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


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