Austyn Weiner (b. 1989, Miami, FL) studied photography at the University of Michigan and Parsons School of Design prior to relocating to Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works. Ranging from charcoal, house paint, oil paint, and oil stick, Weiner’s diverse mark-making suggest a disposition of combative struggle and distressed victory. From small works on paper to large-scale canvases, her works touch upon the duality of forces that are influential and abject to the subjective mind; romance, rejection, isolation, and performance. Emerging from the fluidity of her visual language, Weiner’s energetic paintings are a reflection of the balance she strikes between introspection and her study of historical and contemporary cultural influences. In an extension of her diaristic habit of constant doodling, writing, photographing, and drawing, Weiner’s body becomes the brush, as her rigorous process steadily fortifies a direct channel from emotion to action. Weiner’s abstractions offer a perspective that is indicative of the times, imbued with visceral reactions to current events and the female experience.
Select solo and group exhibitions include Massimo De Carlo, Pièce Unique, Paris (2022); König Galerie, Seoul (2022); König Galerie, Berlin (2021) Harper’s Apartment, New York (2021); Fredericks & Freiser, New York (2021); Carl Kostyál, London (2020); Library Street Collective, Detroit (2020); Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); The Pit, Glendale, California (2020); Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York (2020); The Journal Gallery, New York (2019); and Bill Brady Gallery, Miami (2018). Her work is in the permanent collections of the Aurora Museum, Shanghai; Xiao Museum, Rizhao, Shandong Province; He Art Museum (HEM), Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong Province; and Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas. Her work has been featured in Artforum, Artnet, and Vogue, among others. Weiner will present a solo exhibition at Massimo De Carlo, London in October 2023.