CONNIE ZEHR

BORN
1938, Chicago, Illinois
RESIDES
Horseheads, New York
CONTACT
conniezehr@gmail.com
607-358-4086
conniezehr.com
EDUCATION
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.F.A.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007
Atoll, East Gallery and Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
2004
Tendencies, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
2002
Episodes, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1998
Connie Zehr, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, California
1991
Complementary, Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Eagle Rock, California
1990
A Woods in the Clearing, Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
 
1988
Influence, III, West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
1987
Connie Zehr, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
1986
Threshold, California State University, Fullerton, California
1985
Connie Zehr, Flashback 1967 - 1985, Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles, California
1983
Here/There, University of California, Irvine, California
1981
Sand and Glass, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
1979
Drawing/Withdrawing, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Artists' Space, Santa Barbara, California
1975
Matrix II, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Solar Circumstance, Salvatore Ala Galeria, Milan, Italy
Inner Sea, Ana Leonowen Gallery, College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
From the Mountain, Orlando Gallery, Encino, California
1974
Wave Cave, The Changing Room, Orlando Gallery, Encino, California
1970
Shifted Sand, Cypress Junior College, Cypress, California
1969
Fallen Sand, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Color Resonance, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning, New York
2013
40th Anniversary Artpark Exhibition, Lewiston, New York
2012
Regional Juried Small Works, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York
2011
Regional Juried Show, State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York
2010
In Their Own Words:Oral Histories of CGU Art, Peggy Phelps and East Galleries, CGU, Claremont, California
2010
Artpark: 1974-1984, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
2009
Angles of Repose, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2007
Then and Now: Women Artists of Southern California, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Locus I, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, California
2006
Good to Go, Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Talking Heads, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
2005
In-house Outside, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, California
2004
4 Artists/4 Installations, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2001
Constellations, Faculty Exhibition (Michael Brewster, Shirley Kaneda and Connie Zehr) East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California
2000
Divas, Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Small Particles, Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
1999
Art in Pasadena, 1960-1974, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
Southern California Environments, CSUN Art Galleries, Art Dome, Northridge, California
1998
Claremont Graduate University, Paintings and Works on Paper, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, California
1997
Sensuality in the Abstract, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1995
Body, Mind, and Spirit - Eight Sculptors, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
Art and Environment, Occidental College, Eagle Rock, California
1994
Southern California, The Conceptual Landscape, Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin
1992
Contemporary, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
Four Sites, Eclipse, John Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1991
In/Site, Eyelids of the Morning, The Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington
Professors' Choice IV, Lang Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California
1990
Confrontation-Passage-Clearing, A Woods in the Clearing, II, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California
1988
Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art - Form and Idea, Pence Gallery, Santa Monica. Organized by James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Influence, III, West Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
Natural Selection: The Terrain of Southern California, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California
1987
Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists 1945 to the Present, Fresno Arts Center and Museum, Fresno, California
Models and Concepts for the Arena, Museum of Seasonal Change, Imperial Bank Building, San Diego, California
1986
Small Liberties, Soho 20 Gallery, New York, New York
A Sense of Place, The Intimate Environment, Art Angles Gallery, Orange, California
Gentlemen's Choice, The Women's Building, Los Angeles, California
1985
To the Astonishing Horizon, LAVA Exhibition, 1985, Design Center, Los Angeles, California
1984
Orange County Sculpture, Source and Process, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, California
Center/Edge, Edge Gallery, Fullerton, California
1983
Urban Sculpture, Architectural Concerns, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California
1982
Silk Circles, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California
1981
Anti-static (Four installations April 1 to June 28) Baxter Gallery, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
Visiting Artists, Libra Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
1980
Contemporaries: 17 Artists, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California
By Moonlight, Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
Sand and Steel, Stage One Gallery, Orange, California
1978
Teaching Artists, California State University, Fullerton, California
1977
Attitudes Toward Space: Environmental Art, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, California
1976
Artparkart II, Hallswalls, Buffalo, New York
Tribute to Martin Luther King, Municipal Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, California
Artpark, program in Visual Arts, Lewiston, New York
1975
The Red Carpet, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Gary Lloyd and Connie Zehr, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California
1974
The Encampment, David Elder and Connie Zehr, Sloan Gallery of American Art, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
The Crystal Carpet, 16 Los Angeles Women Artists, Cerritos College, Norwalk, California
The Place Between Two Waters, Four Los Angeles Sculptors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
First Annual California Sculpture Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Northridge, California
1973
Women Artists Invitational, Womanspace, Los Angeles, California
Drawings '73, Triad Gallery, Hollywood, California
1972
Eggs, 15 Los Angeles Artists, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California
21 Artists - Invisible/Visible, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, California
Group Invitational, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Lynn Bassler and Connie Zehr, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
1971
Sand Works, John Schroeder and Connie Zehr, Brand Library Art Center, Glendale, California
Market Street Program, Venice, California
1970
Fourth Annual California Small Images Exhibition, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Shifted Sand, Palos Verdes Art Museum, Palos Verdes, California
California South 8, Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, Art Guild, San Diego, California
1969
Introductions '69, Downey Art Museum, Downey, California
1967
"Newcomers '67," Lytton Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, California

 

TEACHING

2009–present
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, Professor Emeritus
1982 – 2009
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, Professor
1981 – 1982
University of California, Irvine, California, Visiting Artist
1981
UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, California
1981
Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, Visiting Artist
1978 – 1980
California State University, Fullerton, California, Visiting Artist
1977
Occidental College, Eagle Rock, CA

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

1992
Transit Center Art Committee, Claremont, California
1991-present
Visual Art Committee, Claremont Community Foundation, Claremont, California
1987
P.O.D. (Process Oriented Design) Santa Ana, California
1982 - 1985
Landmark Projects, Art Collaboration, San Diego, California
1986
Art Selection Panel for Grand/Hope Park Community Redevelopment Agency, Los Angeles, California

 

GRANTS

2002
Fletcher Jones Grant
1997
Fletcher Jones Grant
1987
Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg-Feitelson Arts Foundation Mentor Grant
1986
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual artist grants
1984
National Endowment for the Arts, Landmark Projects, Art Collaboration
1975
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual artist grants

 

ARCHIVAL

2011
Claremont Graduate University, School of Arts and Humanities - Oral History Artist Series compiled by Jill Thayer, Ph.D. for Claremont College's Digital Archives and CGU Oral History Library for inclusion on Archives of American Art at The Smithsonian Institution. Selected Artists, Professors, and Professors Emeritus; Karl Benjamin, Roland Reiss, Michael Brewster, Connie Zehr, John Frame, Ted Kerzie, and Mowry Baden.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009
Irvin, Steve, "Angles of Repose," www.buzzine.com
2002
Knight, Christopher. "Art Reviews", Los Angeles Times, October
Geer, Suvan. ArtScene, September
2000
Harvey, Doug. "12 Divas", LA Weekly, August
Ollman, Leah. "Art Reviews", Los Angeles Times, July
1999
Pagel, David. "The Lingering Influence of Pasadena's Radical Past," Los Angeles, Times, February
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Pasadena's Wild Past On Parade," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, February
"Reviews", Artweek, April
O'Brien, John. "Pasadena's Radical Past," Art Scene, April
August, Kathleen. "A Look to the Past," Pasadena Weekly, February
Woodard, Josef. "Environmental Perceptions," Los Angeles Times, February
Schramm, Simone. "See Sun Art Exhibit," The Daily Sundial, March
1997
Lynch, Sheila. "Off Main", Artweek, August
Wilson, William. "Sensuality", Los Angeles Times, March 26
1996
Geer, Suvan. "Spirit and Soul", Art Scene, January
1995
Geer, Suvan. "Installation as Time and Space, Art Scene, May
Schipper, Merle. "The Market Street Program", Art Scene, September
Strycker, Rick. "Discovery", Claremont Courier, October 28
1993
Brown, Betty Ann. "Cyborg Feminism", Visions, Spring
1992

Fitzsimons, Casey. "Medium Messages", Art Week, May 7
"Archetypal Images and Landscapes", Women's Studies, An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 22, Number 1,
Kandel, Susan. "4 Women's Installations," Los Angeles Times, January 10

1991
Hackett, Regina "Preview," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 18
Ament, Deloris Tarzan. Visual Arts," Seattle Times, January 18
Glowen, Ron. "Beyond the Moment," ArtWeek, February 14
1990

Lazzari, Margaret. "Rooms with a View," Visions, The Los Angeles Art Quarterly, Fall
Martin, Victoria. "Adrift in Metaphor", Artweek, Sept. 6
Geer, Suvan. "Art Reviews", Los Angeles Times, August 3
Register, Kathy. "Arts Beat", Star-News, Pasadena, July 29

1989
Smith, Richard. "Connie Zehr," New Art Examiner, December
Smith, Richard. "Tradition and Transition in Southern California," New Art Examiner, March
1988
Anderson, Susan M. "Diversity in the South", ArtWeek, October
Cline, Mary Alice. "Vivid Reflections of the California Dream", The Press Enterprise, Riverside, CA., September 18
Suzanne Muchnic, "Four Decades of Getting It Together in California", Los Angeles Times, August 2
1987
McCloud, Mac. "Threshold, A Theater of Allegory," Visions, The Los Angeles Art Quarterly, Spring
Lu, Victoria. "Poetry without Boundaries, Connie Zehr Installation Exhibition," Artist Magazine, Taiwan, R.O.C., August
Chueng, H. L. "The Daughter of the Sand Dune," Hsiung Shih Art Monthly, Taiwan, R.O.C., August
1986
Muchnic, Suzanne. "On the Threshold of Timelessness," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, September 27
Geer, Suvan. "Crossing Life's Boundaries," ArtWeek, September 27, 1986/Volume 17, Number 31
Geer, Suvan. "Zehr's Installation Art Crosses the Threshold of Time," Orange County Register, September 19
1985
Bedient, Calvin. "Connie Zehr and the Municiple Art Gallery," Art in America, June
Suzanne Muchnic, "Contrasting Exhibits with a Common Thread," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, February 10, p. 91
Pincus, Robert L. "Re-creating Shifting Sands," Los Angeles Times, February 4
1984
Nicholson, Chuck. "Installing Poetry," ArtWeek, June 16
1983
Phillips, Kathryn. "Connie Zehr at UC Irvine," Images & Issues, July/August
1980

Muchnic, Suzanne. "Contemporaries: Artists to Bank on," Los Angeles Times, February 13
Wilson, William. "Ruminations on Life and Death," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, February 10
Muchnic, Suzanne. "The Galleries," Los Angeles Times, October 24

1977
Askey, Ruth. "Six Artists, Six Spaces," ArtWeek, February 5
1976 Wilson, William. "A Display of Integrated Creativity," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, January 18
1975
Golden, Amy. "The New Whitney Biennial: Patterns Emerging?" Art in America, May-June
Smith, Roberta. "Reviews: Biennial, The Whitney Museum," Art Forum, May
Ballatore, Sandy. "1975 Whitney Biennial - A View from the West," ArtWeek, April 5
Danieli, Edie and Fidel. "Gary Lloyd and Connie Zehr," ArtWeek, April 15
Bourbon, David. "The Whitney Biennial: A Safari to the Back Yard," The Village Voice, February 10
Genaver, Emily. "Art and Artist," New York Post, February 1
Russell, John. "Whitney Finds This Land is Its Land," New York Times
1973
Danieli, Fidel. "Sightlines/LA Art," Los Angeles Weekly News, August 25-31
Canavier, Elena. "Drawings '73," ArtWeek, August 4
Manger, Barbara. "Four Sculptors from L.A." ArtWeek, January 12
1972
Canavier, Elena. "The Art Scene," The Record Ledger, September 12
Gluek, Grace. "Winning the West," The New York Times, April 16
Wilson, William. "A Vague Unfreedom in Feminist Works," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, April 9
Wilson, William. "The L.A. Fifteen - Spokesmen for Lotus Land," Los Angeles Times/Calendar, March 5
Wilson, William. "Two Women Artists at Cal State L.A." Los Angeles Times, February 21
Canavier, Elena. "The Art Scene," The Record Ledger, February 17
1971

Plagens, Peter. 'Los Angeles,'Art Forum, November
Plagens, Peter. "The Decline and Rise of Younger Los Angeles Art," Art Forum, November
Wilson, William. "Art Works of Rope, Sand," Los Angeles Times, September 6

 

BOOKS

2010
Keinholtz, Lyn, L.A. Rising: Art and Artists before 1980, California/International Arts Foundation
1979
Munro, Eleanor. Originals: American Women Artists. New York: Simon and Schuster
1976
Artpark, the Program in Visual Arts. Artpark, Lewiston, New York
1975
Schapiro, Miriam. Art: A Woman's Sensibility. Valencia, California
1974
Plagens, Peter. Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast. New York, Praeger Publishers, pp 137, 138

 

VIDEO

1981
Four Mounds of Sand, Altered by Steel - disc, sphere, rod - An Installment by Connie Zehr, Baxter Gallery

 

SELECTED LECTURES

1999
"Installation and the Language of Identity", Southern California Women's Caucus for Art Joint WCA/CAA panel.
Panel: "Art in Pasadena 1960-1974". One Colorado, Pasadena, California
Artist lecture, re: Southern California Environments, CSUN Art Gallery, Northridge, California
Lecture (juror), Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California
1998
Artist lecture: Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, California
1997
Artist lecture: Municipal Art Gallery, in Conjunction with Sensuality in the Abstract. Los Angeles, California
1995
Panel Discussion: Ruth Chandler Williamsan Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California in conjunction with Body, Mind, and Spirit – Eight Sculptors.
1991
Artist lecture in conjunction with In/Site, New City Theater, Seattle, Washington
1987
"NEA Artists Forum Lecture Series":
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington
Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington


"Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture", California State University, Los Angeles
"Artists' Lecture," Irvine Fine Arts Center, sponsered by OCVA, Irvine, California
"Artist Lecture Series," California State University at Northridge
"Artist Lecture Series," Otis Art Institute, Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, California
"Art in the Environment," moderator, panel discussion, Chaffey College, Alta Loma, California
"Artist Lecture", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China


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