ELAINE WEINER-REED

 

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Biography

 

 

   Elaine Weiner-Reed is an award-winning, internationally known Visual Artist. Bilingual in French (M.A. from Middlebury University, VT; B.A and B.S. from West Chester State College (University), PA; minored in Sculpture), Weiner-Reed currently resides in Maryland, where she has lived and worked for over 37 years as a professional language analyst, artist, and writer. She engages as a creative mentor and research associate with professionals at Johns Hopkins University Human Language Technology Center of Excellence. Her mind and heart are always fully engaged, and her art and life has been and always will be steeped in meaning and filled with purpose, creativity, hope, gratitude, insight, intuition, and sincerity. Known for her Uncommon Vision and often referred to as an Abstract Expressionist Artist and “painter of people,” Weiner-Reed finds inspiration in life, nature, and everyday encounters and relationships.

 

   Born a twin, Weiner-Reed strove to resist predetermined rules and boundaries to distinguish herself and create her own unique identity. Her innate curiosity and search for identity and originality sharpened her mind, and forged a strong and intuitive spirit that fiercely guards and nourishes her art. Weiner-Reed uses line, color, and layers to create iconic or allegorical reflections of relationship complexities, dimensions, and inter-dependencies to resurrect feelings of transcendence, mystery, and hope.  A visit to her studio will reveal that she works on several paintings simultaneously – both for practical and philosophical reasons. Doing so allows her to problem-solve, invent, and explore multiple creative threads, and it also allows her paintings time to mature, cure, or dry. Weiner-Reed believes that each artwork has its own story to tell and reflects the personal vision, emotions, history, and culture of its creator.

 

   Weiner-Reed’s work has been included in international exhibitions in China, Hong Kong, India, Spain, France, Poland, Canada, and at least 30 national exhibits across the U.S. – to include three solo/featured and two other group shows in Chelsea (NYC).  Her art is in public and private collections in Poland, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Africa, and the U.S.  Weiner-Reed was one of five American artists in the first U.S. contingent to be personally invited to participate in the 17th annual Poland Ministry of Culture- and EU-sponsored Artist Residency Program (Warsztaty Artystyczne– Towarzystwo, 17th WMA). She returned to Myslenice in July 2017 to the MWAXX Jubilee “Building Bridges”—where she participated in painting public murals on a bridge underpass in Myslenice. Her art has been reviewed or featured in The Dobra Polska Szkola, Studio&Gallery Magazine, The Palette Magazine, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Capital Gazette, Attractions Magazine, The Columbia Flyer, The Alexandria Port Gazette, Spain’s feest.es, and France’s paperblog.fr, and more.