Ayanah Moor

Ayanah Moor works across various media to create paintings, prints, drawings and performance within a visual field where notions of blackness and gender identity take shape. The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation supported her artist residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in 2003, where she worked on etchings. She has also earned residency awards from the Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago); Proyecto ‘ace, Buenos Aires; Vermont Studio Center; Blue Mountain Center (NY); and Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL) with Master Artist Kerry James Marshall. Moor holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA from the Tyler School of Art. She is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Printmedia at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Pittsburgh Passion Project: Mistaken ID, 2009, performance

Holla Black, 2003, etching

Good News, 2011, screenprint on newsprint

Cloud, 2007, video + Things are looking blacker, but black is looking whiter, 2013, screenprint, lightbox