Cheyenne Weaver (b. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. Weaver grew up in Austin and has spent time in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She received a BFA from CalArts in 2004 and a masters in social design from Austin Center for Design in 2011. Her work has been exhibited most recently at Gay Duck (Austin), Big Medium (Austin), as well as the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs), Grey Gallery (New York); Parrish Art Museum (Southampton); the University of Houston Blaffer Gallery (Houston); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LACE (Los Angeles); Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona); Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica); and Machine Project (Los Angeles). Cheyenne lives and works in Austin, Texas.
Cheyenne Weaver is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. Her recent work addresses the anxieties of living on the precipice of drastic change and the disruption of normative hierarchy. Her use of natural materials, stains, and plants are methods for building Place and revealing histories that may have been white-washed or forgotten. The work points to an existential rupture of categories and the radical potential in mutation.
Crit Group 2020 Group Exhibition features work by eight artists who completed The Contemporary Austin's program that combines group critique with professional development to support the holistic artistic practice of local artists.
During a challenging year, the Crit Group program aspired to build a supportive community of Austin artists and to sustain and strengthen their practices with input from each other and established professionals in the field. The culminating exhibition is on view at grayDUCK Gallery November 14 through December 13, 2020, free and open to the public by appointment. Dynamic and relevant, it features new work in diverse media by these eight talented Austin-based artists: Annie Arnold, Rakhee Jain Desai, Lydia Garcia, Sean Ripple, Alexandra Robinson, Saul Jerome E. San Juan, Michael Stephen and Cheyenne Weaver.
The Contemporary Austin aspires to be the contemporary art museum for Austin and an essential part of city life. Through its unique combination of urban and outdoor sites, The Contemporary will embody an eclectic and collaborative spirit.