March 21, 2012
March 22, 2012
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Ayanah Moor is a conceptual artist whose work addresses gender, racial and sexual identity informed by popular culture. From hip hop and politics, to black talk and women's football, Moor draws from and revises popular themes to generate dialogue and invite new meaning. Her creative tools include, print media, performance, drawing and video. Recent exhibitions include: The Andy Warhol Museum, 707 Gallery, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Forja ArteContemporaneo, Wexner Center for the Arts, IceBox Project Space and The Print Center. Her work has been addressed in texts such as: Critical Inquiry (University of Chicago Press); Black Women, Gender and Families (University of Illinois Press); Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Indiana University Press); What is Contemporary Art? (The University of Chicago Press); Home Girls Make Some Noise: A Hip Hop Feminism Anthology (Parker Publishing); and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip Hop Generation (Cleis Press). She has been awarded artist residencies at Auckland Print Studio, Women's Studio Workshop, Vermont Studio Center, Blue Mountain Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Brandywine Workshop and recently Proyecto 'ace. Moor completed her B.F.A. at Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art—Temple University. She is currently Associate Professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.