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 − present: Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Visual Art, Associate Professor, Ohio State University

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

2014 − 2018: 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 


2020:  Fortnight Institute, New York, NY (May, 2020)

2020:  Melanie Flood Projects, Portland, OR (September, 2020)

2019:  Carmen Winant and Otto Dix, Worcester Museum of Art, MA (December, 2019)

2019: 14a, Hamburg, Germany (September, 2019)

2019:  Twenty-five billboards in Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver as a part of CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, CN

2018:  W.A.R., Cave, Detroit, MI

2018:  Body/Index, Stene Projects, Stockhom, Sweden

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 Institute, New York, NY

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



2018:  Daegu Photo Biennale, Daegu, South Korea

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, Museum of Modern Art, 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 


2019:  Title TBD, Published by Printed Matter Inc. (NY), project underway, to be completed in March, 2019

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


2018:  Photo Austria, nominated by Matthew Rana

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:  Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award, Photography book of the year nominee (My Birth, published by ITI Press, NY, and SPBH Editions, UK)

2018:  The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Nominee 

2018:  The Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography, Nominee 

2018:  Paul Huf Award, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Nominee 

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, Nominee    

2016:  Baum Award for American Photographers, Nominee  

2010:  John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, Nominee 


2019:  Unconditional Magazine feature, forthcoming

2019:  Humanity Magazine feature (UK), forthcoming

2019:  OLD Magazine feature (Brazil), forthcoming

2019:  Swim feature (UK), forthcoming

2019:  Souriez, Vous Accouchez! Par Carmen Winant (France), Clementine Mercier, Liberation Daily Newspaper, January 15

2018:  Best of 2018, Editors, British Journal of Photography and Paper Journal, Dec 22

2018:  Carmen Winant: My Birth, Susan Bright, Ten Years of 1000 Words (catalog), December

2018:  Push, Sweat, Baby, Charlotte Jansen, Elephant Magazine, December

2018:  Favorite Photobooks of 2018, Daria Tuminas, Lensculture

2018:  The Best Photobooks of 2018, TIME's photo department, Dec 20

2018:  Top Photo Books of 2018, Tim Clark, 1000 Words Magazine, Dec 12

2018:  Carmen Winant at Stene Projects, Johanna Theander, (SW), Sept. 17

2018:  Body/Index: Carmen Winant, Birgitta Rubin, Dagens Nyheter (SW), Oct 19

2018:  Feministisk Konst Rör Upp Känslor, Caroline Akerman, Di Weekend (SW), October 11

2018:  Labour and Lesbian Lands: An Interview With Feminist Artist Carmen Winant,"   AnOther magazine, September

2018:  Carmen Winant, My Birth," Olga Yatskevich, Collector Daily, June 21

2018:  Childbirth and Menstruation in Defiant Art by Latin American Women", Susan Silas, Hyperallergic, July 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018:  Editor's Picks: 14 Things To See in New York This Week", Sarah Cascone, ArtNet, April 16 

2018:  Being: New Photography 2018, Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, April 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2018: Discover Five Artists Breathing New Life Into Photography in MoMA's Biannual Survey, Taylor Dafoe, Artnet, March 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:  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:  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