Jamia Weir "Beehive Alive"
Jamia Weir "Beehive Alive" 2020
Textile Art: Assorted fabrics including upcycled from personal wardrobe, wool
Dimensions: 18.25in x 15.5in x 1.25in
Signed on Verso, Includes Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Jamia Weir is a multidisciplinary artist and elementary art teacher in Los Angeles whose teaching is intertwined with her art practice. She often utilizes recyclable and waste materials both with her students and in her own work in order to promote environmental mindfulness. Weir received an MA of Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014. Her thesis work about Arts Integration and Eco-Art Education was published in 2016 in the national journal Art Education, in an article entitled “The Way the Light Hits a Web,” which was consequently quoted in the U.S. Department of Education’s quarterly newsletter. She obtained a Fund For Teachers fellowship to attend The International Center For the Arts in Umbria, Italy also in 2016. Weir became an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2017, returning to the location of her undergraduate work. Pre-pandemic, she was improvising on Los Angeles stages, but since quarantine she has been engaging in “improv quilting,” creating textiles and sculptures from intuition to ease the natural emotional responses to the present tense and uncertain times. Weir has accepted a 5-month artist residency at Byrdcliffe Art Colony in Woodstock, New York, where she’ll be continuing her body of fiber artworks and reconnecting with nature in a live/work cottage amidst the trees and other artists beginning in May 2021.
Learn more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.
This artwork is currently featured in The Untitled Space group show " UNRAVELED: Confronting The Fabric Of Fiber Art" On View at The Untitled Space from April 17 - May 28th, 2021. For more info visit: https://untitled-space.com/