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Cauleen Smith essay, Carrie Schneider’s Grown-Ass Women: You Better Recognize




Upcoming Exhibition

Carrie Schneider, Abigail reading Angela Davis (An Autobiography, 1974), from the series Reading Women, 2012–2014. Chromogenic print, 36 x 30 inches. Image courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.




Carrie Schneider:
Reading Women

Aug 18 - Sept 9, 2018
Fri. Sept.7, 6-8pm: Reception
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About the Exhibition

This exhibition ushers in the 2018/2019 school year with work by CMU’s alumna Carrie Schneider. Reading Women, focuses on the power of reading, studying, and being absorbed by knowledge. In the artist’s words, this body of work “reveals a constellation of influences among my creative peers.” This project is a rhizomatic view of the thinkers who make up the intellectual capital of the artist’s community as well as being a meditation on the potency of representation. “It’s a man’s world,” after all, but this exhibition offers a way through that dilemma for women. The ideas in these books shape thought, and through shaping thought, these books help form the world—and in this case—it’s a world made only by women. Through repetition of the same elegant and matter-of-fact gesture, this exhibition also becomes a proposition: what would a world look like if we were all only reading women?

Carrie Schneider received her BHA from Carnegie Mellon University, and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, as a Fulbright Fellow. She has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Residency Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation NYC Film/Video Grant, and a Creative Capital Award. Exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; the California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Galería Alberto Sendros, Buenos Aires; santralistanbul, Istanbul; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; and the Changjiang Museum of Contemporary Art, China, among others.