Rachel Mica Weiss


Saturday, November 17, 2018 through
Saturday, December 15, 2018


Saturday, November 17, 2018 through
Saturday, January 12, 2019

Rachel Mica Weiss

Rachel Mica Weiss received a B.A. in Psychology from Oberlin College in 2008 and continued on to complete her M.F.A at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2012. She received the 2011 Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in 2011. After her studies, Weiss relocated to New York City. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at LMAK Gallery in New York, NY; Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA; Fridman Gallery in New York, NY; and the San Francisco Art Commission, San Francisco, CA. Furthermore. Weiss has completed permanent public installations at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Allen Center in Houston, TX; 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, NY; the Ashland in Brooklyn, NY; and the MediaMath's 4 World Trade Center office.


Implementing her education in psychology, Rachel Mica Weiss, examines the experiential nature of architectural forms in relation to the human body. These themes are accentuated by her trained use of weaving within her practice. The craft of weaving carries deep implications of control, historically in wall hangings and tapestries, as well as the construction of garments, as encasing the human form. Drawing on the rich histories of making she expands her conversations and explorations to architecture.

Weiss’s artistic processes are developed from weaving techniques and are used to create installations and sculptures that serve as obstacles and interventions. Weiss’s Woven Screens series is an example of how she uses weaving as a means to create a dialogue between the human body and a room. By deconstructing a tapestry and threading her sculpture by hand she implicates the human body into the conversation of weavings as a means to control a room. The complexity in Weiss’s work is about creating spatial awareness of one's body and to consider the interventions that happen because of it. Furthermore, her work navigates the interference architectural structures play on a landscape and the bodily implications with it.


While in residence at Lux Weiss will continue her Topographies series. In an attempt to reclaim the geographies lost by the construction of our Lux campus, Weiss will construct a monumental installation of aluminum rods hanging from the ceiling of the Artist Pavilion. Her constructed environments will envelop the visitors as they walk in, around, and through her piece.