EDUCATION

1998 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, MFA Printmaking

1995 Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA Painting and Printmaking

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Now-2014 Associate Professor, Printmedia, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2014-07 Associate Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2007-01  Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

2016-15 The Center for Book, Paper & Print, Columbia College Chicago, IL

2016-15  Hyde Park Art Center, Jackman Goldwasser Studio Residency, Chicago, IL

2013 Welch Artist in Residence, Georgia State University, School of Art, Atlanta, GA

2012 Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA 

2011 Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2010 Auckland Print Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

2006 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 

2003 Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY

2002 Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY

2001 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

AWARDS

2014 The Pittsburgh Foundation, Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Award ($7,500)

2012 Sabbatical, Carnegie Mellon University, Fall 2012, Spring 2013

2011 STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 The Pittsburgh Foundation, Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh Award ($6,500)

2006 Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship Award, Johnson, VT 

2006 Sabbatical, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 2006

2003 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation—Creative Fellowship Award 

2003 The Pittsburgh Foundation, Artist Award, Pittsburgh, PA ($10,000)

2002 Berkman Faculty Development Fund Grant, Carnegie Mellon University ($3,500)

 

SELECTED SOLO + TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS  

2017 Quiet Storm, (with Krista Franklin), Produce Model, Chicago, IL

2013 Ayanah Moor, Welch Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2012 New Drawings, Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA

2011 Shift : Cambio, Poliglota Room, Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2011 Good News, 707 Penn Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 

2009 Souljah Sotomayor, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI 

2007 (W)RAPPER, Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

2006 Still, John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, NC

2005 Ayanah Moor, A+D 11thStreet Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL 

2005 From Hip Hop to Coal Funk, (with Phillip Robinson) Indianapolis Art Center, IN

2003 A to Z Like Me, Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL 

2003 Recent Work, Women’s Studio Workshop Gallery, Rosendale, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019 Process, curated by Jeffreen Hayes, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (forthcoming)

2018 Iconic Black Panther: Artists interpret fifty-plus years of the Black Panther Party, Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, IL

2018 Echoes: Reframing Collage, curated by Karen Irvine, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, IL

2018 Black Blooded, curated by Jessica Moss, The New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC

2018 Power Forward, curated by Astria Suparak, Kaplan Gallery, VisArts, Rockville, MD

2018 Out of Easy Reach, curated by Allison Glenn, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL

2018 Winningest, curated by Astria Suparak & Brett Kashmere, Adobe Books Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 The People Are the Light, House of Manna, curated by Alisha Wormsley, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2017 Beyond Printmaking 5, curated by Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

2016 Triumph School Manual Project #1, curated by Ruslana Lichtzier, Triumph School, Triumph, IL

2016 A Subtle Likeness, curated by Erin Christovale, ONE Archives, University of Southern California Libraries, Los Angeles, CA

2016 In the beginning sometimes I left messages in the street, curated by Allison Glenn, public art exhibition, Chicago, IL

2016 Shared History-SAIC and The SSCAC, curated by Rashayla Marie Brown, The Southside Community Art Center, Chicago, IL

2015 Drawn from the McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2015 Performing Blackness :: Performing Whiteness, curated by Darren Lee Miller, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

2014 Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, curated by Lauren Haynes, The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY 

2014 Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2013 Trace & Gestures, Greymatter Gallery, curated by Patricia Villalobos Echeverría, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Milwaukee, WI

         King Family Exhibition Space, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

         Proyecto ‘Ace, Dialogo Space/Central Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina

         Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

         Richmond Center for Visual Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2012 Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP), daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany 

2012 Feminist and… curated by Hilary Robinson, The Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 What do you mean, we? curated by Bruce E. Phillips, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland, New Zealand

2011 Gertrude’s LOT, curated by Eric Shiner, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2011 Eve, Subliminal Projects Gallery, Echo Park, CA 

2010 Seeing Voices: The Visual Voice, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ

2009 Transfer Lounge, curated by Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Forja ArteContemporaneo, Valencia, Spain

2008 First Person Video, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Box, Columbus, OH

2008 Objetivos Moviles/Moving Targets, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008 From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA 

2007 First Person Video, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

2006 In To My Self, curated by Sharmila Venkatasubban, SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 

2005-04 9x9: New Prints by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Creative Fellows, 

           Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA

           Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking, New Brunswick, NJ

           Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

           Visual Arts Center, Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, VA

                        

PERFORMANCES + PUBLIC PROJECTS

2018 Ayanah Moor, On Civil Disobedience: An Epilogue, Sector 2337, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)

2018 Gather: Ayanah Moor/ Udita Upadhyaya + Lindsey Barlag Thornton, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL

2018 ‘What is your earliest memory of jazz?’ (with various participants), Back Alley Jazz Event, Chicago, IL

2016 Offerings, (collaboration with Jamila Raegan, Krista Franklin, Anthony Williams), In the beginning sometimes

            I left messages in the street, Chicago, IL

2016 Offering—Atlantic/Pacific (collaboration with Jamila Raegan), Virginia Beach, VA + Venice Beach, CA 

2015 FLOW (collaboration with Jasmine Hearn), Arts Incubator, The University of Chicago, IL

2014 Thanks For The Race, (with various participants), ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

2013-12 Queer & Brown in Steeltown (collaboration with Raquel Rodriguez) podcast & blog project

2009 The Pittsburgh Passion Project, Independent Women’s Football League, Pittsburgh, PA

 

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

2018 Ayanah Moor, ‘Thanks for the Race,’ INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media #7/8, Sports issue

2017 Ayanah Moor, ‘Gentrifier Won’t Do,’ The Daily Gentrifier, Vol. 1, Number 1, DME Publication

2008 Ayanah Moor, Still, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Vol. 8, Indiana University Press

 

SELECTED ARTIST TALKS + LECTURES

2018 Black Arts Festival, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2017 ACRE Residency, (with Anna Martine Whitehead), Steuben, WI

2017 The Center for Book, Paper & Print, Columbia College Chicago, IL

2016 Sierra Nevada College, MFA-IA Low Residency Program, Incline Village, NV

2014 ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI

2014 Creative Mornings: Pittsburgh, The Kaufmann Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2013 Warhol Voices, Queer & Brown in Steeltown (with Raquel Rodriguez), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2013 Apartment Talks: 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA

2012 Oberlin College, Advanced Media Projects, Oberlin, OH

2012 Western Michigan University, School of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

2012 Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

2008 Carnegie International: From Pittsburgh to Mars, (with Andrew Johnson), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2007 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

2007 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Art Department, Indiana, PA

2006 Duke University, Black Popular Culture Seminar, Durham, NC

2006 John Hope Franklin Center, Durham, NC

2005 University of Connecticut, Graduate Seminar, Storrs, CT

2005 Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED PANELS + PRESENTATIONS

2018 Art Design Chicago Storytelling Series, Ayanah Moor & Karen Irvine, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Chicago, IL

2018 WORD/LIFE: Each One Teach One, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Las Vegas, NV

2014 Afrosurrealism & Afrofuturism in Wangechi Mutu and Contemporary Black Art, Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

2014 Modes of Address: intersections of queerness and feminism in black art, Black Artists Retreat, Chicago, IL

2013 Voices of Silence, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Milwaukee, WI

2011 Contemporalities: Keywords for the Present, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 Art and Violence, Frames of Violence Symposium, University of Minnesota, MN

2010 Seeing Voices: The Visual Voice Symposium, Rutgers-Camden, The State University of New Jersey, Camden

2008 Bi-Lingual, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2008 Gender and Sexuality in the US and Cuba, Hip Hop Conference Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 

2007 Printmaking in a Post Print World, panelist/presenter, Southern Graphics Council Conference, Kansas City, MO

2006 African Impressions/Contemporary Art Symposium, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2006 How Do My Genes Fit? Southern Graphics Council Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

2005 From Hip Hop to Coal Funk, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

2005 State of Black Art, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

SELECTED REVIEWS + MENTIONS IN PRINT

2018 Greg Foster-Rice, The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold, catalogue, Lowitz + Sons, Chicago

2018 Allison Glenn, Out of Easy Reach, catalogue, The University of Chicago Press

2018 Lori Waxman, Abstraction, explained, Chicago Tribune

2018 Jameson Paige, Black and Brown and Seen All Over: “Out of Easy Reach Expands the Limits of Abstraction” Newcity

2018 Solveig Nelson, Previews: Chicago, Out of Easy Reach, Artforum 

2017 Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere, Issue #7/8: Sports, Incite: Journal of Experimental Media

2016 Dan S. Wang & Anthony Romero, The Social Practice That is Race, Wooden Leg Print & Press

2016 Caroline Picard, The Brevity of Space: An Interview with Allison Glenn, Art21 Magazine

2016 Catherine Wagley, 5 Art Shows to See in LA This Week, LA Weekly

2015 Charles Schultz, Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Rail

2014 Lauren Haynes, Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art, catalogue, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY

2014 Victoria L. Valentine, Culture Talk: Lauren Haynes on ‘Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, reproduction, Culture Type

2014 Michael Velliquette, Friend of a Friend, catalogue, Lovey Town Exhibition Series: Vol. 2

2013 Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski, Carnegie International, catalogue, Carnegie Museum of Art

2013 Ytasha L. Womack, Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi And Fantasy Culture, Chicago Review 

2013 Stephanie Cash, Review: Ayanah Moor’s small show at GSU packs big punch as meditation on meaning of race, art; ArtsATL

2013 Alisia Chase, The Best “Set of Politics” Humankind Has Known Thus Far, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism

2013 Philip Anselmo, New art gallery opens with potent group show On Paper, Pittsburgh City Paper 

2012 Bruce E. Phillips, What do you mean, we? catalogue, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts

2012 Kilolo Luckett, Art and the Community, Next Level, Edition 22, Next Level Projects Ltd

2011 Nicole R. Fleetwood, Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality and Blackness, University of Chicago Press

2009 Terry Smith, What Is Contemporary Art? The University of Chicago Press

2009 Lucy Leitner, Wait Problems, Pittsburgh City Paper

2008 Janell Hobson and R. Dianne Bartow, Representin’: Women, Hip Hop & Popular Music, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Vol. 8, No. 1,

                 Indiana University Press

2007 Gwendolyn Pough. “What It Do, Shorty?, Women, Hip Hop, and a Feminist Agenda.” Black Women, Gender, and Families, Vol. 1, No. 2, University

                  of Illinois Press

2007 Gwendolyn Pough, Homegirls Make Some Noise; Parker Publishing

2007 Roopa Singh, Art and Anarchism Thrive Together, wiretapmag.org

2006 Natalie Hopkinson & Natalie Moore, Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip Hop Generation, Cleis Press

2006 Gregory Knepp, Mirror, Mirror, Pittsburgh City Paper

2006 Terence E. Smith, ‘Contemporary Art and Contemporaneity’ Critical Inquiry, vol. 32, University of Chicago Press

2005 William Pym, ‘Philadelphia: Critics Picks-Ayanah Moor’ ARTFORUM.com

 

COLLECTIONS

Soho House Art Collection, 76 Dean Street, London, UK 

Milton and Nancy Washington, Pittsburgh, PA 

Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Agency of Unrealized Projects, e-flux & Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD 

Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA 

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA 

Foreland Street Studio Archives, Pittsburgh, PA 

Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 

Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA