Carmen Winant: Unmaking Pictures

A collage of photographs of women at various stages giving birth.

Carmen Winant is an artist, writer, assistant professor at Columbus College of Art and Design, and former dean of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received her B.A. from UCLA and master's degrees in critical studies and fine arts from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011. In 2018 she will be participating in the group exhibitions Being: New Photography at the Museum of Modern Art; Another Echo at the Sculpture Center, New York City; and Greater Columbus at the Columbus Museum of Art. Solo exhibitions will take place at Miller Contemporary, New York City; Stene Projects, Stockholm; and Cave, Detroit. Winant has also shown her work at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Kate Werble Gallery, New York City; Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus; The College of New Jersey Gallery, Ewing; MoCA Cleveland; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn; Minerva, Sydney, Australia; and Jarvis Hall, Alberta, Canada. Winant has also curated a performative lecture series titled PRACTICE at the Center for Ongoing Research and Projects, Columbus; 356 Mission, Los Angeles; and Regina Rex, New York City.

Winant is also a writer, specializing in the often-contradictory promise of contemporary feminist politics — also the subject at the center of her creative practice — and regularly contributes to Aperture, Cabinet, Time, The Believer, and Frieze magazines. In 2015 she published an artist book titled My Life as a Man with Horses Think Press; My Birth — her artist book published with ITI Press and SPBH Editions — is forthcoming in March. She is currently at work on an experimental book about the nature of practice.