Cheyenne Weaver (b. San Miguel de Allende, México) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. Her recent work addresses our problematic relationship with the environment and the anxieties of living on the precipice of extinction. Her use of natural materials such as foraged clay, pigments, plants, and the endemic pollutants that are found along side them are often paired with documentation of political upheval. The work points to an existential rupture of what’s real and the limits of language to measure the chaos.
Weaver grew up in Austin and has spent time in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She received a BFA from CalArts in 2004 and a Masters in social design from AC4D in 2011. Her work has been exhibited most recently at Big Medium (Austin), as well as the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs), Grey Gallery (New York); Parrish Art Museum (Southampton); the University of Houston Blaffer Gallery (Houston); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LACE (Los Angeles); Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona); the Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena); Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica); and Machine Project (Los Angeles). Cheyenne lives and works in Austin, Texas.