Philadelphia-born Mimi Weisbord studied at the Philadelphia College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Illinois. She attended the Art School of the Brooklyn Museum on a Max Beckmann Fellowship, then lived and painted for 3 years in Rome.
Random Acts of Still Life : Ground Level
Exhibition of November 25 – December 27, 2014 New paintings by Mimi Weisbord at Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea reflect the detritus of construction/destruction/excavation in streets of New York City. No longer painting picturesque foreign locales, Weisbord gets down to the nitty-gritty debris at ground level in the city – its accidental scenarios. While subject matter is culled from trolling the streets of lower Manhattan, the paintings evolve in the studio to the cacophony of drilling, sand blasting, and jack-hammers breaking asphalt below. The resulting works embrace these “random acts of still life” as metaphors for an interior and exterior reality. An act of mourning – nature now completely abandoned.
December 2014; Seen From a Window: recent paintings, Mexico/New York,
March 2011; Silences: Landscape Paintings, Prints and Small Works”
September, 2007,At Home Away From Home, paintings of Mexico and Greece
October 2005 – all at Prince Street Gallery; and a one-person show, Patzcuaro: Puerta del Cielo (retrospective of 6 years of painting in Patzcuaro) at Museo de Artes in Michoacan, Mexico,
February 2004. Her solo show About the House at Gallery 107 in Brooklyn, was reviewed in Art in America in 1996. Previously the Getler/Pall Gallery at 50 W. 57th St. NYC, hosted her solo show entitled Wallworks.
Four artists, PSG, 2012; Taller Michoacan, Museum of Printing History, San Antonio,Texas, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Centro Cultural, Patzcuaro, Mexico; the Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY (curated by Karen Shaw); P.S.1, Long Island City, NY; Albany Institute of Art; Jersey City State College; Cooperstown Museum (curated by Holland Cotter), Syracuse University and the Brooklyn Museum.
In New York City:The New Museum; Cooper-Hewitt Museum; Soho Center For the Visual Arts;
Manhattan Graphics Center; Organization for Independent Artists (artist’s books, curated by Esther Smith); and Franklin Furnace (artist’s books curated by Lucy Lippard). Also Getler-Pall; Frank Marino; Kathryn Markel; A.I.R.; Prince Street and Blue Mountain galleries; and the Grey Art Gallery at NYU.
Awards CAPS Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts; City Arts Workshop Mural Commission from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; P.S.1 Studio Program residency, Long Island City, NY; two residencies at the Cummington Community for the Arts, Cummington, MA; and three residencies at Produccion Grafica del Antiguo Colegio Jesuita in Patzcuaro, Mexico.
Collections Time-Life; Amoco; Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett; Milbank Tweed Hatley & McCloy; Franklin Furnace Archives (now at the Museum of Modern Art); the University of Illinois; Dr. Alma Bond, Dr. Katya Brant, Joanna Brown, Dr. Eugene Carroll, Sidney Lewis, Raymond Learsy, Raphael Soyer, Howard and Joanna Ross, David and Frances McCollough, Dr. Katherine Keenan, El Centro Cultural de Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, Patzcuaro, Mexico; and El Museo de la Stampa, Mexico D.F.