Carrie Moyer
arrie Moyer (Skowhegan Participant 1995; Resident Faculty, 2010) is a Brooklyn-based painter and writer. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Bard College. Moyer is known for paintings that merge the gestures of Modernist abstraction with the iconography of late-twentieth-century liberation movements. She is also one half of Dyke Action Machine!, a public art project she founded with photographer Sue Schaffner. Between 1991–2004, DAM!’s culture-jamming campaigns dissected mainstream visual culture by inserting lesbian images into recognizably commercial contexts. Her paintings and public interventions have been widely exhibited and reviewed nationally and internationally. Moyer’s essays and reviews have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, Modern Painters, the Brooklyn Rail, and Gay City News. She has received funding from Creative Capital, Peter Norton Family Foundation, and Art Matters, among others. In 2009, Moyer was honored with both a Joan Mitchell Award and an Anonymous Was a Woman Grant. She is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Director for Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She is represented by CANADA Gallery in New York City. This fall her paintings will be included in The Jewel Thief, an exhibition co-curated by Jessica Stockholder and Ian Berry for the Tang Museum, Skidmore College.
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