MICHELLE WEINBERG is a visual artist living and working in Miami Beach. She creates works in painting and collage, designs rugs, tiles, mosaic and paint murals, and produces art for architecture and public spaces. Her imagery inhabits a “Pretend Dimension” in which elastic perspectives, personalized geometries and fictitious architecture elaborate stage-set like narratives. Her works in all media integrate her vision of vivid backdrops for human activity.
Weinberg is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from homesession and Fundacion Valparaiso, both in Spain, Millay Colony, MacDowell Colony, Tigertail Artist Access Grants, an Artist Enhancement Grant and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida, a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in Visual and Media Art, a FIVA Fellowship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, a Visual Arts fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic, among others.
Exhibitions include Cyan Gallery in Barcelona, Dorsch Gallery in Miami, The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College in Fort Myers, FL, Lesley Heller Workspace and Kathryn Markel Fine Art in NY, Inventory in Miami’s Design District, Escape the Room at Farside Gallery, Miami, Nordisk kunst Plattform, Norway, and The Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Museum exhibitions include Islip Art Museum in NY, New Work Miami 2010 at Miami Art Museum, The Provincetown Art Museum, MA, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the Wolfsonian Museum/FIU in Miami Beach.
Public Art projects include Shelf Life, an ersatz storefront in the Dupont Building, downtown Miami, GroundCover/DanceSteps sidewalk and crosswalk art for the City of Tampa, FL, Hand Painted Warehouse for Locust Projects in Miami, Shadow Canopy cement tile and SunBlocks hand-knotted rug for Miami-Dade County’s GSA Trade Shops Facility, and a glass mosaic mural, Paseo, for One Miami Riverwalk.
Weinberg received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has been a visiting artist and instructor at Tyler School of Art, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Miami International University of Art and Design, Kenyon College, and a mentor at Transart Institute MFA Program in Linz, Austria. A project consultant to museums and non-profits, she develops curricula, artist residencies, workshops and mentorship programs for teens, including Brick x Brick, an after-school program of Miami Art Museum.
Weinberg is founding principal of IPO, an ongoing artistic collaboration, and she is co-founder of Available Space, activating neighborhoods with temporary public art. Weinberg has been Creative Director of Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale since 2006. Her work has been published in HOME Miami, Elle Decoration, Design Bureau, The New York Times, The Miami Herald, ICON magazine (UK), Metropolis online, El Nuevo Herald, Miami Modern Luxury, World Architecture News, Cover magazine, Miami New Times, Florida Inside/Out, and is featured in the 2014 Louis Vuitton Miami City Guide, and the books Graphic USA and Miami Contemporary Artists.