Selected Works

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Bell to Ring), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
Scenes & Takes (Director's Cut), 2016
Laminated pigment print mounted on board, screen printed text on gesso board

Carrie Mae Weems
Scenes & Takes (The Bad and the Beautiful), 2016
Laminated pigment print mounted on board, screen printed text on gesso board

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Song to Sing) , 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Little Black Magic), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Hammer), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (And a Sickle), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Dagger), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Precise Moment in Time), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (An Informational System), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Hot Spot In A Corrupt World), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Cool Drink of Water), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (An Armed Man), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Veiled Woman), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (A Hot Day), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (Some Theory), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
And 22 Million Very Tired and Very Angry People (By Any Means Necessary), 1991
Polaroid Print

Carrie Mae Weems
Mourning, 2008
Archival pigment print
Frame: 154.9 x 129.5 cm
Carrie Mae Weems
Mourning, 2008
Archival pigment print
Frame: 154.9 x 129.5 cm
Carrie Mae Weems
The Assassination of Medgar, Malcolm and Martin, 2008
Archival pigment print

Carrie Mae Weems
A Class Ponders the Future, 2008
Archival pigment print

Carrie Mae Weems
As Fate Would Have It, 2008
Archival pigment print

Carrie Mae Weems
The First Major Blow, 2008
Archival pigment print

Carrie Mae Weems
The British Museum, 2006-present
Digital c-print

Carrie Mae Weems
The Louvre, 2006
Digital c-print

Carrie Mae Weems
The Tate Modern, 2006 - present
Digital C-print

Carrie Mae Weems
All the Boys (Profile 1), 2016
Archival pigment print mounted on gesso board

Carrie Mae Weems
All the Boys (Blocked 1), 2016
Archival pigment print and silkscreened panel mounted on gesso board diptych

Carrie Mae Weems
All the Boys (Blocked 3), 2016
Archival pigment print and silkscreened panel mounted on gesso board diptych

Carrie Mae Weems
Color Real and Imagined, 2014
Archival pigment with silkscreened color blocks

Carrie Mae Weems
Blue Notes, 2014
Archival inkjet print with silkscreened color blocks

Carrie Mae Weems
Blue Notes (Claudia Lennear #1), 2014
Archival inkjet print with silkscreened color blocks

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Slow Fade to Black, Set II, 2009-10
Inkjet on paper (a group of 17 images)

Carrie Mae Weems
Mahalia, 2010
inkjet on paper

Biography

Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Using photography, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation and video, Weems compels viewers to actively consider how the world is structured, bringing to light systems of oppression and inequality. 

Weems is the recipient of prestigious awards, grants and fellowships, including the BET Honors Visual Artist award, the Lucie Award for Fine Art photography, the MacArthur “Genius” grant, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Prix de Roma, among others. 

She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frist Center for Visual Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Prospect.3 New Orleans, and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, Spain. She is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

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