon­don ; New York : Pres­tel
    Ode­gaard Under­grad­u­ate Library Stacks and Tacoma Library Stacks N8354 .W45 2008
  • Sculp­ture projects Muen­ster 07
    Franzen, Brigitte
    Köln : W. König
    Art Library Stacks NB586.M88 S32 2007
  • Unmon­u­men­tal : the object in the 21st cen­tury
    Flood, Richard
    Lon­don ; New York : Phaidon in asso­ci­a­tion with New Museum
    Art Library Stacks NB198.6 .U56 2007
  • The uncer­tainty of objects and ideas : recent sculp­ture
    Elle­good, Anne
    Wash­ing­ton, D.C. : Hir­sh­horn Museum and Sculp­ture Gar­den, Smith­son­ian Insti­tu­tion
    Art Library Stacks NB212.7 .U53 2006
  • 54th Carnegie inter­na­tional
    Hopt­man, Laura J.
    Pitts­burgh, Pa. : Carnegie Museum of Art
    Art Library Stacks N6487.P57 C373 2004
  • Hav­ing been said:  writ­ings and inter­views of Lawrence Weiner, 1968–2003
    “Inter­view / Isa Gen­zken“
    Fiet­zek, Gerti
    Ost­fildern : Hatje Cantz
    UW Bothell/CCC Library 3rd Floor Stacks N6537.W35 H38 2004
  • Bienal : 7. Ulus­lararasi İstanbul Bien­ali = 7th inter­na­tional İstanbul Bien­nal : Sep­tem­ber 22 Eylül — Novem­ber 17 Kasim 2001
    Istan­bul : Istan­bul Foun­da­tion for Cul­ture and Arts
    Art Library Stacks N6488.T9 I78 2001
  • Women artists in the 20th and 21st cen­tury
    Grosenick, Uta
    Köln ; New York : Taschen
    Art Library Stacks N8354 .W653 2001
  • Con­tem­po­rary Sculp­ture. Projects in Münster, 1997
    Buss­man, Klaus
    Ostfildern-Ruit : Ver­lag Gerd Hatje ; New York : Dis­trib­uted Art Pub­lish­ers dis­trib­u­tor
    Art Library Stacks NB198 .S554 1997
  • Isa Gen­zken : Renais­sance Soci­ety Gallery at the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, Mai/Juni 1992, Por­tikus Frank­furt am Main, November/Dezember 1992, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brux­elles, Februar/April 1993, Städtische Galerie im Lenbach­haus, München, Mai/Juni 1993.
    Gen­zken, Isa
    Köln : Ver­lag der Buch­hand­lung Walther König
    Art Library Stacks NB588.G454 A4 1992