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 included in the collection of the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) and is exhibited in galleries and museums across North America, including Philbrook Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, and was included in the 2016 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art in Zhejiang Province, China. She has taught at California College of the Arts (CCA), Penland School of Craft, the Textile Arts Center in NY, and Headlands Center for the Arts. Weinberg's research is supported by multiple grants and residencies including a Windgate Foundation-funded residency at Vermont Studio Center, a Collins Foundation-funded residency at Oregon College of Art and Craft, the Lia Cook Jacquard Weaving Residency, Caldera, and is currently funded by a three-year George Kaiser Family Foundation Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Recent lectures include the Keynote for Fiberart International's Triennial Symposium, a panel at the College Art Association on "Feminist Interventions in the Technophere,” and a presentation at the California Studies Association’s conference Parched: Dry Times in the Golden State in conversation with community organizers, scientists, and geographers. Weinberg holds an MFA from CCA and an MA and BA from New York University.