Grace Weaver’s work tells stories which are in equal parts revealing and introspective. The artist often works with the concept of the watched female, captured in a net of social interactions, navigating the complexities of urban life. Like a psychological archive of daily routine activities, Weaver’s work mainly chronicles female experiences, in both the private and public realm. 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.
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Grace Weaver was born in Vermont, USA in 1989. She now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Grace Weaver studied at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (2015), the University of Vermont in Burlington (2011) and Newcastle University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (2010).
Weaver’s work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Galerie Max Hetzler, London (2022); 11 Women, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2021); DROOP, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2021); Steps, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2020); Little Sister, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg (2019); O.K., Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen (2019); Best Life, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2018); All the Girls, Aike Gallery, Shanghai (2018); No Hard Feelings, Koppe Astner, Glasgow (2017); Pedestrian, Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen (2017); Super Busy, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2017); Skinny Latte, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2015); Teenage Dream, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York (2015)
Her work has also been shown in numerous selected group exhibitions, including: 24h (in collaboration with Super Super Markt), BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2022); How (Not) To Fit In. Adolescence as a Metaphor, Villa Merkel, Esslingen (2022); dark things we tell each other, Miettinen Collection / Salon Dahlmann, Berlin (2022); The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld, Soy Capitán, Berlin (2022); The Most Dangerous Game, Spurs Gallery, Beijing (2022); First Date, Jo Van De Loo x Soy Capitán, Munich (2021); Can You See The Real Me, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (2021); Time-out. Of Breaks and Moments of Awakening, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg (2021); Wolken in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – Flüchtig, Zeichenhaft, Bedrohlich, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg (2020); BED AND CLOCK, MOON AND BEACH: Edvard Munch, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (2020); Fragmented Bodies, Albertz Benda, New York (2020); Portraits Forever, Espace Tajan, Paris (2020); James Cohan: Twenty Years, James Cohan, New York (2019); The Self, the work, the world, Fabian Lang, Zurich (2019); Living and Real, Kapp Kapp Gallery, Philadelphia (2019); Killing Me Softly, Miettinen Collection, Berlin (2018); Marching to the Beat, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2017); No Man is an Island – The Satanic Verses, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus (2016); Surface Tension, Simone Subal, New York (2016)