Paul Weiner was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1993. He received a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 2015. Weiner’s primary focus is a form of abstract painting that is imbued with political and social meaning, simultaneously riffing on neo-expressionism and post-conceptual painting. He is also a conceptual sculptor. Many of Weiner’s recent works grapple with America’s contemporary identity and history, generating abstract, obscured, and distressed representations of a culture in flux. Weiner’s library of symbols often included in his paintings includes references to the American flag, art history, sports, folk history, the legal system, and the military industrial complex.
Weiner’s works have been included in exhibitions at Krupic Kersting Galerie, Cologne, Germany; TWFINEART, Brisbane, Australia; Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL; Durden and Ray Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Re:Art, Brooklyn, NY; HF Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, Wisconsin; SABOT/MIMI/FASTER, Berlin, Germany; Long Road Projects, Jacksonville, Florida; Alto Gallery, Denver, Colorado; Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; YIA Art Fair, Brussels Belgium; ARTBandini Fair, Los Angeles, California; and CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA among others.