|Blurbarian Since||October 2008|
|My Web Site||www.kweaverarts.com|
|Location||Highland Park, IL|
|My Occupation||Fiber Artist|
Kathy Weaver’s unique explorations of science and technology, namely through robots, are singular. Utilizing the fiber media, Weaver’s airbrushed paintings on fabric stand alone for their originality and design. Her unusual designs often include robots and/or cellular, organic forms.
Trained as a painter, Weaver’s early work was of a political nature. She gravitated to the medium of fabric as a way to engage a larger audience to view the message of her works. An example of her early fiber work is a series of three quilts, “Guns Are Us” portraying hand-gun violence in Chicago.
Three of her works are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Weaver exhibits nationally and internationally. She received the Cathy Rasmussen Emerging Artist Memorial Award at Quilt National ’07 and has an extensive exhibition history which currently includes SAQA: Twelve Voices (Dennos Museum Center, Travese City) and recently included a two women show at the College of