Austyn Weiner (b. 1989, Miami, FL) studied photography at the University of Michigan and Parsons School of Design prior to relocating to Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works. Drawing from her experience with regimented routines in the dark room, Weiner forges a direct channel from emotion to action in her painting process. It begins by creating a patina of history, utilizing freeform gesture and color with limitless expression before she “carves” out the final images. Imbued with visceral responses to current events and the female experience, Weiner’s paintings vacillate between figuration and abstraction. Intuitive line work, amorphous forms and a vibrant color palette playfully dissociate from stasis while pointing to the paradoxical nature of binaries. Select solo and group exhibitions include Harper’s Apartment, New York (2021); König Galerie, Berlin (2021); Fredericks & Freiser, New York (2021); Carl Kostyál, London (2020); Library Street Collective, Detroit (2020); Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2020); The Pit, Glendale, California (2020); Rental Gallery, East Hampton, New York (2020); Journal Gallery, New York (2019); and Bill Brady Gallery, Miami (2018). Weiner's work was recently acquired by the He Art Museum (HEM) in Guangdong Province, China. Her work has been featured in publications such as Artforum, Artnet, and Vogue.