Sharon Weiner resides in Los Angeles, California. She studied and received a BA at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She received the Distinctive Merit Award from the San Diego Museum of Art in 1993.
As an abstract painter, Weiner identifies with many of the postwar American transcendental abstract artists, such as Mark Rothko and Ross Bleckner. She creates her work by building up layers of poured acrylic paint and acrylic medium. Organic shapes meld into the deep space that is rendered by the smooth surface. The images, which come from both her imagination and the natural environment, are reflective of the idea of the importance of having a voice in the world. Weiner’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and can be found in corporate and private collections around the world including the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, Kranson Industry Collection, St. Louis, MO; Media Fabricators, Los Angeles, CA; Wellington Management, Boston, MA; Alston & Bird, Atlanta, GA, Joan and Jack Quinn, Los Angeles, CA, and Allergan Inc., Irvine, CA.