Rachel Mica Weiss

Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986) is a sculptor and installation artist. Her site-specific installations explore themes of tension and control, as well as the relationship between weaving and architecture. Her sculptures are composed of cast forms, wood constructions, and hand-braided elements that balance uneasily against each other or are hopelessly intertwined. Weiss holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, and she is a 2011 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship. Her solo exhibitions include Countermeasures at Montserrat College of Art, MA (2015), In Place at Fridman Gallery, NY (2014), and Engulfing the Elusory at the San Francisco Arts Commission (2013). Group exhibition venues include: BravinLee Programs, NY;
Storefront Ten Eyck, NY; SohoHouse, NY; SOMArts Cultural Center, SF; and the Fiber Philadelphia Biennial, PA.

Weiss has been commissioned to create permanent, largescale installations for 1 Hotel in Brooklyn, NY; the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, through the State Department’s Art in Embassies Program; and the lobby of MediaMath’s 4 World Trade Center office. She has also created large-scale installations for Norwood in Chelsea; Nassau Community College, in Long Island, NY; and PULSE New York, 2015. Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Hyperallergic, and has also appeared in the Bad at Sports blog and several international publications. Weiss has also lectured and taught at a variety of undergraduate institutions and has participated in several local and international residencies; she was also the 2015 Visual Artist in Residence for the Chelsea Music Festival. Weiss lives and works in Brooklyn as a resident of the chashama studio program.

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