Lorraine Peltz: All I Know About Love and Gardens

Opening: Friday, Mar 15, 2024 4 – 7 pm
Friday, Mar 15 – Apr 20, 2024

325 W. Huron
Chicago, IL 60654

Main Gallery

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.

Peltz was born in Brooklyn, NY and 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. Her work is included in private and public collections around the country and abroad including the Rockford Art Museum, the Herbert Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the Elmhurst Art Museum, Incorniciarte Gallery in Verona, Italy and many more. 

Image: Lorraine Peltz - "Intoxicated Garden", 2022, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 in.