Susanne Hilberry Gallery

Carrie Mae Weems

(American, born 1953)

for rosa, for daisy; from “may days long forgotten" by carrie mae weems

Carrie Mae Weems

For Rosa, For Daisy; from “May Days Long Forgotten", 2002

Price on Request



Born in Portland, Oregon
BA, California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
1984 - 1987
Graduate Program in Folklore, Univ. of California Berkeley, CA
MFA, University of California San Diego, CA
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award
Honorary Degree, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Artist in Residence, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Artist in Residence, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant in Photography (Pilot Program)
Commission for New Work, Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA


Subject and Witness, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, NY
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (solo)
Slow Fade to Black, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago (solo)
Carrie Mae Weems: 3 Decades of Photography and Video, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Traveling to: Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Sanford University,; Guggenheim Museum, New York, Curated by Katie Delmez. (Catalogue; texts by David Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Franklin Sirmans, Deborah Willis, and Katie Delmez) (solo)
POP Goes the Easel: Pop Art and its Progeny, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
2012 - 2013
This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois, Traveling to: Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Massachusetts, 2012 and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis , 2013. (Catalogue)
Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Brown Foundation Gallery, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Blues for Smoke, organized by Bennett Simpson and presented at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Traveling to: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, (Catalogue)
28 Days, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
La Triennale: Intense Proximitè, Palais de Tokyo. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, Claire Staebler, Emilie Renard, Melanie Bouteloup and Abdellah Karroum.
Maddening Crowd, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas (solo)

Public Collections

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Whitney Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Weaver A. M. “Carry Mae Weems”, Artvoices Magazine, April/May, 2012, pp.51-57
Martin, Courtney J. “Critic’s Picks: Carrie Mae Weems”, Friday August 1st
Cotter, Holland “Art in Review” The New York Times, July 25
Perree, Rob “Reviews” Magazine No. 4 2008 page 86
2007 - 2008
Maddox, David.The Louisiana Project, From Here I Saw What Happened. Number, fall/winter 2007/2008 No. 60
Kaplan, Cheryl. The Screen Test: The Films of Carrie Mae Weems. Harvard University, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute, October