Lorraine Peltz

Lorraine Peltz's paintings, photographs, 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 finds 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 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 is represented by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago. She has had numerous solo shows and been included in many group exhibitions including in Chicago at the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, 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, Visualartsource.com, ArtSlant.com, Urban Glass Magazine, 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. A 30 year survey of Peltz's (selected) work,This Must Be the Place, was held at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago, from May through August 2019. 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. She was married to art critic, writer, and SAIC professor, James Yood, for 27 years, until his death in 2018.

The Deep End: Lorraine Peltz Paintings
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
Chicago, IL
May 15 - August 27, 2020

New Paintings at Palm Beach Contemporary and Modern
with Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
Palm Beach, FL
Jan. 9 -12, 2020

New Paintings at Art Miami
with Zolla/Leiberman Gallery
Miami, FL
Dec. 3 -8, 2019

Lorraine Peltz: On The Bright Side
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
325 W. Huron St
Sept. 6 - Oct. 12, 2019
Opening reception: Friday Sept. 6, 2019, 5-8pm
Conversation with the artist:

Lorraine Peltz: This Must Be The Place - In Memory of James Yood
at the Ed Paschke Art Center
Chicago, IL
May 4 - August 25, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3-5pm

The Decorative Impulse: Lorraine Peltz
Paintings and Photographs
The Schoenherr Gallery
North Central College
Naperville, IL
March 31-May 14, 2017
Reception: Friday May 12, 6-8pm

Lorraine Peltz paintings included in
The Others
The Rockford Art Museum
Rockford, IL
Feb. 10 - May 29, 2017

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

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

Packer Schopf Gallery
Chicago, IL
opens January 9, 2015
through Feb.14, 2015

Miami, Florida
with Packer Schopf Gallery
December 2013

Hilton/Asmus Contemporary
Chicago, IL
October 18 - Nov. 16, 2013
Opening Friday, October 18, 2013

New Work in
Miami, Florida
with Packer Schopf Gallery
Dec. 4 - 9, 2012

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

Artist Profile in
artltd Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012 issue

The AAF in Los Angeles
with Micaela Gallery,
Jan. 18 - 22, 2012

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

Chicago Artists Month 2011- Featured Artist

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

The Affordable Art Fair, NY, NY
with MIcaela Gallery,
May 5 - 8, 2011

with Micaela Gallery
LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Jan.19 - 23, 2011

ArtSlant/Rackroom Pick:
Lorraine Peltz - Light from Above
Essay by Maria Porges

Printworks Gallery
Chicago, IL - 12/3/10 -1/31/11

Winter Salon
MIcaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 4 - Dec. 31, 2010

ArtMoco Feature: My State of the Art - Lorraine Peltz
by Sabine Modder, Aug. 28, 2010

ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton,
NY with Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
July 9 - 11, 2010

Scope Basel, Basel, Switzerland
with Micaela Gallery
June 15 - 19, 2010

Chandeliers, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL.
opening Thursday May 6, 2010
May 6 - June 5, 2010

New Work, Micaela Gallery, San Francisco, CA
March 4 - May 1, 2010

Lush and Radiant
Galerie Califia, Czech Republic
March 19 - April 19, 2010

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

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

Faculty Projects
Rymer Gallery at the School
of the Art Institute of Chicago
Aug. 18 - Sept. 25

Then and Now
New Paintings
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
New York, NY
June 29 - Aug. 14, 2009
extended through Sept. 10

Excellent Hostess
Paintings and Works on Paper
Galleria Incorniciarte
Verona, Italy
June 12 - 25
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

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

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.