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Carrie Moyer

Associate Professor of Art, Painting

Carrie Moyer is a painter and writer based in New York, NY.

Moyer’s sumptuous paintings on canvas explore and extend the legacy of American Abstraction while paying homage to many of its seminal female figures among them Helen Frankenthaler, Elizabeth Murray, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Filled with visual precedents, Moyer’s compositions reference Color Field, Pop Art and 1970s Feminist art - while proposing a new approach to fusing history, research and experimentation in painting.

Moyer has exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Museums shows include a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jennythat originated at the Tang Museum. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including Birmingham Museum of Art, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Pizzuti Collection, the Rose Art Museum and the Tang Museum. Moyer has been the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, Creative Capital, and many others.

In 1991 Carrie Moyer and photographer Sue Schaffner co-founded one of the first queer interventionist public art projects, Dyke Action Machine! DAM! was known for a wry agitprop that dissected mainstream advertising by inserting of lesbian images into commercial media formats and the streets of New York City. The group was active until 2008.

Moyer's writing has appeared anthologies and periodicals such as Art in America, Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail and Modern Painters. Recent writing projects include catalog essays on Louise Fishman and Nancy Grossman.

Moyer attended Pratt Institute (BFA), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Bard College (MFA). Before joining the Hunter faculty in 2011, Moyer taught for a decade at a variety of institutions including the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale, Rutgers, Pratt and Cooper Union among others.


Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery.

Beer with a Painter: Carrie Moyer with Jennifer Samet, Hyperallergic, online. February 20, 2016