Jamia Weir "Hand Stand"
Jamia Weir "Hand Stand" 2020
Mixed Media, Fabric, yarn, thread
Dimensions 44.5 x 43 x 0.5 in
Signed on Verso, includes certificate of authenticity.
Jamia Weir is a multi-disciplinary artist and elementary art teacher in Los Angeles. Jamia received an M.A. 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,” 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. Jamia became an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2017, returning to the location of her undergraduate work. Jamia recently completed a series of artworks that utilizes plastic bags to comment on identity and consumerism. She also enjoys utilizing recyclable and waste materials with students in order to encourage environmental mindfulness. Jamia is currently engaged in the study of “improv” quilting, which she is applying to her fiber artworks, after being an improv/indie comedy performer on stage. Utilizing her intuition and a “yes, and...” approach, she follows the thread of conversation with both her artwork and natural emotional responses to the present, tense and uncertain times.
This artwork is currently featured in "Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness" group exhibition at The Untitled Space.
For more information on the exhibition visit our website.