Ian Weaver (b. 1970) is an Assistant Professor at Saint Mary’s College, South Bend, IN. From 2009 to 2014, he was an instructor in the Painting and Drawing, Foundations, Art Education, and Interdisciplinary departments at the School of the Art institute of Chicago. Weaver received his BA in Liberal Arts at Columbia College in Chicago (1993) and his MFA in Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis (2008).
Exhibitions include a survey of work (2004-2011) at the South Bend Museum of Art, as well as solo exhibitions at The Chicago Cultural Center (2015), the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA, 2014); Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2009-10); and Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL (2010). Group exhibitions include shows at the Illinois State Museums, Chicago and Springfield, IL; and the Kemper Art Museum and White Flag Projects, both in St. Louis, MO. He has lectured as a Visiting Artist at various institutions, including Washington University in St. Louis, and Notre Dame. He has been a recipient of numerous residencies, including the Bemis Residency, the ISCP Artadia Residency, New York; Yaddo and the Millay Colony, both in upstate NY; and Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL, and has received awards from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY; the Illinois Arts Council; and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL. Weaver will have a solo exhibition at Depauw University during the Fall of 2020.
Ian Weaver is the recipient of the 2012 Chicago Artadia Award.