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ELAINE CAMERON-WEIR
TOKYO OMOTESANDO 
 

"SNAKE X", 2019 COPPER, ENAMEL, CHAIN METAL SCREEN

ELAINE CAMERON-WEIR WAS BORN IN ALBERTA, CANADA IN 1985 AND NOW LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK. SHE ASSEMBLES CONTRASTING NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL ELEMENTS INTO SCULPTURAL ENTITIES USING MATERIALS SHE IS DRAWN TO FOR THEIR FUNCTIONAL OR PROVISIONAL ATTRIBUTES. THE REPURPOSING OF FOUND OBJECTS FROM THE SCIENTIFIC AND MILITARY INDUSTRIES TO FORM LARGER EXPERIMENTAL SETTINGS MARKS A DIVERGENCE WITH HER USE OF EPHEMERA SUCH AS OPEN FLAME, VARIOUS SCENTED COMPONENTS, HEAT AND SAND AS WELL AS UNALTERED NATURAL OBJECTS LIKE GIANT CLAM SHELLS. REPETITION, MODULARITY, SYMMETRY AND ADAPTABILITY ARE IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF HER WORK. HER COMBINATIONS OF TACTILE MATERIALS AND SENSORY ENGAGEMENT OFTEN RECALL ALLUSIONS TO SCIENCE FICTION OR THE ALCHEMICAL PROCESSES OF MUTATION AND REGENERATION.

SHE STUDIED AT THE ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN, AND LATER AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, EARNING HER MFA IN 2010. SHE HAS HAD RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS AT THE DORTMUNDER KUNSTVEREIN IN GERMANY, STORM KING ART CENTER IN NEW WINDSOR, NEW YORK AS WELL AS AT THE NEW MUSEUM, NEW YORK, HANNAH HOFFMAN GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, NEW YORK, VENUS OVER LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES, GALERIE RODOLPHE JANSSEN , BRUSSELS, RAMIKEN CRUCIBLE, NEW YORK AND THROUGH THE BELLWETHER OFF-SITE PROJECT OF THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART, AMONG OTHERS. HER WORK HAS BEEN SHOWN AT REMAI MODERN IN SASKATOON, CANADA AT THE MONTRÉAL BIENNALE, MONTREAL, CANADA; THE FELLBACH TRIENNIALE, FELLBACH, GERMANY; AND IN NUMEROUS GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING AT LUXEMBOURG AND DAYAN, NEW YORK, JTT GALLERY, NEW YORK, SIMON LEE, HONG KONG, CENTRUM PRO SOUČASNÉ UMĚNÍ FUTURA, PRAGUE; LISSON GALLERY, LONDON; 1857, OSLO; CROY NIELSON, BERLIN AND GALLERIA D’ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA DI BERGAMO, BERGAMO, ITALY. HER WORK BELONGS TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, AND WAS THE FOCUS OF A CURATORIAL PROJECT THERE CALLED OBJECTS OF DESIRE . HER WRITING HAS APPEARED IN PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE, FLASH ART, AND NOVEL. SHE CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN NEW YORK.

ONE OMOTESANDO 1F
KITA-AOYAMA 3-5-29
MINATO-KU TOKYO
107-0061