MFASO Lecture

Grace Weaver

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Grace Weaver’s paintings are vibrant investigations of the life and times of her generation. Weaver paints an atmospheric and accessible world that she describes as “halfway between reality and fable.” Making use of a bright and at times jarring palette, she produces compositions that vibrate with energy and tension, bordering on “too-much-ness.” Within the discourse of painting, Weaver’s ambition is to contribute a voice that fuses art historical and pop cultural references into a visual language that is emphatically feminine, engaging in the aesthetics of cuteness, whimsy, and girliness.

Grace Weaver graduated with an MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond in 2015. She has been awarded with grants and residencies including a VCUARTS Dean’s Graduate Research Grant (2014), Artist-in-Residence at DakshinaChitra, (Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 2012) and the Burlington City Arts’ ArtLab residency (Burlington, VT, 2012). Weaver’s work has been the subject to solo shows such as BEST LIFE, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2018); Super Busy, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2017); Pedestrian, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen (2017); No hard feelings, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2017); Skinny Latte, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2015). Upcoming solo exhibitions in 2019 include Oldenburger Kunstverein and Kunstpalais Erlangen in Germany. Her work is featured in the collections of ­­­­FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France and ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark.

Grace Weaver was born 1989 in Vermont; she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.