Carrie Mae Weems's Biography
Carrie Mae Weems is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Weems was born in 1953 in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the Black artistic Renaissance, which was a movement that sought to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of African-Americans in the arts. Weems' work is deeply rooted in her commitment to exploring the complexities of African-American identity, culture, and history. Her photography and video work is characterized by her use of found images and text to create powerful, thought-provoking narratives that explore the African-American experience. Weems has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums around the world, including the Richard Gray Gallery in New York City, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has also been awarded numerous distinctions and honors, including a MacArthur Genius Grant and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography.