About the Artist
My latest paintings are a series of figures I titled “Avatars”, gouache on handmade Twinrocker paper, 40” x 14”. The intent of the Avatar series is to focus attention on particular behaviors we see around us in this time of racial inequality, cultural upheaval, climate change, pandemic, and the deepening economic divide.
I use the tall narrow format to emphasize the corporality of the figure. These characters are ready to act, challenge, persevere. In true Avatar fashion, they possess the different emotional and behavioral qualities we project to the world. There is a crystallization of character through pattern design, intense color and hard edges. In the end, the Avatars are a more elaborate extension of ourselves.
Weaver has exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the International Triennial, Poland, SuperMarket Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, Platforms Art Fair, Athens, Greece, Dubuque Museum, Rockford Museum, Vision Museum, San Diego, Ukrainian Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Museum of Art and Design, NYC. Solo shows include The Art Center of Highland Park, Illinois, Vision Art Museum, San Diego, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, Chicago State University, Gordon Center for Integrative Art, University of Chicago, Concordia College, Olympia Centre, Chicago and Goshen College, Indiana. Three quilts in a series, “Guns Are Us”, are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Honors include an Illinois Arts Grant, National Endowment for the Arts studio grant, Quilt National Emerging Artist Award, Juror’s Award at the Evanston and Vicinity show, Dubuque Museum acquisition award, Rockford Museum Juror’s Award, Mayor Award for the Arts, Highland Park, Il. Weaver worked as an art educator in the public schools. She received an MA from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.