Carrie Mae Weems
- Carrie Mae Weems
Friday, April 12, 2002
Slide Lecture by the Artist
Reception for the Artists
About the Exhibition
The San Diego presentation of Ritual & Revolution is organized by Tina Yapelli, director of the University Art Gallery, in cooperation with P•P•O•W, New York and Pamela Vander Zwan, the artist's assistant. The exhibition is sponsored by the San Diego State University Art Council, a community support group of the School of Art, Design and Art History. Additional funding is provided by the School of Art, Design and Art History; the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts; and the fund for Instructionally Related Activities. The Women's Studies Scholarship Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems is organized in cooperation with Kathleen B. Jones, professor of Women's Studies, and is sponsored by the Deborah Carstens/Jackie Wertz Fund of the Department of Women's Studies; the College of Arts and Letters; and the fund for Instructionally Related Activities.
About the artist
Carrie Mae Weems was born in 1953 in Portland, Oregon. In 1981 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, and she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1984 from the University of California at San Diego. She also studied in the graduate program in folklore at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984 to 1987. Since the 1980s Weems's artwork has been included in solo and group exhibitions in Senegal, South Africa, England, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Korea, Canada and the United States. In addition, her work is held in the collections of several major museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. Carrie Mae Weems is represented by P•P•O•W in New York. She currently lives and works in Syracuse, New York.
The Women's Studies Scholarship Lecture
The Department of Women's Studies will award the Betty Nesvold and Andrea O'Donnell Memorial Scholarshiips. Recipient of the Hellen Hawkins Memorial Graduate Student Sistership and Don Pedersdotter Scholarships also will be recognized. A catalogue of the exhibiion will be available for sale at the Gallery.