Ricky Weaver is an image-based artist from Ypsilanti, MI. She received her BFA from Eastern Michigan University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Ricky is currently a teaching fellow at Art Center in Pasadena, California. Weaver’s work has been exhibited at David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; the 13th Havana Biennale, Havana, Cuba; Black Studies Gallery, UT Austin; The Flux Factory, Astoria, NY; The Carr Center, Detroit and Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.  Weaver was awarded an Independent Scholar Fellowship with Carrie Mae Weems in 2018. 
Ricky Weaver’s work is a cauldron of image-based objects trafficking in the grammar of black feminist futurity. Her photographic practice prioritizes the ways an image materializes within a spatiotemporal collapse. Her application of scripture, hymn, and colloquial passages come together in acts of dark sousveillance to recall and activate portals to worlds that don’t require escape. She addresses the sonic, linguistic, and visual as a way to posture the body as a central mechanism for storing, downloading and transferring archives.
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