Cheyenne Weaver is a multidiciplinary artist who works in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California. Her recent work addresses our problematic relationship with the environment and the anxieties of living on the precipice of extinction. Her use of natural materials such as foraged clay, pigments, plants, and the endemic pollutants that are found along side them are often paired with documentation of political upheval. The work points to an existential rupture of what’s real and the limits of language to measure the chaos. She earned a BFA from CalArts and a Masters in social design from the Austin Center for Design.
Born in Mexico, Cheyenne grew up in Austin and has spent time in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She has exhibited at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (2015); Grey Gallery, New York (2009); Parrish Art Museum, Southampton (2009); University of Houston Blaffer Gallery (2008); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (2008); Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona (2006); the Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles (2005); Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica (2005); and Machine Project, Los Angeles (2005).