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. Working in oil on linen at a heroic scale, Weiner brings a bounding athleticism to her lyrical abstraction, using brushes and oil sticks to draw her signature glyphs and characters into washes of brilliant color. Drawn from her own life and family history, her work calls on female postwar abstraction and the Jewish-American experience to bear a painterly grammar that is very much her own, and in the very present tense. Her process of repeated painting-in and rubbing-out gives her work a distinctive tempo that speeds up and slows down from work to work. Her paintings are a record of time, place, and psychological agita. In a recent Vogue profile, arts writer Dodie Kazanjian wrote of Weiner’s physicality, “this is full-arm painting.”
Select solo and group exhibitions include MASSIMODECARLO, London (2023); MASSIMODECARLO, Milan (2023); MASSIMODECARLO, 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 (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; Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas; and Deji Art Museum, Nanjing. Her work has been featured in publications such as Artforum, Artnet, and Vogue, among others. Weiner will present a solo exhibition at MASSIMODECARLO, Hong Kong in 2024.