Elaine Weiner-Reed, Past Artist-in-Residence
Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWR) is an award-winning, internationally known Artist. Bilingual in French, she resides in Maryland, where she has worked for over 38 years as a professional artist and writer.
Elaine Weiner-Reed (EWR) is an award-winning, internationally known Artist. Bilingual in French, she resides in Maryland, where she has worked for over 38 years as a professional artist and writer. Weiner-Reed’s work has been included in international exhibitions in China, Hong Kong, India, Spain, France, Poland, Canada, and at least 25 national exhibits across the U.S. – to include three solo/featured and two group shows in Chelsea (NYC). Weiner-Reed’s three solo shows in Maryland (2016, 2017, 2018) launched her “Every Painting is a Song” creative collaboration initiative. Her art is in public and private collections in the U.S., Poland, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, and Africa. In Poland in 2017, she participated in painting public murals along a major highway in Myslenice. Weiner-Reed’s art has been reviewed or featured in The Dobra Polska Szkola, Studio&Gallery Magazine, The Palette Magazine, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Washington Post, and The Baltimore Sun, among others.
Elaine Weiner-Reed’s work is an ongoing excavation into the psychology of identity and relationships from the inside out. Identity is explored in all its layers and complexity: one size does not fit all. The development of one’s identity is a complex, evolving combination of personal history, attributes, character traits, gender, societal and cultural events or encounters, and myriad other demographic factors and life experiences. As a result, Weiner-Reed’s sculptures and paintings probe and explore the roots and evolution of identity, individuality, and relationships. Her work focuses on unraveling the complexity and mystery of human emotion, choices, and behavior, featuring the individual within or outside of a group dynamic. She explores the energy, motivations, chemistry, and undercurrents between individuals. Weiner-Reed believes we are all products of our personal histories, and in her work, she connects her present to the ancestral voices and timeless whispers of the past. Monuments to life, her creations resurrect feelings of transcendence, mystery, and hope.
Elaine is the author of two children's books, "Mommy Tiger" and "Dr. Nogard's Secret World of Many Dragons." You can purchase them here.