Mia Weiner

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Fiber and Material Studies

Through poetics of the body, Mia investigates where bodies meet, cross, tangle, and where they pull away. Her large scale tapestries, included in her most recent solo exhibition at Ochi Projects in LA, look critically at power hierarchies within gender dynamics and the depiction of the body throughout history. Mediating photography through cloth, the works function as both image and object and explore the psychology of human relationships, proxemics, and the contemporary cloth. Engaging in histories of portraiture, Mia uses her own body in each weaving, along with the models she choreographs. In moments of erasure, subjectivities are removed, but the bodies assert their power by gazing back. Mia currently lives and works in Chicago and has exhibited internationally including in New York, London, Berlin, Athens, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Miami, and Washington DC. Mia is represented by Tappan Collective.