SHOSHANNA WEINBERGER 

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Weinberger’s work relates to her Caribbean-American background and draws strongly on the complexity of heritage and assumed norms as she goes about defining the female archetype. Referencing herself among a sea of antiquated stereotypes, adolescent memory and current subjects as a source, Weinberger renders her female muses as excessive, sexualized, some passive and others dominant that question notions of beauty. Her new body of work explores “one drop” rule. Solo shows include: What Makes My Hottentot so Hot at the Solo(s) Project House, Newark, (2012); Sometimes All of Me is Not Enough at Carol Jazzar Contemporary, Miami, (2012); Potbelly Pin-Ups: Out Of Many One, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, (2014). Selected group exhibitions: Acts of Alterity, Nomad Gallery, Brussels, (2012); Mutations, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2014); America Through Artists Eyes, New Jersey State Museum, (2014); TREK: Following Journeys, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa (2015); Fabulous, Shirin Gallery, NYC (2015); Lush, SMAC Gallery, Stellenboch, South Africa (2015). Jamaican Pulse, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK (2016); Modern Heroics, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ. (2016): Material Matters: Water, Pigment, and Light, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC (2016); and Collage Effects: Art of the African Dispora, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ (2016). Weinberger was included in the 2013 Martinique Biennale; five-time participant in the Jamaica Biennial, National Gallery of Jamaica, from 2006 and in the 2017 exhibition.  Awards/Fellowships: 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. 2015 Joan Mitchell Center, Artist-in-Residence, New Orleans. Awarded a 2016 Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts; and is recently a 2017 Artist-in-Residence, The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ.

Public collections include New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; The Sagamore Collection, Miami, FL; Girls Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL.; Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Weinberger received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1995 and a MFA from Yale School of Art, Yale University in 2003. She lives and works in Newark, New Jersey.