Shoshanna Weinberger


Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shoshanna Weinberger received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2003 and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1995.

Living and working in Newark, NJ since 2006, Weinberger’s studio practice is rooted in an exploration of her Caribbean-American lineage and draws strongly on the complexity of heritage, and assumed norms that are referenced from memory, history, literature and current xenophobic zeitgeist. She considers herself a visual anthropologist, cataloguing and surveying these experiences that ultimately question notions of beauty and identity through ongoing serial works that result in drawings, collage and sculptural installations.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous invitational group and solo exhibitions. Weinberger is a five-time participant of the Jamaica Biennial from 2006 to 2017 held in Kingston, Jamaica; and her work was included in the 2013 Martinique Biennale. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn (2019) and Long Gallery, Harlem, NYC (2020) as well as included in a two-person show at Nomad Gallery, Brussels (2020). A recipient of several awards, residencies, and grants that include: 2014 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant; 2015 Joan Mitchell Center, Art-in-Residence, New Orleans; 2016 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts; 2017-2018 Project for Empty Space, Art-in-Residence, Newark, NJ; 2019 Dawn Scott Memorial Award, presented by the National Gallery of Jamaica and Edward M. Gomez; 2019-2020 McMillan Stewart Endowed Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art; 2020 Sunroom Project Artist, Wavehill, Bronx, NY (opening May 2021 due to the pandemic). Invited back as the 2020-2021 McMillan Stewart Endowed Chair in Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art for a second year; received a 2020 Newark Artist Accelerator Grant made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation. Her work will be included in an upcoming group exhibition, Born In Flames, at the Bronx Museum, to open this Spring 2021.

Public collections include: New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; The Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ; The Sagamore Collection, Miami, FL; Girls Club Collection, Fort Lauderdale, FL; The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL; Davidson College, Davidson, NC; and The AC Kingston Collection, Kingston, JA.

Selected Works