AUSTYN WEINER: WILHARDT AND NAUD

28TH JANUARY - 4TH MARCH, 2017



EXHIBITION TEXT

“I took a plane from New York City to Los Angeles, and landed on the corner of Wilhardt and Naud. I have found myself inspired by the movement and form I see in the landscape of Los Angeles, and have begun shooting film again. Shooting is an integral part of my painting process; using it as a means of understanding color and composition, and still rendering a photograph, but one that has the ability to escape the confines of reality.  These drawings and paintings are a collection of experiences, ideas, thoughts, and self portraits, birthed on the corner of Wilhardt and Naud.” 
--Austyn Weiner

ARTIST BIO

Austyn Weiner (b.1989) is a Los Angeles-based artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. Austyn studied photography and painting at the University of Michigan - School of Art and Design (Ann Arbor, MI),  Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel), and Parsons School of Photography (New York, NY). Having recently moved her studio from New York to Los Angeles,  and embracing both a physical and mental sense of space, the form, line, and color in her paintings have visually opened up, as she explores the expansive ideas of self, sexuality, mass, and movement.

Austyn recently curated her first group exhibition, “We The People,” a benefit for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, chosen as an Artforum “Critics’ Pick,” which included 21 artists such as Friends with You, Stephanie Sarley, Jen Stark, Andrea Marie Breiling, and Yung Jake. Austyn has had solo and group exhibitions in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.  www.austynweiner.com