Rachel Mica Weiss

Rachel Mica Weiss (b. 1986) is a sculptor and installation artist. Her site-specific installations explore themes of tension and control, as well as the relationship between weaving and architecture. Her sculptures are composed of cast forms, wood constructions, and hand-braided elements that balance uneasily against each other or are hopelessly intertwined. Weiss holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.F.A. in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute, and she is a 2011 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation Murphy and CadoganFellowship. Her solo exhibitions include Countermeasures at Montserrat College of Art, MA (2015), In Place at Fridman Gallery, NY (2014) and Engulfing the Elusory at the San Francisco Arts Commission (2013). Group exhibition venues include: LMAK Gallery, NY; BravinLee Programs, NY; Storefront Ten Eyck, NY; SohoHouse, NY; SOMArts Cultural Center, SF; BLAM Los Angeles, CA; and the Fiber Philadelphia Biennial, PA. Weiss has been commissioned to create permanent, large-scale installations for 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park; The Ashland in Brooklyn, NY; the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, through the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program; and the lobby of MediaMath’s4 World Trade Center office. She has also created large-scale installations for venues including Norwood in Chelsea; Nassau Community College, in Long Island, NY; and PULSE New York, 2015.  Her work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle, and has appeared in Hyperallergic, and Bad at Sports, and several international publications. Weiss lives and works in Brooklyn.