Grace Weaver (click here for full biography/CV) was born 1989 in Vermont, she lives and works in New York. Weaver’s artistic practice aims to contribute a “girly” perspective to the history of large-scale oil painting. Mostly picturing multi-figure scenes, each of her compositions depends on a tightly managed under-painting whose forms rhyme and interlock to create the effect of a broad candy-colored tessellation. Within the discourse of painting, Weaver’s ambition is to contribute a voice that fuses art historical and pop cultural references into a new language that is emphatically feminine, championing the aesthetics of cuteness, whimsy, and girliness.
Weaver graduated with an MFA from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond in 2015. Weaver 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). Her work is featured in the collections of FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France and ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark.
https://nylon.com/articles/grace-weaver-paintings, in: Nylon Magazine, 09/2018, by Jane Drinkard.
Review „Grace Weaver zeigt bei Soy Capitán die Selbstzweifel der Millennials“, in Tagesspiegel KUNST, 9/2017.
Feature „Mensch, Grace“, in Numéro Berlin, 5/2017, by Hendrik Lakeberg.
Feature „A Pioneering Feminist Artist’s Studio Gets Revived in New York“, in The New York Times Style Magazine, 3/2017, by M. H. Miller.
Feature „Six Views of America“, in Royal Academy, 1/2017, by Alice Pimrose.
Feature „Grace Weaver. Weingummikunst“, in ART Magazin, 2/2017, by Emma Stenger.
Cover and Feature, in Monopol Magazin, 10/2016, by Sebastian Frenzel (PDF upon request).
Feature „Unlimited Freedom“, in Arte e Critica, No. 85, 6/2016, by Maria Chiara Valacchi.
Feature „These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Figurative Painting Forward“, in Artsy, 6/2016, by Casey Lesser.
Art Cologne 2016 feature, in Kunstforum International, 4/2016.
Feature, in Artspace, 04/2016, by Andrew M. Goldstein.
Art Cologne 2016 feature, in Aesthetica, 4/2016.
Art Cologne 2016 feature, in Artsy, 4/2016, by Alexander Forbes.
Art Cologne 2016 feature, in Reflektor M, 4/2016, María Inés Plaza.
„Studio visit with Grace Weaver“, in Gallerygurls, 1/2016.
Review „Grace Weaver’s Skinny Latte at Soy Capitán“, in Creativepool, 11/2015, by Kate Lewin.
Review „Grace Weaver’s Skinny Latte at Soy Capitán“, in Berlin Art Link, 10/2015, by Göksu Kunak.
Feature, in Art Viewer, 9/2015.
Feature „Grace Weaver“, in Eutopia, 8/2015, by Amie Cunat.
Interview „Grace Weaver Studio Visit“, in KubaParis, 9/2015, by Zoë Harris.
Review „First New York solo exhibition of Grace Weaver opens at Thierry-Goldberg Gallery“, in Art Daily, 2015.