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

2018

Fusion, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, Delaware

2017

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York

2015

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York

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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