I am in a group show at Parentheses Gallery in Halifax which opened today 5/25/13, A show that celebrates the idea of misfits: misfit artists. Misfit musicians and misfit pieces of artwork. That one piece that sits outside of an artists usual practice or body of work. Be it part of a sculpture that was never used. A work in a medium they just had to try. Perhaps it was an experiment that opened up a new way of creating. Or not. Maybe it is a finished idea. Then again maybe not. But that piece sits on its own and is special.Go to link
This weekend May 16th – May 19th I will have 2 works showing with Spoke Art Gallery at ArtPad SF. Go check out the Phoenix Hotel in SF Room #47 and check out 2 pieces from my “Dead Rapper” series.Go to link
ARTHUR GONZALEZ “STUMP!” featuring: Derek Weisberg and Claudia Alvarez. Thomas Hunter Project space at Hunter College. Opening February 16th 6:30 – 8:30 pmGo to link
Sculptor Derek Weisberg, Takes Manhattan, And All Surrounding BoroughsRead More
An absolute surprise and incredible honor: I opened my mail last week to find an envelop containing a congratulatory letter informing me that I was a recipient of an Individual Grant from the Belle Foundation. This is an honor and grant that I did not apply for nor do I know anyone who nominated me or how I was even selected. The letter stated “You have been chosen for this award as an artist who is genuinely committed to his work, and as someone who demonstrates significant potential for continued growth and accomplishment in the field of the arts”
I am still in a slight state of shock and elation. THANK YOU Belle Foundation, for this honor and your support. . . . whoever you are!
The ability to translate your loves, fears, and emotions is a task that not everyone is up for; it is a task that Derek Weisberg has lovingly embraced for a better part of his life.Go to link
‘How the fuckwe lost our way when the path was so well lit’, Cone 10 Porcelain ‘We’ve come too far to let the sunshine slip behind the skyline’, Cone 10 Porcelain About Derek: Derek Weisberg earned a BFA in ceramics from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. Derek explains his work […]Go to link
I am honored to be included in Youngblood Gallery’s 15 year anniversary show, which opened last night. The show is full of amazing artists, and Maggie and Kelly are really wonderful people to work with. Congratulations Youngblood team! i hope it was an amazing celebration.
Derek Weisbergis a sculptor who uses clay to create works of art that are emotional and psychological self-portraits. When his mother passed away, Weisberg began to include themes of death, afterlife, spirituality and the metaphysical into his work.Go to link
I recently sat down and chatted with the CCAC alumni dept. about life after school, life in NY and my time at school. Peep the interview below:Go to link
Local Ghost recently posted a quick mention on my work, its really nice when the viewer “gets” it. I love the quick write up. Peep it:Go to link