Peter Wegner is an American artist and graduate of Yale University. He lives in California with his wife and child.


Color and structure are primary concerns of Wegner's artwork. His institutional work is increasingly architectural in scale. 


Wegner's work is often paradoxical: walls made of paper, buildings made of sky, monuments to the process of change itself.


Permanent museum collections holding Wegner's work include:

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York NY
The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT
The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA
The Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo NY
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA
Museum der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig DE


Four permanent installations by Wegner are located on the Stanford University campus, including Monument to Change As It Changes.


Wegner's work has been widely exhibited domestically and internationally. Solo exhibitions include the Leipzig Museum (Leipzig DE), Lever House (NYC), and The Bohen Foundation (NYC). In recent years, SFMOMA has showcased Wegner’s diverse body of work, exhibiting his photographic series Buildings Made of Sky and three large installations, notably The United States of Nothing.


Private collections with significant holdings of work by Wegner include The Panza Collection, Varese IT and Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin DE. Recent commissions include Wolfsburg Hauptbahnhof, Wolfsburg DE. In 2022, Wegner will install 3 new permanent commisioned works for the city of Palo Alto CA.


View Wegner's talk at TEDx New York.