Artist Statement

My recent work is driven by a deep desire to connect with Place. I use natural materials as a poetic alchemy to fill the void in relation that we’ve lost as a culture through colonialism. By researching myth, material, and history, I aim to develop a better understanding of the more-than-human world, and draw out the often dark or ironic narratives hidden within.


Cheyenne Weaver (b. San Miguel de Allende, México) is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and drawing. Weaver grew up in Austin and has spent time in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. She received a BFA from CalArts in 2004 and a Masters in social design from AC4D in 2011. Her work has been exhibited most recently at the The Contemporary Austin, Big Medium (Austin), as well as the Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs), Grey Gallery (New York); Parrish Art Museum (Southampton); the University of Houston Blaffer Gallery (Houston); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LACE (Los Angeles); Pomona College Museum of Art (Pomona); the Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena); Shoshana Wayne Gallery (Santa Monica); and Machine Project (Los Angeles). Cheyenne lives and works in Austin, Texas.