Mimi Cabell was formally trained in photography and the language arts. Today she is enamored of the image and the different ways it is created through visual and textual grammar. Her interest is the image as a point of view, or reference, what it reveals about the individual and the context in which it was made. This semiotic structure has led her first to work with language and second to undertake projects and research that interrogate the “culture of looking” and its social, political and cultural underpinnings.
Cabell has shown work in New York, Toronto, and Stuttgart, Germany and has presented or performed at conferences and festivals in Sao Paulo, Paris, London, Hsinchu City, Taiwan and at MIT. Recent writing about her work can be found at Jacket2.org and in Springer New York’s Handbook of Human Computation. Cabell earned a BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, an MFA in photography from RISD and an MFA in electronic writing from Brown University.