Born in California, raised in Alabama, Elise Weber studied photography at Sam Houston State University to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Awarded the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Fellowship, Weber continued her education at the University of Houston as a graduate teaching fellow. The recipient of numerous scholarships and awards she has exhibited across the US as well as Nantes, France. Weber’s  current interdisciplinary work explores aesthetic memory through new fauvist forms. Her two previous bodies of work, Bless Your Heart and Let’s Talk About Lady Stuff, use a twentieth- century aesthetic to explore the exterior (social) and interior (personal) gaze through photography and sculpture. Weber currently practices in Sacramento, California.