Mary Weidner

Mary Weidner

By the Sea

gouache on paper,

9 x 23" triptych



gouache on paper

13.5 x 8.5"


Red Helmet

Gouache on paper

4.5" circle


Sunday Afternoon

acrylic on paper mounted on board

41" x 43"


Mary Weidner’s figurative paintings, drawings and mixed media installations focus on the complex dynamics of society's most fundamental social unit, the family. Sociologists analyze the changing nature of family and politicians expound upon family values. In her role as artist, mother, daughter, grandmother and wife, Weidner examines the shared histories, intimacies and layers of emotion which form our understanding of family; as a uniquely personal and yet inherently universal experience.

Weidner is a Professor of Art emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has been shown throughout the United States: in New York at the Katharina Rich-Perlow, George Billis, Henry Street Settlement and A.I.R. galleries; in Chicago at the Esther Saks and Deson-Saunders galleries, in Los Angeles at the Koslow-Rayl gallery, and in the cities of Washington, New Orleans, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Tucson, San Diego, Las Vegas, Portland and, of course, Pittsburgh. Internationally, Weidner has received travel grants to China, Spain, Mexico, Italy and Central America, and participated in panels, exhibitions and residencies at the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland; Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; York University, Toronto, Canada; and the Nagoya-Zokei College of Art and Design and Aichi Prefectural Museum, Japan.


Gouache on paper

24”x18” framed