Aloria Weaver was born in 1979 in western New York. She began oil painting in 1993 as an apprentice to several professional artists at the Buffalo Art Studios of Western New York. She later studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, then SUNY at Buffalo. Weaver currently holds three distinct artistic lineages: training in classical realism through the Loveland Atelier (alumni of the Florence Academy of Art in Italy); training in traditional egg tempera and gilding through an unbroken transmission from master to student dating back to Fra Angelico in 1430; and Mischtechnik (or mixed technique), a process of painting with tempera and oil glazes that was thought to be the secret method of the Italian Renaissance masters, and later revived by Viennese artist, Professor Ernst Fuchs.
Aloria Weaver studied the human form through life drawing, figurative sculpture, oil painting, anatomy & physiology courses, and hands-on through Massage Therapy and Cranio-sacral Therapy. Throughout her academic studies, Weaver explored a variety of mediums, including bronze casting; ceramic sculpture; photography; etching & printmaking; ultimately devoting herself to oil painting.
After working as co-curator for several galleries in upstate NY, Weaver relocated to Seattle, WA in 2005, where she met the artist, David Heskin. The two began collaborating together immediately and were later married in 2010. Together, Weaver and Heskin travel extensively throughout the US and Europe, painting, teaching, exhibiting and giving lectures and presentations.
Weaver and Heskin have a private gallery and studio in Loveland, CO called Luminous Flux, where they offer regular oil painting classes. They are also instructors at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art in Austria (the worldÕs first international school for Visionary Art) and the AcademyÕs summer program in Italy.
Weaver has exhibited work in a multitude of prominent locations in the US, including Alex GreyÕs MicroCoSM Gallery (NYC), the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (OR), the Fenario Gallery (OR), the Hive Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), the Temple of Visions Gallery in (Los Angeles, CA) and Bash Contemporary (San Francisco, CA). Outside of the United States, WeaverÕs artwork has been exhibited and sold in Austria, Hungary, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Australia, South Africa and Mexico.