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Mia Weiner

Mia Weiner

Mia Weiner

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About Mia Weiner

Responding to the historical textile, Mia Weiner creates intimate declarations that explore identity, gender, and the psychology of human relationships. Through poetics of the body, Mia investigates where bodies meet, cross, tangle, and where they pull away. Mia currently lives and works in Chicago after leaving Brooklyn for her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mia received her BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013, and her work has been exhibited internationally including in New York, London, Berlin, Athens, Chicago, Miami, Baltimore, and Washington DC.

STATEMENT 

“Through poetics of the body, I investigate where bodies meet, cross, tangle, and where they pull away. I see the body in its flawed, innately intimate and personal nature as a metaphor for our shortcomings, limits, boundaries, and need for connection. Using the familiarity and tactility of cloth, I bring focused attention to our relationships and how our identities are constructed. Using traditional and non-traditional textile techniques, I create intimate declarations that question the body and its constraints- both physical and emotional.” - Mia Weiner

 

EDUCATION 

2020 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), MFA

2009-2013 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, BFA in Fiber, cum laude

2008 Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

2019 Abstract Naked Lunch with Ricardo Partida, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2014 Attached, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020 Utopian Living, Kleinart/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY

2019 Terrain Biennial, Iowa City, IA

2019 Ideal: the World as We Want It, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2019 Real: the World as We See It, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2019 Gender in the Balance, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2019 Frayed: Fiber Beyond Craft, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019 Coming into Being, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2018 MFA Open Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2017 Preserve/Subvert, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO

2017 Permanent Parabasis, Gallery 99, Providence, RI

2015 Breathe in Gold Light, New Door Creative Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015 ArtPalmBeach, Irreversible Projects, West Palm Beach, FL

2014 Late Summer Exhibit, PS Gallery, Columbia, MO

2014 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

2014 Love Shack, Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA

2013 London Calling 013, Factory-Art Gallery, London

2013Pop-Up, Pop-Up Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2013 Fabrications, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD

2013 Touchy Subjects - Sex, Humor, and Risk: Selections from the Kinsey Institute, Allen W. Clowes and Sarah M. Hurt Galleries, Indianapolis Art Center, IN

2013 Material Witness, Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott Gallery, Decatur, GA

2013 Young Contemporaries, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

2013 Connections: Folk Environments and Constructs, Gallery 788 Presents Sondheim Prize Artists, Artscape, Baltimore, MD

2013 Commencement Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2013 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, IN

2013 50th Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA Women’s Works, Woodstock, IL

2013 Materials: Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

2013 Juror: Jean W. McLaughlin, executive director of the Penland School of Crafts

2013 NICHE Awards exhibit, Buyers Market, Pennsylvania Convention Center

2012 TO/FROM Tawney, Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2012 People’s Choice, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Stitch, Main Building Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2011 Unbounded: Works in Expanded Format, Area 405, Baltimore, MD 2011 Keep Up the Good Work: a Uniformity Performance, Main Building Atrium, MICA, Baltimore, MD, November 16

2011 Not your Father’s Trousers, Middendorf Gallery, Baltimore, MD

 

HONORS AND AWARDS 

Vermont Studio Center Artist's Grant

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Grant

SAIC Incentive Scholarship

SAIC Grant

Speaker for "Show and Tell" at the Kinsey Institute for Sex

Young Contemporaries Juror Award

Materials: Hard and Soft Juror Award

Maryland Art Place Creative Minds 30UNDER30 Speaker

NICHE Award Student Finalist 2013

International Emerging Artist Award recognition

MICA Trustee Award

MICA Talent Recognition Award

MICA Fiber Department Scholarship

Neil and Sayra Meyerhoff Scholar Award

MICA Competitive Scholarship for Academic and Artistic Achievement

Dean’s list, MICA, Fall 2009- 2013

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship

 

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS 

2017 PRESERVE / SUBVERT Special Exhibit, Sager Braudis Gallery, 3 May 2017, link

2016 Party Talks: Things Got Personal, Carly Aimi, Opening Ceremony, 8 July 2016, link

2015 Breathe in Gold Light, Breathe out Dark Smoke, Kelly Johnson, Moore Women Artists, 16 Oct. 2015, link

This Just In-spiration: Meet Mia Weiner, Jen Coleman, The Goods, 11 May 2015

2014 Ebola and Art, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, Vol. 4, No. 5 (October 2014)

2013 Material Witness, Agnes Scott College, 2013

Mia Weiner, Peripheral ARTeries Art Review, pages 74-81, July 2013, link

London Calling 013 Catalogue, Factory-Art Gallery, London

MAP's THIRTY Creative Minds Speaker Series: Mia Weiner, Cara Ober, Bmore Art, 27 May 2013, link

Thirty young Baltimore artists discuss their work and ideas, Baltimore Sun, March 4, 2011

2011 Materials: Hard and Soft Catalog, Denton Arts Council

Bound, WCA Art Catalog, Juror: Cora Rosevear, Associate Curator at MoMA

Embroidering the Microscopic World, Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, Vol. 2, No. 4 (February 2013)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

2020 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency

2019 Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Residency

Artist Lecture Mia Weiner: Attached at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Research Assistant for the Textile Research Center at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2018 Teacher’s Assistant for Stacia Yeapanis’s Intro to Fiber class at SAIC

2015 - 2016 Registrar at Rick Wester Fine Art

2013 Speaker for THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30, Maryland Art Place

2012 Studio Assistant for Karen Reimer

2011 Studio Assistant for Nick Cave

 

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