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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, Sep 7 6–7pm: Autumn House Press Reading featuring
Adriana Ramirez, Sherrie Flick, Judith Vollmer, and Toi Derricotte
Reception: 7–8pm
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Reading list and additional programming + events to be announced soon!

About the Exhibition

Work by CMU alumna Carrie Schneider ushers in the 2018/19 academic year. The exhibition, Reading Women, explores the power of reading, studying, and being absorbed by knowledge. In the artist’s words, the work “reveals a constellation of influences among my creative peers.” This series is a rhizomatic view of  thinkers who contribute to the intellectual capital of the artist’s community. “It’s a man’s world,” as the saying goes, but this exhibition offers a countervailing proposition. The ideas in these books shape thought, and by shaping thought, form a world made entirely by women. In repeating the same elegant and matter-of-fact gesture the exhibition forces us to consider what a world would look like if we were all 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.