• size 62" × 40" × 10"
  • year 2013
  • medium Cast cement, braided leather and polypropylene rope, cotton thread, and steel pipe
  • framed N/A
  • price Upon Request
“The 'Submit/Submerge' series engages weight, gravity, tension, and balance. Hand-braided leather elements and unique cast objects hang in a delicate balance with one another in each of the pieces in this series.” — Rachel Mica Weiss
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About the Artist

Rachel mica weiss

Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986) combines textile languages with the density of stone, cast forms, and wood constructions to create sculptures and installations embedded with gravity. Her practice, rooted in the craft of weaving, explores various iterations of tension and of barriers—real, imaginary, and self-imposed.

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In 2011, Weiss received the San Francisco Foundation Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in Fine Arts, awarded to Bay Area graduate students of exceptional promise. She has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center (2012) and at Village des Arts in Dakar, Senegal (2006). Solo exhibitions include In Place at Fridman Gallery (New York) in 2014 and Engulfing the Elusory at the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2013. She has also exhibited her work at Nassau Community College, Storefront Ten Eyck, SOMArts Cultural Center, and the Fiber Philadelphia Biennial. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, China’s Contemporary Artists Magazine, and Peru’s El Grito magazine.

Weiss holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is a resident of the Chashama Studio Program.

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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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