Her artwork is included in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Tate Modern, London, England; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, SF, CA.
She lives and works in Syracuse, New York. Weems is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Carrie Mae Weems was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1953. Through the use of image, text, film, and video, Weems has created a complex body of work that centers on her overarching commitment to helping us better understand our present moment by examining our collective past. As a result of this work, Weems has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships including the MacArthur “Genius” grant; US Department of State’s Medals of Arts; Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the National Endowment of the Arts; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among many others.