Bio

Carmen Winant

Carmen Winant (born 1983) is a writer and visual artist who explores representations of women through collage, mixed media and installation. She previously taught at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. In August of 2018, she joined The Ohio State University Department of Art faculty as the first Roy Lichtenstein Chair of Studio Art. Winant's large-scale collages present a mosaic of clippings of women's figures and bodies. In the photographic installation My Birth she collected and displayed over 2,000 images of women giving birth. In a book by the same name, Winant includes photos of her mother's childbirths. Similarly, her work Looking Forward to Being Attacked is composed of found images of women in self defense classes. She also makes collages that combine text and image, such as What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid? (Women in the News Before November 8, 2016).