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