GRACE WEAVER


GRACE WEAVER

In the midst of the ever-changing and often corporate-produced archetypes of the modern woman, the paintings and drawings of Grace Weaver (b.1989) tell honest stories which are in equal parts revealing and introspective. The artist often works with the concept of the watched female – sometimes joined by a male onlooker or captured in a net of social interactions – navigating the complexities of urban life. Like a psychological archive of daily activities, Weaver’s work mainly chronicles female experiences, in both the private and public realm.

Painting only from a physical scale that matches or supersedes her own, Weaver imagines figures which are long-limbed and heavily layered with colour, both confronting and relating to the viewer. Abounding with art historical references spanning from Mannerism to Rococo, Weaver’s compositions revive and challenge the tradition of genre painting in contemporary form. Communicating themes of the mundane, the melancholic and the emotional, Weaver takes that which is personal, transforming it into universally recognisable visual narratives.

…Grace Weaver closely examines her own surroundings, her generation, our time. She is interested in that which is typical of the now, but after all she creates images like never before. For all the smartphones, to-go cups, avocado toasts, baby slings, and other fashion accessories, hers is a painting of subtle gestures, poses, and gazes, in which everything is lifted out of time and space by flat and boldly colored backgrounds, as in the golden grounds of early Christian icons.

A. Deiss and G. Wagenfeld-Pleister, ‘Allegories of the Now: Introducing Grace Weaver’, in Grace Weaver, exh. cat., Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen; Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg; Bielefeld: Kerber Verlag, 2020, p. 8

Image: Floor-painting, 2023, oil on canvas, 216 x 205.7 cm.; 85 x 81 in. Photo: Brian Wancho Photography

Artist Talk

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1989

Born in Vermont, USA


2010

Study abroad, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne


2011

BA, University of Vermont, Burlington


2012

Dakshina Chitra, Artist-in-Residence, Chennai
Burlington City Arts, ArtLab Resident, Burlington


2014

VCUarts Dean’s Graduate Research Grant, University of Vermont, Burlington


2015

MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond


Lives and works in New York, USA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus

Philara Collection, Düsseldorf

Yuz Foundation

8smicka Collection, Humpolec

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Flowers
Galerie Max Hetzler, London

​​​​​​​Hotel Paintings
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris


2023

Painters & Portraits
Yuz Museum, Shanghai

Laundry
Soy Capitán, Berlin

Neues Museum, Nürnberg

Indoor Paintings
Hetzler Marfa


2022

Trash-Scapes
Galerie Max Hetzler, London (catalogue)


2021

11 Women
James Cohan, New York (catalogue)

DROOP
Soy Capitán, Berlin (catalogue)


2020

Steps
James Cohan, New York (catalogue)


2019

Little Sister
Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg (catalogue)

O.K.
Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen (catalogue)


2018

Best Life
James Cohan, New York

All the Girls
Aike Gallery, Shanghai


2017

No Hard Feelings
Koppe Astner, Glasgow

Pedestrian
Kunstverein Reutlingen, Reutlingen

Super Busy
Soy Capitán, Berlin


2015

Skinny Latte
Soy Capitán, Berlin

Teenage Dream
Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York


2012

The Interior Landscape
Dakshina Chitra, Chennai


2011

Thin-Skinned
Space Gallery, Burlington
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

On Paper
Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris

»daß die Göttin nicht himmelwärts, sondern herab nach ihren Freunden blickt«
Secci Gallery, Florence


2023

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape,
curated by Christian Malycha
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Next Door: A Yuz Foundation Collection
Yuz Museum, Shanghai

die Welt is noch auf einen Abend mein
Galería Ehrhardt Flórez, Madrid

Papier.Salon III
Wentrup Gallery, Hamburg


2022

24h (in collaboration with Super Super Markt)
Braunsfelder, Cologne

How To & Know-How
Neue Galerie Gladbeck

K60
Wilhelm Hallen, Berlin

How (Not) To Fit In. Adolescence as a Metaphor
Villa Merkel, Esslingen

dark things we tell each other
Miettinen Collection / Salon Dahlmann, Berlin

The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld
Soy Capitán, Berlin

The Most Dangerous Game
Spurs Gallery, Beijing


2021

First Date
Jo Van De Loo x Soy Capitán, Various Others, Munich

Can You See The Real Me
Van Horn, Dusseldorf

Time-out. Of Breaks and Moments of Awakening
Kunstmuseum Ravensburg (catalogue)


2020

Wolken in der zeitgenössischen Kunst – Flüchtig, Zeichenhaft, Bedrohlich
Oldenburger Kunstverein

BED AND CLOCK, MOON AND BEACH: Edvard Munch
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)

Fragmented Bodies
Albertz Benda, New York

Portraits Forever
Espace Tajan, Paris


2019

James Cohan: Twenty Years
James Cohan, New York

The Self, the work, the world
Fabian Lang, Zurich

Living and Real
Kapp Kapp Gallery, Philadelphia


2018

I’m large, I contain multitudes
Galerie Wedding, Berlin

Girls 3000
Galerie Petra Martinetz, Cologne

Killing Me Softly
Miettinen Collection / Salon Dahlmann, Berlin

To Our Fellow Artists and Poets Who Are Confused About Which Direction To Go
Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca


2017

Reinventing the Figure
Monica de Cardeñas Gallery, Zouz

Marching to the Beat
Jesicca Silverman Gallery, San Francisco


2016

No Man is an Island – The Satanic Verses
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Aarhus

Characters
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Surface Tension
Simone Subal, New York


2015

VCU MFA Thesis Exhibition
Anderson Gallery, Richmond

Southern Hospitality
University of Georgia, Georgia

Berg, Matthams, Self & Weaver
Thierry Goldberg, New York


2014

MASH-UP
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond


2013

NEXT
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond

Once They Were
Burlington City Arts, Burlington

Blind Date
VCU FAB Gallery, Richmond


2012

Like, Whatever
Burlington City Arts, Burlington

30/30 Print Project
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington


2011

Double Cousin
Colburn Gallery, University of Vermont, Burlington

Paper
215 College Gallery, Burlington


2010

The 5th International Student Triennial
Marmara University, Istanbul

Artofice
Windsor Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Drawn
215 College Gallery, Burlington
 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

E. P.S. Degenhardt, G. Weaver, Grace Weaver: In Morocco, exh. cat., Paris: Galerie Max Hetzler, 2024

C. Malycha, Grace Weaver: Trash-Scapes, exh. cat., London: Galerie Max Hetzler, 2022

24h - Özgür Kar, Cécile Lempert, Michel Majerus, Louis Mason, Joanna Piotrowska, Ser Serpas, Grace Weaver, Angharad Williams
, exh. cat., Cologne: Braunsfelder / Super Super Markt, 2022

C. Remm, U. Suffer & K. Groß, Auszeit. Von Pausen und Momenten des Aufbruchs, exh. cat., Ravensburg: Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, 2021

E. P.S. Degenhardt, G. Weaver, Grace Weaver: 11 Women, exh. cat., New York: James Cohan, 2021

M. Canbaz, et al., Grace Weaver, exh. cat., Kunstpalais Erlangen; Bielefeld: Kerber, 2020

S. Thompson, Grace Weaver: STEPS, exh. cat., New York: James Cohan, 2020

Videos


Publications


Grace Weaver: Hotel Paintings

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Grace Weaver

Tote Bag
2023

€ 30.00 € 24.00

Grace Weaver: In Morocco

Buchhandlung Walther König, 2023
Edited by Samia Saouma

€ 80.00 € 64.00

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape

Exhibition Poster
2023

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Grace Weaver: TRASH-SCAPES

Exhibition Poster
2022

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Grace Weaver: TRASH-SCAPES

Exhibition Poster
2022

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Grace Weaver: TRASH-SCAPES

Galerie Max Hetzler Berlin | Paris | London 2022
With an in-depth conversation between Grace Weaver and Christian Malycha

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Selected Press


Frieze February 2024

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The Art Newspaper January 2024

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Financial Times January 2024

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Frieze February 2024

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Widewalls May 2023

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Frankfurter Allgemeine December 2022

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Time Out November 2022

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The-Art-Form 2022

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Vogue January 2022

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Artsy May 2020

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Nylon Magazine September 2018

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