C California Style

#CMyCalifornia:
Austyn Weiner

by C California Style

Snapshots of the Golden State, as seen through the eyes of its biggest fans

Austyn Weiner. Photography by Ashley Noelle.

“California is a blank canvas with endless opportunity for exploration and experimentation—it calls for a journey inward,” says Miami-born artist Austyn Weiner, whose audacious works merge abstract art and photography, from her painted collage-derived self-portraits to her brushstroke photographs of models such as Gigi Hadid. “I feel my work, and I, have opened up since moving here,”says Weiner, who relocated her studio from New York City to L.A.’s Chinatown two years ago. Her next move: a solo exhibit and residency at Mexico City’s chlORO gallery starting in November.


My Studio

“There is just nowhere else I would rather be—ever.”
austynweiner.com.

Photography by Ashley Noelle.


Casa Perfect

“A design showroom tucked away in Hollywood Hills West. It is a one-stop-shop for complete aesthetic inspiration.”
By appointment only. 323-202-2025; thefutureperfect.com.

Photography by Yoshihiro Makiro.


BBQLA

“This independent art space’s openings are filled with my favorite things: authentic art, authentic people and seriously authentic barbecue.”
2315 Jesse St., L.A.; bbqla.net.

Photography by jeff mclane; Curated by TIMO FAHLER.


Tin Flats

“I love the people who inhabit this Frogtown space and the energy around it. It reminds me of why I make art in the first place: for the love of it.”
1989 Blake Ave., L.A., 917-714-6683; tinflats.la.

Photography by andrea marie breiling.


Werkartz

“A multidsciplinary arts complex that houses an array of creative spaces, including my own! It is my haven amongst the madness.”
1667 N. Main St., L.A., 323-776-9776; werkartz.com.

Photography by travis schneider.


Joshua Tree

“My favorite place in the world. Venture out of the park, off road, hang out with the locals—that’s where the magic’s at.”

Photography by austyn weiner.


Howl Showroom

“Artist and jeweler Tini Courtney’s studio, which doubles as a shop and showroom. I love coming here, playing with some crystals, drinking green juice, then heading back to the east side.”
1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 424-744-8260; handleonlywithlove.com.

Photography by ashley noelle.

Edited By ANUSH BENLIYAN.

 

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of C Magazine.