I came to Chicago from New York for graduate school at the University of
Chicago and quickly found rewarding work teaching. I’ve had many
wonderful opportunities to exhibit at galleries here and find Chicago a
welcoming and sustaining city for an artist to work in. My work is inspired by the contemporary moment, history, literature, film, collective memory, and place.
Lorraine Peltz creates paintings that are complex ruminations on the nature of private identity and public persona. She has had numerous solo shows and participated in many group exhibitions, including
at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Galerie Piltzer, Paris;
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NYC; Arden Gallery, Boston; Olga Dollar Gallery, San Francisco; Carrie Secrist Gallery and the Renaissance Society in Chicago, and many other venues. In 2008 the
exhibition Excellent Hostess: Selected Paintings: 1993–2008 was held at the Center for
Fine and Performing Arts, Munster, IN, as part of
the Outstanding Midwestern Artists Series. She lives and works in Chicago
and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.