Carmen Winant - Biography

Carmen Winant


Born 1983 Santa Barbara California

Lives and works in Columbus OH



2011:  MFA, California College of the Arts. San Francisco, CA

2011:  MA, Visual and Critical Studies. California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010:  Resident, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2006:  BA, Fine Art and Museum Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, CA



2018, summer: Visiting Professor, Image Text, MFA program, Ithaca NY

2014 −present: Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Contemporary Art History,

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

2013 − 2015:    Dean, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2012 − 2014:    Visiting Artist in Residence, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

2010 – 2011:    Lecturer, California College of the Arts, Department of Fine Arts, SF, CA



2018:  Title TBD, Signs & Symbols, New York, NY

2018:  G-D is a Woman, 17 Essex, New York, NY

2018:  Title TBD, Stene Projects, Stockhom, Sweden

2018:  Expressions, Cave, Detroit, MI

2017:  Body As Battleground, Solo Presentation at Volta Art Fair NY, Curated by Wendy Vogel

2016:  Pictures of Women Working, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, CA

2016:  Who Says Pain is Erotic?, Fortnight Gallery, New York, NY

2015:  The Window, Printed Matter, New York, NY



2018:  Being: New Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2018:  Another Echo, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY

2018:  The Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Award Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, OH

2018:  What We Make, Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

2018:  Thickets, Art Space Gallery, Fresno City College, Fresno, CA

2017:  Camouflage, Stene Projects, Stockholm, SE

2017:  Gray Matters, Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH

2017:  The Times, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

2017:  Post Concussion Syndrome, Minerva, Sydney, Australia

2017:  Weird Woman, Jarvis Hall Gallery, Alberta, Canada

2017:  Feels, Eastern Michigan University, Ford Gallery, MI

2017:  NADA NY, Skibum MacArthur

2017:  Camouflage, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden

2017:  Repeat Pressure Until (Part Two), Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH

2016:  Repeat Pressure Until (Part One), Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn , NY

2016:  Gathered, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2016:  Stay: Horses Think Survey Show, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 

2016:  Stand-Up Comedy, Ice Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016:  Sexting, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2016:  Utopia Banished, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH

2016:  Summer Reading, Fortnight Institute, NY

2016   A-12: The Task of a Curator, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2015:  How To Remain Human, MoCA, Cleveland, OH

2015:  Towards a Thinking Rug, Bannerette Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013:  Silhouettes, Fort Hamilton Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013:  Taken, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013:  To Pack and Wear, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2012:  External Original, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, NY

2012:  Buy My Bananas, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2010:  SK10, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2010:  Hearsay of the Sun, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA



2018:  Portraiture panel/title TBD, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (co-programmed with Lucy Gallun)

2017:  Pressure Tactics, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH

2016:  Legacy, DittoDitto, Detroit, MI

2015:  Rehearsal, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME

2015:  Object/Non-Object, Center for Ongoing Research & Projects, Columbus, OH

2015:  Discipline: LA, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA

2015:  Discipline: NY, Regina Rex, New York, NY

2015:  Eisenstein's Montage, MoCA Los Angeles, CA

2015:  Cosmos, Ohio State University, OH



2017:  Suzanne Silver, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design 

2016:  The Numbers Show, SkyLab, Columbus, OH

2016:  Em Rooney: Infinite Iotic, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design

2016:  Jordan Kantor: Selected Objects, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design 

2013:  An Invisible Boundary: Annual Resident exhibition, Redline Denver, CO



2015:  An Explanation: Avery Singer, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland

2015:  Sebastian Mejia: Fragments, Garua Gallery, Lima Peru

2015:  Inside/Out: Michael Hilsman, Galerie Sebastien, Bertrand, Geneva

2015:  Charles Atlas, Beeler Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus OH

2014:  Flat Fix: Ofer Wolberger, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

2013:  The Fantasy Potential, University of Reno, Nevada

2012:  Practice Wounds: Mitchell Squire, White Cube, London, UK

2012:  Openings, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2012:  Curtis Mann, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011:  Eyes That Are Like Two Suns: Luke Stettner, Kate Werble Gallery, New York



2018: In Conversation with Laura Larson, Aperture Magazine blog, Fall

2018:  In Conversation with Mierle Laderman Ukeles, The Believer Magazine, Fall

2017:  In Conversation with Jenni Sorkin, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), Summer

2017:  Drowning, Wax Magazine, Winter issue

2016:  Our Bodies, Online, Aperture Magazine, December Issue

2016:  The Sun Placed in the Abyss,, November

2016:  The Art of Birth, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), Summer

2016:  Yto Barrada: Dinosaur Road, Aperture Magazine, Spring

2015:  How We Practice, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), Winter

2015:  The Disappearance of Germaine Greer, Cabinet Magazine, September

2015:  Juveniles in Justice: Richard Ross, Time Magazine, May

2015:  Jack Whitten, Frieze Magazine, May

2015:  Hot Tears, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), Fall

2015:  Colter Jacobsen,, January

2014:  The Photographer's Eye, Aperture Magazine. Winter

2014:  The Influence and Legacy of Larry Sultan, Time Magazine, November

2014:  In Conversation with Leigh Ledare, The Believer Magazine, January

2013:  John Divola, Frieze Magazine, January

2013:  White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart, Art Papers, July/August

2013:  Turning Tides, Wax Magazine. Spring/Summer

2013:  In Focus: Julia Sherman, Frieze Magazine, April

2013:  Focus Interview: Lucas Blalock, Frieze Magazine, March

2013:  Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard, Frieze Magazine, January/February

2013:  In Conversation with Diana Nyad, The Believer Magazine, January/February

2012:  She Put a Spell on Us: The Legacy of Nina Simone, Art Papers, November

2012:  In Conversation with Curtis Mann, Wax Magazine, Winter/Spring

2012:  Personal Best, The Highlights Art Journal, Issue 16

2012:  Postscript: Writing After Contemporary Art,, November 14

2012:  In Conversation with Zoe Crosher,, December 19

2012:  In conversation with Brian Bress,, October 25

2012:  Abstract Photography Then and Now, Aperture Magazine, Winter

2012:  Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Summer

2012:  In conversation with Daniel Gordon, Garth Weiser, Wax Magazine, Summer

2012:  Harry Callahan, The National Gallery, Aperture Magazine, Summer

2012:  Lolo, The Virgin Bride, Daily Serving, July 24

2012:  Creative Growth at Rachel Uffner Gallery, KQED Arts, July 19

2012:  Summer Shows in NYC, KQED Arts, July 12

2012:  Michael Berryhill, Daily Serving, June 7

2012:  In Conversation with Corey Keller on Francesca Woodman, The, March 28

2012:  Mary Kelly, Postmasters Gallery, Frieze Magazine, April

2012:  Affective Turns?, Pepin Moore Gallery,, March 26

2012:  Spencer Finch, RISD Museum of Art,, March 23

2012:  Whitney Biennial, WNYC Culture Desk, March 1

2012:  In Conversation with Moyra Davey, BOMB blog, March 26

2012:  In Conversation with Thomas Beard & Ed Halter, WNYC Culture Desk, Feb. 28

2012:  Jean-Luc Moulène, Dia:Beacon,, January 16

2012:  Zoe Strauss, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Frieze Magazine, Jan 14

2012:  Mel Bochner, The National Gallery of Art, Frieze Magazine, January

2011:  Matthew Northridge, Kansas Gallery,, December 26

2011:  Sherri Levine, Whitney Museum of American Art, WNYC Culture Desk, November 10

2011:  Elegant Violence: In Conversation with Amy Elkins, BOMB blog, Oct 19

2011:  In conversation with Curtis Mann, Dossier Journal, Oct 12

2011:  In conversation with Alec Soth, Dossier Journal, Oct 3

2011:  In Conversation with Deana Lawson, BOMB blog. Sept. 30

2011:  Living as Form: In conversation with Elyse Mallouk, KQED Arts, Sept 28

2011:  Young Art Spaces Flourish in NYC, WNYC Culture Desk, Sept 27

2011:  Unweaving the Rainbow: In coversation with Mike Womack, Daily Serving, Sept 19

2011:  Matt Lipps, Marc Selwyn Gallery, KQED Arts, July 25

2011:  In conversation with Zoe Crosher, Daily Serving, July 11

2011:  Matthew Barney's Unique Point of View, SF International Film Festival, SF360, April 30

2011:  Jill Magid, Matrix Gallery/Berkeley Art Museum, KQED Arts, April 12

2011:  Scott Treleavan, Jessica Silverman Gallery, KQED Arts, April, April 5

2011:  Eadweard Muybridge, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, KQED Arts, March 2

2011:  Trevor Paglen, Altman Seigel, KQED Arts, Feb 20

2011:  Eva Hesse, Berkeley Art Museum, KQED Arts, Feb 1

2011:  The Artist is the Athlete: Investigating Practice in Matthew Barney’s Drawing Restraint 1-6, Sightlines Journal of Visual and Critical Studies



2018:  My Birth, Published by SPBH Editions (UK) concurrent with MoMA exhibition

2015:  My Life as a Man, Published by Horses Think Press. Original written contributions by

Moyra Davey, Matthew Brannon, Michael Ned Holte, Kenneth Goldsmith, Jonathan Griffin, John Yau, Courtney Fiske, Ross Simonini, Sarah McMenimen, Geoffrey Hilsabeck



2017:  Women in Photography exhibition (, invited by Cara Phillips

2017:  PHOTOPAPER artist project, nominated by Todd Hido

2016:  Pictures and Words, Documentum, selected by Dawn Kim

2016:  On Giving Birth, Mother Mother, selected by Sheilah Wilson

2015:  Wallpaper design, Tunica Magazine in collaboration with Parallelograms

2015:  Studio Portfolio, Cabinet Magazine, in conjunction with a text-based essay

2013:  A Fasting Artist, White Zinfandel, in collaboration with Luke Stettner



2018:  Paul Huf Award, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018:  Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award Recipient

2018:  Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant for Sculpture Center exhibition

2016:  Infinity Award for Photographers, International Center of Photography, New York, NY  

2016:  Baum Award for American Photographers

2010:  John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Finalist



2018:  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Artist lecture and studio visits

2018:  Cranbrook Academy of Art, Artist lecture and studio visits

2018:  CAA Panel, Chair, "How We Practice"

2017:  Fotofocus Symposium, Cincinnati, "Second Century: Woman with a Camera"

2016:  Ohio University, MFA Program, "Watching Personal Best"

2016:  Parsons/New School University "Feminism Online," Aperture Magazine lecture moderator

2016:  Virginia Commonwealth University MFA Program Final Review Visiting Critic

2015:  Ohio University, MFA Program, Artist lecture and studio visits

2015:  University of Cincinnati, Artist lecture and studio visits



2018: Bew, Sophie, Forthcoming feature in AnOther magazine (May, 2018)

2018: Kroell, Alicia, "Carmen Winant's Radical Images of Women Giving Birth," Hyperallergic, June 6

2018: Maddox, Amanda, "Carmen Winant: My Birth," The PhotoBook Review (Aperture Magazine), Spring

2018: "Being: New Photography 2018 at MoMA", Blouin ArtInfo, May 28

2018: Jansen, Charlotte,  "Carmen Winant: Making Childbirth Visible," Elephant, May 12

2018: Godhardt, Alexxa, "These Photographs Capture the Joy and Pain of Pregnancy", Artsy, May 11

2018: Feuerhelm, Brad, "Carmen Winant: My Birth Interview," American Suburb X, May 9

2018: Griffith, Philip, "Being: New Photography", The Brooklyn Rail, May 1

2018: Cascone, Sarah, "Editor's Picks: 14 Things To See in New York This Week", ArtNet, April 16 "Being: New Photography 2018", Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, April 23

2018: Wiseman, Evam "Let's Give Our Childbirth Stories a Big Push", The Guardian, April 8

2018: Allegretto, Dan, "We All Wear the Mask: New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art," Art in America, April 2

2018: Clifford, Eva, "What If Birth, Long Shrouded and Parodied By Popular Culture, Was Made Visible?", British Journal of Photography, March 29

2018: Dinsdale, Emily, "How Photography Helps to Capture What What It Mean To Be Human," DAZED, March 27

2018: Gefter, Philip, "An Artist's Vast Collection of Images of Women (and Her Own Mother) Giving Birth, The New Yorker, Photo Booth blog, March 27

2018: Piuzzi, Nicolo, "Photography in Search of the Human Being" The Submarine, March 25

2018: Indrisek, Scott, "At MoMA, Photography Doesn't Have To Reinvent Itself To Be Radical," Artsy, March 20

2018: Regensdorf, Laura, "Artist Carmen Winant on Why 2,000 Images of Childbirth Belong at MoMA,", March 19

2018: Oldweilder, Cory, "MoMA's New Photography Exhibit Focuses on Identity, " amNY, March 18

2018: Heinrich, Will, "Art: New Photography at MoMA," New York Times, March 16

2018: Woodward, Richard, "MoMA's Human Focus," Wall Street Journal, March 14

2017: Wattenberg, Brendan, "At Fotofocus, the Radical Notion That Women Are People," Aperture Magazine blog, October 26

2017:  Greenberger, Alex, "Museum of Modern Art Announces Artist List for 2018 Edition of New Photography", ArtNews, September 20

2017:  Sawyer, Drew, "Carmen Winant", Osmos Magazine (Issue 13), Fall

2017:  Ceschel, Bruno, "Carmen Winant: Ten Questions" Self Publish Be Happy, September

2017:  Robinson, Lissa, "Weird Woman Disrupts Clichés," Galleries West, August 12

2017:  Vogel, Wendy, "Gallery Crawl, Chelsea," BOMB, June 28

2017:  Sharp, Sarah Rose, "Artists Embrace the Grayscale", Hyperallergic, June 20

2017:  Fisher, Jim, "Arts Preview: Gray Matters at the Wexner", Columbus Alive, May 17

2017:  Espe, Marisa, "Carmen Winant: A Composition Filled With Clues," Refigural Quarterly, March 15

2017:  Steinhauer, Jillian, "A Curated Section Brings Body Politics to Volta NY," Hyperallergic, March 3

2017:  Colucci, Emily, "Skip the Booths, Head to ‘Your Body is a Battleground,’" Art F City, March 3

2017:  Walsh, Brienne, "A Curator Heeds The Post-Election Call to Battle at the Volta Art Fair," Forbes, March 1

2017:  Hegert, Natalie, "Priorities for Armory Week in New York 2017," Huffington Post, March 1

2017:  Cascone, Sarah, "Catch These Breakout Stars at Volta NY," ArtNet, March 2

2016:  Kruithof, Anouk, "Photobooks of 2016," Photo Bookstore Magazine, December 1

2016:  Wu, Yue, "Exhibition Aims to Show the Meaning of Curating," The Lantern, November 3

2016:  Piejko, Jennifer, "Pictures of Women Working,", October 19

2016:  Kim, Hyunjee Nicole, Daily Serving, "Carmen Winant: Pictures of Women Working,” Oct 19

2016:  Natividade, Melissa, "STAY Explores Societal Problems Behind Art," The Signal, Sept 12

2016:  Wagley, Catherine, "Five Shows to See in LA This Week," Los Angeles Weekly, August 24

2016:  Rosenberg, Karen, "What To See in New York Art Galleries This Week," New York Times, August 11

2016:  Breslov, Sonel, "Reading Revisted," Blonde Art Books, July 28

2016:  Gottgardt, Alexxa, "15 Artists in New York Summer Group Shows Who Deserve Solo Shows," Artsy, July 25

2016:  Elbaor, Caroline, "Editor's Picks: 11 Art Events to See in New York,” Artnet, July 19

2016:  Herriman, Kat, "A New York Gallery Show Rethinks the Summer Reading List," Vice, July 7

2016:  Sawyer, Drew, "Who Says Pain is Erotic?,” Document Journal, April 14

2016:  Ghorashi, Hannah, "It is About Bringing People Together,” ArtNews, April 8

2016:  Bell, Adam, "Book Review: My Life as a Man,” Photoeye, Jan 4

2015:  Paulsen, Kris, "The Space In-Between," How To Remain Human catalog essay, MoCA Cleveland

2015:  Harvey-Collins, Elena, "Touching and Training," How To Remain Human catalog essay, MoCA Cleveland

2015:  Litt, Steven, "MoCA Cleveland Show 'How to Remain Human' in Challenging Times,”, July 15

2015:  Usmani, Josh, "MoCA Summer Opens,” Clevescene, June 10

2015   Stephensen, Hannah, "Carmen Winant's Collage of the Creative and Critical,” Columbus Alive, March 5

2015:  Piejko, Jennifer, "Five Things not to Miss at the LA Art Book Fair,” i-D, Jan 2