Working across painting, collage, photography and installation, Grace Weinrib explores how the key compositional elements at work in each of these practices – such as materials, gestures, colours and codes – can be broken down, cut-up and reassembled elsewhere. She often builds her work from personal collections of found materials, including cutouts from books, found photographs, magazines, index cards, old stationary items, postcard collections, comic books, how-to-paint instruction guides, and so on. These are subsequently rearranged, annotated, sketched upon or painted over to produce colourful and evocative assemblages, ranging from works on paper to larger scale wall-based installations.
At Gasworks, Weinrib produced a body of work that was directly influenced by her experience of London, using found materials collected during regular journeys around the city. She also developed a log book which reflected on her artistic development during the residency that was displayed on the walls of her studio. In another series of works developed in her studio, Weinrib worked over images collected from a book of Shaker furniture.
Grace Weinrib graduated with a BA from the Finis Terrae University in Santiago, Chile. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Chile and abroad at venues such as the Casa de las Américas in Cuba and the Museum of Visual Arts in Chile. In 2014 she participated in the exhibition ‘Under 30 ? Painting in Chile’, which took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chile and presented her first solo show at the Die Ecke Gallery in Santiago, Chile, where she lives and works.
Grace Weinrib’s residency is supported by Fundación AMA and she is hosted in the Juan Yarur Torres Residency Studio.