Marie Weichman was born in Wyoming and raised in Texas. Since earning an MFA from Texas Tech University, she has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as international exhibits in China and Peru. Weichman spent the summer of 2007 in Jingdezhen, China as a resident at the Pottery Workshop and Experimental Sculpture Factory and was included among Ceramic Monthly’s 2008 Emerging Artists. She is currently on faculty in the Art Department at Olympic College in Bremerton, WA.
During her stay in Paducah, she plans to work with flexible casting materials such as rubber silicones that are cast with an embossed surface in sections. Each section will be part of a larger mixed media construction that includes stitching, adhesives, and other materials. The fabric will be constructed in a way that can be hung from the ceiling creating an intimate space through which visitors can walk, such as a long hallway. Lighting from the outside rather than the inside of the space will be important. She plans to have a completed installation for the end of her stay that can be exhibited before she leaves.