Paul Weiner Paul Weiner


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. Many of Weiner’s recent paintings and sculptures grapple with America’s contemporary identity and history, generating abstract, obscured, and distressed representations of a culture in flux. He is also known for his site-specific social media paintings, which can be found on Instagram. Weiner’s paintings contain a library of symbols that refer to the American flag, art history, cultural hybridity, sports, folk history, the legal system, and the military industrial complex.

Weiner’s works have been included in solo and group exhibitions at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX; Krupic Kersting Galerie, Cologne, Germany; Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia; TWFINEART, Brisbane, Australia; Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL; Pablo’s Birthday, New York, New York; Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX; 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; se! rum, Aarhus, Denmark; Alto Gallery, Denver, Colorado; Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO; Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany; Chabah Yelmani Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; YIA Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium; ARTBandini Fair, Los Angeles, California; Miscellaneous Press, Los Angeles, California; Leeds College of Art, Leeds, UK; York St. John University, York, UK; and CTRL+SHFT, Oakland, CA among others. He has participated in residencies and visiting artist engagements at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York; Long Road Projects, Jacksonville, Florida; Miscellaneous Press, Los Angeles, California; and Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado. At Syracuse University, Weiner received the Augusta Hazard and Roswell Hill awards while studying under Kevin Larmon, Sharon Gold, Jerome Witkin, and Andrew Havenhand. In 2019, Kehinde Wiley commissioned Weiner to create paintings on site at his Black Rock Senegal residency.