Lenzo Life Or Death 2009 ceramics mixed media 19x16x9in


Peter Lenzo

Columbia resident Peter Lenzo (b. 1955, New York City) was selected for the 1995 and 1998 South Carolina TRIENNIAL exhibitions, the recent 701 Center for Contemporary Art exhibition TRIENNIAL Revisited as well as for Thresholds, a traveling exhibition of Southeastern art dealing with religion and spirituality. His work is in several museums, including the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia; the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C.; and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Lenzo’s solo shows include those at the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art, the European Ceramic Work Center in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, and Ferrin Gallery in Lenox, Mass. He holds an MFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and was the founder of Southern Pottery Workcenter and Gallery in Columbia.

Statement of support:

Peter Lenzo has taken the traditional southern form of the face jug to face his own mortality. His works chronicle the journey he has taken in living with epilepsy. His works transcend the form to bare the soul of the artists.

Mana Hewitt, University of South Carolina, Columbia


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