Annette Weintraub’s work is an investigation of architecture as visual language and the symbolism of space. Her projects integrate narrative elements within a variety of conceptual representations of space and examine the boundary between personal and public space and the social meanings of landscape.
Her projects have been shown at venues that include: College Art Association, FILE in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the Everhart Museum in Scranton, PA; Heara 8 in Jerusalem; The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 5th Salon de Arte in Cuba; Video Biennal Israel; The 5th Biennial of Media and Architecture in Graz Austria; The Whitney Biennial; The International Center for Photography/ICP; The First Chiang Mai New Media Art Festival, Chiang Mai University Museum, Thailand; The International Film Festival Rotterdam; Thirteen/WNET TV’s Reel New York.Web; Viper in Switzerland; at SIGGRAPH and ISEA and numerous other national and international exhibitions. Commissions include The Rushlikon Centre for Global Dialogue, CEPA and Turbulence.
Annette Weintraub was the recipient of a Silver Award in I.D. Magazine's Interactive Media Review and her work has been cited in many publications, including: Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, ArtByte, Newsweek, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Boston Globe, Leonardo, and Intelligent Agent as well as many online citations including Arts@Large column in the New York Times online, CNN.com, NetArt Review, NYFA and Salon among others.
Annette Weintraub is a media artist whose projects embed layered narratives within a variety of architectural constructs. She investigates architecture as visual language, and focuses on the dynamics of urban space, the intrusion of media into public space and the symbolism of space. Her large-scale web projects integrate elements of narrative, film and architecture within a conceptual representation of space, often using sound to spacialize that structure. Her projects incorporate photo-based imagery, texts and moving images in a densely layered space that encourages simultaneous reading, hearing and seeing.
This use of narrative employs multiple story lines that intersect at random intervals to create larger narratives, and in which factual and fictive elements and a range of storytelling modes are intermixed. Working with hybridized constructs of 2D and 3D, Weintraub uses various modes of spatial representation and the subjective experience of physical space to question how our sense of place shapes behavior and is memorialized in recollection. She is currently working on a series of panoramic images, both still image and web based that use the extreme horizontal to explore the experience of moving through space and which are a reimagination of walks in the city.
Annette Weintraub was the Founding Director of the the CCNY BFA Program in Electronic Design and Multimedia and the Robinson Center for Graphic Arts and Communication Design at the City College of New York (CUNY). She is professor emeritus.