Through weaving, sculpture, thread drawing, and works on paper, Tali Weinberg engages processes of knowledge production, record keeping, valuing and myth making. She interweaves knowledges that are embodied, gendered female, affective, and relational with forms of representation used to structure patriarchal, capitalist, colonial life such as charts, maps, blueprints, and encyclopedias. Weinberg appropriates these forms to document the experiences and efforts of women activists, to materialize climate data, and to map the feeling of a place or the possibility of a more just future. Some of her charts, maps, and encyclopedias subvert their expected function as legible conveyors of truth. Others reprioritize what and who is represented. Together, they pose questions about the values and power structures shaping, and shaped by, the crafting of reified knowledge out of vast possibilities and perspectives.
Weinberg’s work is held in public and private collections and is exhibited internationally. Recent exhibitions include University of Colorado Art Museum, 21 C Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, 108 Contemporary, Center for Craft, and Gallatin Gallery in New York. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Surface Design Journal, and the Tulsa Voice and was recently featured in “The Body Issue” of the literary Journal Ecotone. Select grants and residencies include: Serenbe Fiber-Focus Fellowship, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Creative Projects Grant, Windgate Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, Lia Cook Jacquard Residency, and Caldera, among others. She is currently a third-year Tulsa Artist Fellow and a SciArt Bridge Artist in Residence. Weinberg has taught at California College of the Arts (CCA), University of Tulsa, Penland School of Craft, and lectures and gives workshops throughout the US. She holds an MFA from CCA and an MA and BA from New York University.