Rachel mica weiss

About the Artist

Rachel mica weiss

Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986) is a Brooklyn and Pittsburgh-based installation artist and sculptor. Her sculptural practice incorporates stone, cast forms, and textile languages—components that balance uneasily, vie for dominance, or are inextricably intertwined—to generate works embedded with gravity and tension. Her large-scale installations and Woven Screens are rooted in the craft of weaving, its technical processes, historical uses, and relationships to architecture. Using an environment’s unique architectural elements as her framework, her interventions nod to textiles’ historical use as a means to divide and control space, drawing attention to constraints within both physical and psychological spaces. Weiss’s work, which reconstitutes various boundaries, asks us to reimagine our so-called barriers as flexible, passable, and porous.

Events & Exhibitions

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Art Fairs PULSE, Miami Beach

12/05/19 - 12/08/19

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Rachel Mica Weiss
  • Rachel Mica Weiss tells us how she's using more color in her work, using installation spaces to their full potential, and her enduring interest in boundaries.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Rachel Mica Weiss
  • Sculptor and installation artist Rachel Mica Weiss gives us a first look at her newest project at the Ashland in Brooklyn.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Ashland
  • Take a tour of The Ashland, a new residential building located in the Brooklyn Cultural District, with artwork curated by Uprise Art.
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  • In Good Company
  • U.S. Embassy in Bishkek
  • Installation artist Rachel Mica Weiss takes us behind the scenes of her latest large-scale installation, "Immanent Topographies", at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Rachel on large-scale installations
  • Rachel Mica Weiss gives us a look at her projects from the past two years, from Kyrgyzstan to Brooklyn, to share how she puts together her site-specific sculptures.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Rachel on 'Woven Screens'
  • Rachel Mica Weiss shows us how she conceives and constructs her thread-based series of 'Woven Screens'.

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