LORRAINE D. WEGLARZ
5625 State Farm Dr. #3
Rohnert Pk, CA 94928
1997 Southern Exposure Gallery at Theater Artaud - Site-Specific Installation - Tears for...
San Francisco, Ca.
1994 Berkeley Art Center: Site-Specific Window Box Installation
Marin Channel 31 - Broadcast of Video/Performance Work
On Your Hands & Knees - Marin County, California
1993 Addison Street Windows, City of Berkeley Civic Arts Commission
Multi-Media Installation - On Your Hands & Knees
2000 Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco, Ca. Site-specific Installation:
Pillows for Words
1995 ARC Raw Space Gallery, Chicago, Ill. Site-specific Mixed Media
Installation: Dead-Space & Old-Growth
2008/9 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant
2008 Artist Fellowship, Inc. - New York City
2002 Artists Space, Slide presentation - New York City, N.Y.
2000-1 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant
2000 Marin County Arts Council Artist Grant/Sculpture/3D
2000 Central Michigan University, Guest Artist/Lecturer
1994 Marin County Arts Council Artist Grant in Sculpture /3D
2009 Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Ca.
2008 Artists Space, NY City, 1,000 Drawings Benefit Exhibit
2008 Islip Art Museum, Long Island, N.Y.
2007 Artists Space, NY City, 1,000 Drawings Benefit Exhibit
2005/6 Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, New York
2005 Artists Space, NY City, 1,000 Drawings Benefit Exhibit
2003 Cabrillo College Gallery, Aptos, Ca.
The Works - Benefit Exhibit San Jose, Ca.
2002 Monotype Marathon Exhibit, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
2001 Monotype Marathon Exhibit, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
2001 The Works/San Jose San Jose, Ca.
2001 Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, Ca - Marin Arts Council Grant Award Show
2000 Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
1999 San Francisco State University Gallery-Cesar Chavez Gallery
1997 The Works, San Jose, Ca.
Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, Ca
1996 Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose, Ca.
Benefit Shows - February, November
1995 Levi Strauss & Co. Corporate Headquarters San Francisco, Ca
Marin County Arts Council Individual Grant Award Winners at the
Falkirk Cultural Center San Rafael & Gallery Rte. One/Pt. Reyes Station, Ca
Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College Grants Pass, Oregon
Moreau Galleries, St. Mary's College Notre Dame, Indiana
1994 Richmond Art Center,Richmond, Ca.
Ohlone College Art Gallery, Fremont, Ca
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art,Santa Ana, Ca.
California College of Arts & Crafts,Oakland, Ca.
Maude Kerns Art Center Eugene, Oregon
Lorraine D Weglarz
Suffolk County News, Long Island, NY Sept. 4, 2008
Notes on the Need for Beauty, J. Ruth Gendler, Marlowe & Co. NY 2007 p.61.
Syracuse Post-Standard, New York July 24, 2005
San Francisco Bay Guardian, Critic’s Choice, Jan. 12, 2000
City Search Art Reviews-Editor Profiles January 11, 2000
ArtWeek San Jose, Ca July,1997 (Previews)
ArtWeek San Jose, Ca July 19, 1994
San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, Ca June 17, 1994
The Register-Guard Eugene, Oregon April 8, 1994
Anchorage Daily News Anchorage, Alaska February, 1990
The Courier Grants Pass, Oregon March, 1989
ArtWeek San Jose, Ca July 7, 1987
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain January, 2003
Ucross Foundation Clearmont, Wyoming Aug-Sept. 1999;
Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, Ca
Aug-Sept 1992; Oct-Dec. 1986 (with Fellowship)
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, Ca B.F.A., 1978
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan B.A., 1964
California Community College Credential - Lifetime in Fine Arts &
Related Technologies Issued: May,1987
Lorraine D Weglarz
5625 State Farm Dr. #3: Studio
Ronhert Pk, Ca 94928
In 1998, after many years of working in painting and photography, I discovered that I had a natural affinity for installation art. Though my very first installation had a major photographic component, I soon found that medium too limiting for my ideas. I quickly found myself using a wide variety of materials and building environments on a larger and larger scale.
My working style would probably be considered unusual as I rarely make drawings. I usually “pre-visualize” an idea and allow it to incubate while I work in other mediums, usually painting. When I consider my idea ready for three dimensions, I build a prototype in my studio. Through this process I work out potential construction problems that may occur in a variety of venues. At that point, I photograph the piece and begin my search for an appropriate site. I don’t believe there in an “ideal space”. The site made available to me dictates the final work and becomes site-specific in every detail.
As I review my body of work, I see recurrent themes in my installations. I believe that any work of art at some point becomes a future archeological artifact that speaks to cultural values and beliefs of the society that created it. I am also concerned with how art-making reflects the science and technology of its time; how it is used to define progress and its impact on future generations. This has lead to my fascination with I call the “in-between state” where I allow myself to play with the law of physics and create works that appear to defy gravity, suspended in time and space. I consider my work a success when it disturbs, disorients and/or provokes thought on viewer’s part.