Lorraine Peltz is an accomplished artist living and working in Chicago whose work has long examined the ideas of memory, place, and identity, particularly in relation to women.
Married almost 30 years to James Yood, the well-known art critic and respected and beloved SAIC professor, they were deeply involved in the Chicago art world and the creative endeavors of looking at, writing about, and creating art. Yood sadly passed away unexpectedly last April and his absence has been profoundly felt by the community. This exhibition is a celebration of Yoodís important contributions to art writing and Peltzís engaging and exuberant paintings throughout their inspiring life together. The exhibition is curated by Lela Hersh and includes an essay by Lisa Wainwright.
Peltzís work has been included in numerous solo shows and group exhibitions nationally and abroad including in Chicago, New York, Miami, Boca Raton, Atlanta, San Francisco, Paris, and Verona, Italy. Her work has been shown in various museums, including the Rockford Art Museum, the Herbert Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL, and the Elmhurst Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Ltd, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, Flavorpill.com, ArtSlant.com, ArtMoco.com, and more. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant and City of Chicago Artist Grant and is included in the Brooklyn Museumís Elizabeth A. Sackler Feminist Art Center. Peltzís work is included in private and public collections around the country and abroad. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Peltz received her MFA from the University of Chicago and her BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. She lives and works in Chicago where she teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lorraine Peltz is represented by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago.