Peter Wegner is an American artist who draws inspiration from common cultural artifacts.

Paint chips, maps and billboards have all inspired significant bodies of work.

Wegner ranges freely across disciplines: painting, sculpture, installation, collage, artist's books and photography.

In both interior and exterior spaces, Wegner works in close dialogue with the site. His signature work for the Stanford University campus, Monument to Change, is embedded in a courtyard wall. With its thousands of rotating flaps of color, this artwork becomes "a perpetual painting at the scale of architecture," according to Wegner. A similar spirit infuses his vast installations of colored paper, each assembled from hundreds of thousands of sheets.

This quality of paradox courses throughout Wegner's work. In his photographic series Buildings Made of Sky, he inverts the urban landscape to discover *buildings* created out of thin air.

Wegner's artwork has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally, including solo presentations at Lever House, The Bohen Foundation, and Museum der bildenden Kunste.

Permanent museum collections include The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Yale University Art Gallery, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The University of Colorado Art Museum, The UNC Ackland Art Museum, and The Henry Art Gallery at UW. Significant private collections include Collezione Panza, Varese IT; Lever House, NY, NY; and Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin DE.


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