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


View Wegner's current exhibition at Galerie m, Bochum DE.


Wegner’s practice focuses on color, language, architecture and mapping. Each is a kind of system, but for Wegner, systems are rarely systematic. They're contingent, ad hoc, incomplete. Hence his paradoxical artwork: walls made of paper, buildings made of sky, monuments to the process of change itself.


Wegner's work belongs to the permanent collections of many museums, including:
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 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


Four permanent installations by Wegner are located on the Stanford 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.


Wegner works across disciplines. Often considered abstract, his work draws inspiration from everyday objects, especially samples of various kinds. Paint chips, billboards, security envelopes and library catalog systems have all inspired large bodies of work. "Nothing is truly separable from anything, nothing is set apart," Wegner writes. "Objects are by their nature ambiguous, attached, embedded."


View Wegner's talk at TEDx New York.