Grace Weaver

Brooklyn based painter Grace Weaver has created a painterly universe in which her figures engage in everyday contemporary life in all its complexities. The figures, oftentimes female and introspective protagonists, unveil vast and psychologically compelling moments that tell stories eluding definite interpretations. In her recent paintings, Grace Weaver continues her distinctive imagery of emblematic figures, portraits, urban scenes and scenarios. Expanding her vocabulary, the new works are painted up-close, direct and present. In a similar manner to how she draws with charcoal—marking, rubbing out, and layering to create new arrangements—Weaver exposes previously buried brushstrokes and compositions.

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, IMD (2012) and the Burlington City Arts’ ArtLab residency, Burlington, VT (2012).

Weaver’s upcoming shows include Indoor Paintings, Hetzler | Marfa, Marfa, TX (2023), a solo exhibition at Neues Museum, Nürnberg (2023) and a group exhibition at Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2024). Weaver’s recent shows include TRASH-SCAPES, a solo show at Galerie Max Hetzler, London, UK (2022), 24h, BRAUNSFELDER, in collaboration with Super Super Markt, Cologne, DE (2022), How To & Know How, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, DE (2022), DROOP at Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2021), Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, DE (2021), STEPS, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US (2020), O.K., Kunstpalais Erlangen, DE (2019), Little Sister, Oldenburger Kunstverein, DE (2019), BEST LIFE, Super Busy, Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2017); Pedestrian, Kunstverein Reutlingen, DE (2017); No hard feelings, Koppe Astner, Glasgow, UK (2017) Skinny Latte, Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2015).

Her work is featured in the collections of Kunstpalais Düsseldorf, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France, ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark and the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, USA.

Grace Weaver, born 1989 in Vermont, United States, lives and works in New York.


“The Bold New Mode of Artist Grace Weaver” by Marley Marius in Vogue Magazine




24h: Özgür Kar, Cécile Lempert, Michel Majerus, Louis Mason, Joanna Piotrowska, Ser Serpas, Grace Weaver, Angharad Williams • Super Super Markt and BRAUNSFELDER • Cologne, 2022

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Grace Weaver • Kunstpalais Erlangen • Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2020

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Grace Weaver • Auszeit: Von Pausen und Momenten des Aufbruchs • Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, 2021

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Grace Weaver • My Art Book of Friendship by Shana Gozansky • Phaidon Press, New York, 2021

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