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Lorraine D Weglarz

1 Penny Lane
Fairfax, CA 94930, U.S.A.
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Phone: 415-302-8696

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5625 State Farm Dr. #3

Rohnert Pk, CA 94928

Studio: 415-302-8696




Solo Exhibitions:                                

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

Two-person Exhibitions:

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


Group Exhibitions:

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






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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


Residency Experience:

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     


Teaching Credentials:

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






Artist Statement


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.