Lorraine Peltz

Lorraine Peltz's paintings and works on paper examine the ideas of memory, place, and identity – particularly in relation to women. Using imagery culled from both personal history and the contemporary moment she paints recognizable iconic objects imbued with potent metaphoric possibilities, and incorporates them in a range of painterly events. Peltz's images coalesce into exuberant fields of color coupled with a singular object that resonate with accumulated meanings, and provide an expanse of visual pleasure.
“Ultimately it is the effortless look and the playful sensibility in Peltz's work that gives her authority . . . Peltz has developed a richly appealing body of work dedicated to the exploration of visual meanings and personal and collective symbolism.” (Kevin Wilson, Art Ltd, Jan. 2012)
Peltz has had numerous solo shows and been included in many group exhibitions including in Chicago at the Packer Schopf Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Printworks Gallery, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, and the Renaissance Society, and elsewhere at Galerie Piltzer, Paris, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NYC, Arden Gallery, Boston, Olga Dollar Gallery and Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, the Rockford Art Museum, the Herbert Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the Elmhurst Art Museum, Incorniciarte Gallery in Verona, Italy and many others. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Ltd, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, Flavorpill.com, ArtSlant.com, ArtMoco.com, among others. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant and City of Chicago Artist Grant and is included in the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Center. Peltz was selected as a featured artist for Chicago Artist Month in October 2011. Her work is included in private and public collections around the country and abroad. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Peltz received her MFA from the University of Chicago and her BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Peltz lives and works in Chicago where she teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

POP UP!
Lorraine Peltz
Photographs and paintings
Aron Packer Projects at Mars Gallery
Chicago, IL
September 8 -25, 2016
Opening Reception: September 8, 2016, 6-9pm


Evanston and Vicinity Biennial
Evanston Art Center
Evanston, IL
July 15 - August 28, 2016

Harper's Magazine
Chandelier Black featured
July 2016 issue

RADIANCE
WomanMade Gallery
Chicago, IL
July 10 - August 20, 2015

NEW WORK: GALLERY ARTISTS
Packer Schopf Gallery
Chicago, IL
opens January 9, 2015
through Feb.14, 2015

CONTEXT ART MIAMI
Miami, Florida
with Packer Schopf Gallery
December 2013
www.contextartmiami.com/DesktopDefault.?

Luster
Paintings
Hilton/Asmus Contemporary
Chicago, IL
October 18 - Nov. 16, 2013
Opening Friday, October 18, 2013
www.hilton-asmus.com/lorraine-peltz-lus?

New Work in
CONTEXT ART MIAMI
Miami, Florida
with Packer Schopf Gallery
Dec. 4 - 9, 2012
www.contextartmiami.com/

All Good Things Become Wild and Free
Curated by Danny Orendorff
H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art,
Carthage College,
Kenosha, WI
Sept. 11- Nov. 17, 2012
www.carthage.edu/artgallery/

Artist Profile in
artltd Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012 issue
www.artltdmag.com/index.php?subaction=s?

The AAF in Los Angeles
with Micaela Gallery,
Jan. 18 - 22, 2012
www.affordableartfair.us/losangeles/exh?

Dazzling and Bright
Packer Schopf Gallery,
Chicago, IL
Solo show - paintings
Sept. 9 - Oct. 29, 2011 (extended)
opens Fri. Sept. 9, 2011 5-8pm
www.packergallery.com/peltz

Chicago Artists Month 2011- Featured Artist
www.chicagoartistsmonth.org/featured-ar?

Paintings and Works on paper at
Gallery Brown, Los Angeles, CA

The Affordable Art Fair, NY, NY
with MIcaela Gallery,
May 5 - 8, 2011
www.micaela.com/home/Peltz.html

LA ART SHOW
with Micaela Gallery
LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Jan.19 - 23, 2011
www.laartshow.com

ArtSlant/Rackroom Pick:
Lorraine Peltz - Light from Above
Essay by Maria Porges
www.artslant.com/chi/artists/rackroom/2?

Printworks Gallery
Chicago, IL - 12/3/10 -1/31/11
www.printworkschicago.com/exhib/exhib.h?

Winter Salon
MIcaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 4 - Dec. 31, 2010
www.micaela.com/home/Main.html

ArtMoco Feature: My State of the Art - Lorraine Peltz
by Sabine Modder, Aug. 28, 2010
mocoloco.com/archives/018450.php

ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton,
NY with Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
July 9 - 11, 2010
www.arthamptons.com
www.cherylmcginnisgallery.com

Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
with Micaela Gallery
June 15 - 19, 2010
69.24.73.123/SCOPE/index.php/basel
issuu.com/lorrainepeltz_scopebasel/docs?

Chandeliers, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL.
opening Thursday May 6, 2010
May 6 - June 5, 2010
www.artnet.com/Galleries/Exhibitions.as?
www.rosenbaumcontemporary.com/exhibitio?

New Work, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
March 4 - May 1, 2010
www.micaela.com

Lush and Radiant
Galerie Califia, Czech Republic
March 19 - April 19, 2010
www.galeriecalifia.net/upcoming-exhibit?

Contemporary Works from the Cleve Carney Collection
Elmhurst Art Museum
Elmhurst, IL
Oct. 4, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010
www.elmhurstartmuseum.org

Just Good Art
The Hyde Park Art Center
Chicago, IL
Oct. 3 - Oct. 24, 2009
www.hydeparkart.org

Faculty Projects
Rymer Gallery at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago
Aug. 18 - Sept. 25
www.saic.edu/art_design/galleries/index?

Then and Now
New Paintings
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
New York, NY
June 29 - Aug. 14, 2009
extended through Sept. 10
www.cherylmcginnisgallery.com
mocoloco.com/art/archives/011435.php

Excellent Hostess
Paintings and Works on Paper
Galleria Incorniciarte
Verona, Italy
June 12 - 25
www.incorniciarte.it/mostra_gallery_sto?
Artist Talk: Biblioteca Civica Verona portale.comune.verona.it/nqcontent.cfm??

Vault Series-Small Paintings
New Bedford Art Museum
New Bedford, MA
June 7 - Sept. 5
www.newbedfordartmuseum.org/exhibits/in?

Micaela Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Cold + Hot 2009, June - Aug. 31, 2009
www.micaela.com

Pleasure Paintings:
Phyllis Bramson, Lorraine Peltz, and Keer Tanchak,
Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL,
Jan. 25 - March 22. 2009
Purple Plums for Carol Guess's Prose Poems
My painting Purple Plums is the cover of Tinderbox Lawn
by poet Carol Guess, Rose Metal Press Publ.