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Mia Weiner


Instagram: @miaweiner

Responding to the historical textile, Mia Weiner creates intimate declarations that explore identity, gender, and the psychology of human relationships. She hand-weaves each tapestry in her Los Angeles studio. Mia received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2020) and her BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013. Her work has been exhibited internationally including in New York, London, Berlin, LA, Miami, and Chicago. 




2020                 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

                         MFA in Fiber & Material Studies        


2013                   Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

                          BFA in Fiber             graduated cum laude


2008                  Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA

                          The Oxbow School, Napa, Ca



Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2022                  Foreplay, OCHI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2021                   Head(less): Adam Beris and Mia Weiner, OCHI Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2020                  If not you, OCHI Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                          Mia Weiner: Artist Projects, The Suburban, Milwaukee, WI

2019                   Naked Lunch with Ricardo Partida, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2014                   Attached, Gallery 788, Baltimore, MD


Selected Group Exhibitions

2023                  Monochrome, Good Mother Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                          The Art Party x Unicef, Christie's, Beverly Hills, CA

                          Resolution Substandard, Wonzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                          Between You and Me, Mey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2022                  Indecent: Erotic Lace Miniatures, WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town, South Africa

                          Gaze Interrupted, CULT Bureau, Oakland, CA

2021                   Expanded Field, OCHI Aux, Los Angeles, CA

                          Hand to Machine: A Metamorphosis, Textile Resource LA, Los Angeles, CA

                          Get a Load of This, Daniel Raphael Gallery, London, UK

                          March Exhibit, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO 

2020                  Direct Sunlight, LVL3, Chicago, IL

                          The Future of our Plans, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

                          Utopian Living, Kleinart/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY

                          Distant Future, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

                          Launch, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2019                   Terrain Biennial, Iowa City, IA

                          Ideal: the World as We Want It, Sullivan Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL

                          Real: the World as We See It, Sullivan Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL 

                          Gender in the Balance, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

                          Frayed: Fiber Beyond Craft, Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL

                          Coming into Being, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2018                   MFA Open Studios, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2017                   Preserve/Subvert, Sager Braudis Gallery, Columbia, MO            

                          Permanent Parabasis, Gallery 99, Providence, RI

Press and Publications

2023              Mia Weiner on art as a language to understand the world, shifting narratives from the past, & weaving as a meditative act.

                              Hopper Prize and Mia Weiner, 26 April 2023

2020              Social Distancing Studio Visits. Kipp, Caroline, and Mia Weiner, 8 Dec. 2020


                      Curator Chelsea Nassib on the Power of Emerging Artists. Freestone, Camille. Coveteur, 10 Nov. 2020


                      Through the Haze: Mia Weiner’s Surreal Scenes of Plants and Intimacy. Williams, Marin. The Studio Plant, edited by Rebecca Goodman, 2020.

                      Studio Visit - Mia Weiner. Tappan Collective, and Mia Weiner. Tappan Collective, 9 July 2020, 


2016              Party Talks: Things Got Personal, Carly Aimi, Opening Ceremony,  8 July 2016,



Professional Activities


2021                  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Open Studio Residency

                         Acre Artist Residency

                         Fresh Start, HOLA, Los Angeles, CA

2020                 Artist in Residence, The Proper Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

2019                  Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency

                         Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Residency

                         Artist Lecture Mia Weiner: Attached at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

                         Research Assistant for the Textile Research Center at the Art Institute of Chicago

                         2013 Speaker for THIRTY: 30 Creative Minds Under 30, Maryland Art Place


Honors and Awards


Hooper Prize Finalist, VCU Fountainhead Fellowship Finalist, Vermont Studio Center Artist's Grant, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony Grant, SAIC Incentive Scholarship, SAIC Grant, Speaker for "Show and Tell" at the Kinsey Institute for Sex , Young Contemporaries Juror Award, Materials: Hard and Soft Juror Award, NICHE Award Student Finalist, International Emerging Artist Award recognition, MICA Trustee Award, MICA Talent Recognition Award, Neil and Sayra Meyerhoff Scholar Award


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