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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