July's Work In Progress Resident


Photo credits: Melissa Lukenbaugh and Tulsa Artist Fellowship


Tali Weinberg is a multidisciplinary artist whose current research traces the entangled relationships between climate change, extractive industry, illness, and displacement. As a resident artist at the Work In Progress, Tali will be continuing an ongoing body of work using plant-derived fibers and dyes and petrochemical-derived medical tubing to translate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) into abstracted woven landscapes and coiled sculptures. 


On Saturday, July 27th from 10-5pm, join Tali for a workshop on the process of materializing climate data as small woven tapestries. The workshop will start with a discussion, writing exercise, and group brainstorming session in which attendees will reflect on landscape, color, and one's relationship to place in the context of anthropogenic climate change. Participants will then select a climate dataset and create unique color-codes before creating a personal weaving.


In preparation for the workshop, please bring at least one image of a landscape, place, or flora that is meaningful to you. If you can bring multiple images, even better! Ideally, these should be printed so that they can easily be shared. They do not need to be high quality. Please RSVP HERE.


Bound (i.3), 2018

Climate data for 3 recent homes (annual average temperature in New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Tulsa, OK), medical tubing, organic thread dyed with plant and insect-derived dyes and mineral mordants ​



Bound (view of work in progress)

Over 300 sets of data for annual average temperature at varying geographic scales from cities to the globe marked out on over 1500 feet of medical tubing, ready to be wrapped with thread. 



Visitors are encouraged to come in to TAC to learn more about Weinberg’s research and to visit her work in the exhibition “Overflow” at Gallatin Gallery down the street at 1 Washington Place.


Bound (i.2) 2018
The first 32 of what will be over 300 sets of climate data; medical tubing, organic thread dyed with plant and insect-derived dyes and mineral mordants. 48” x 40” x 1.5”
Bound is a growing sculpture that charts, maps, and traces multiple forms of entanglement in the face of anthropogenic climate change. 


Tali'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. Tali'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. She holds an MFA from CCA and an MA and BA from New York University.



You can visit Tali's installation for Work In Progress from July 1 -31, at TAC Manhattan studio, and learn more about her work and process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays 2-5PM.