Peter Wegner is an American artist and graduate of Yale University. 


Permanent museum collections holding his 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 Art Gallery, 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
The University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder CO
The Ackland Art Museum, UNC, Chapel Hill NC
Museum der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig DE


Wegner draws inspiration from common cultural artifacts. Paint chips, type specimen books, billboards, microfiche, maps and the Dewey Decimal system – all have given rise to significant bodies of work. 


Color is a primary concern for Wegner. Language is often in play. His institutional commissions are increasingly architectural in reference and scale.


Wegner favors commercial materials: sign painter's enamel, split-flap sign technology, neon, LED, aluminum, marquee letters, colored paper, sheet mica, and, on one occasion, a recreational vehicle.


Widely exhibited domestically and internationally, Wegner's work has been the subject of solo presentations at MdbK (Leipzig DE), Lever House (NYC), and The Bohen Foundation (NYC).


Wegner's work moves fluidly between mediums. SFMOMA has showcased this diversity, exhibiting his photographic series Buildings Made of Sky, his epic paper installation Guillotine of Sunlight/Guillotine of Shade and his eighty-foot neon installation, The United States of Nothing.


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


In 2023, Wegner will install three newly commissioned large-scale artworks for the city of Palo Alto CA. Recent public commissions include Wolfsburg Hauptbahnhof, Wolfsburg DE.


Private collections with significant holdings of work by Wegner include The Panza Collection, Varese IT and Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin DE.


View Wegner's talk at TEDx New York.