Paul Weiner American, b. 1993

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 non-profit and university museums such as Mana Contemporary, HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage CollegeLeeds Arts University, and York St John University as well as a variety of international gallery exhibitions in Australia, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.