On Emily Weiner

On Emily Weiner

Highlighting the artist's practice and newly released edition with ART FOR CHANGE
 Emily Weiner, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.

Take a closer look at Nashville-based artist Emily Weiner’s newest limited edition print, Confluence, which is now available for purchase at artforchange.com

Emily Weiner’s paintings consider the art canon through a feminist and Jungian lens. By reconfiguring symbols which have been recycled throughout the history of art, her work questions how archetypal images are shared across generations—and how familiar symbols might be reordered to generate new, collective understanding. Weiner approaches each painting intuitively, and by working in many layers of paint, finds synchronicity in combinations of colors, forms, and symbols. She creates multimedia frames to further demarcate spaces of suspended disbelief in each of her paintings.


Confluence, 2024
14 x 11.5 inches
Archival Pigment Print

Limited edition of 15 with 5AP + 1PP
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by the artist

In Confluence, a pair of symmetrical curtain panels frame a gradient sky distinguished by a celestial body that resides singularly at the center of the composition. Typically interpreted as a moon, this circular motif recurs throughout most of Weiner’s paintings, intended as a reference to the notion of eternal return. Meanwhile, the curtains harken back to the theater stages that inspire the artist, while signifying the unveiling of common perception. For this limited edition series, the artist has hand-embellished each print by adding a gouache vermillion moon and a constellation of stars—the latter of which is varied in placement and color temperature.


Emily Weiner hand-embellishing her print, Confluence, 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.


Emily Weiner (b. 1981 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American painter living and working in Nashville, TN. She received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Select solo and group exhibitions include: KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany (2024); Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, USA (2024); Entrée, Bergen, Norway (2023); Kunsthall Grenland, Porsgrunn, Norway (2023); Huxley-Parlour, London, UK (2023); Andrea Festa Fine Art, Rome, Italy (2023); Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, USA (2023); Pentimenti, Philadelphia, USA (2023); Wespace, Shanghai, China (2022), Gerdarsafn Museum, Kopavogur, Iceland (2017); and Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2016). She has been a Visiting Artist/Scholar at the American Academy in Rome; Artist Resident at The Cooper Union, New York, NY; and Artist-in-Residence at The Banff Centre, Canada. She was a winner of the Hopper Prize (2022), an awardee of the Current Art Fund through The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2021), and a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Fellowship (2022 and 2023). Her paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA and Kunsthall Grenland in Porsgrunn, Norway.

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