Ayanah Moor (b. 1973 in Norfolk, Virginia) works across various media to create paintings, prints, drawings and performance within a visual field where notions of blackness and gender identity take shape. Individual, collaborative and participatory actions form her creative practice. She operates within neighborhood, gallery, and museum contexts. Moor has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL; Adobe Books, San Francisco; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives—University of Southern California Libraries; Subliminal Projects, Echo Park, CA, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, New Zealand; and Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others.
Moor completed a BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Printmedia at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her prior appointment was at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. [2014-07 Associate Professor of Art and 2007-01 Assistant Professor of Art].