Lorraine Peltz’s paintings, works on paper and photographs, over her 40-year career as an artist, have examined the impact of history and memory, and ideas about love, beauty, pleasure and loss as it relates to women in contemporary culture. Her boldly painted tableaus join together a range of painting languages, real and imagined flora, geometric arrangements, and comic notation that playfully riff on the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 70’s, and 17th c. Dutch flower painting that then immerse the viewer in a delightful narrative of painting adventure about love, gardens, and surprise.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Lorraine Peltz received her MFA from the University of Chicago and her BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Peltz’s paintings and works on paper have been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and abroad 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. Peltz’s 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. A solo exhibition, All I Know About Love and Gardens is scheduled for early 2024 with Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago. Peltz’s work is included in numerous private and public collections. Peltz is the recipient of awards and grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Illinois Arts Council, the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is included in the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Center. Peltz lives and works in Chicago where she teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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