Werner Glinka

Werner Glinka
Born 1952 BirthGelsenkirchen, Germany.
Lives and works in HomeWoodside, California, USA.

Werner Glinka is a mixed media artist who lives in Woodside, California. He was born and raised in Gelsenkirchen, Germany an industrial town of coalmines and steel plants. There he was educated as an electrical engineer.

He came to California in 1981 to work in Silicon Valley where he enjoyed a successful career as an engineering and marketing executive. After he moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains, he developed his unique style of assemblage combining the influences of the sleek, steel-and-glass modernism of the Bauhaus movement with the simple, functional grace of Japanese landscapes. He maintains an art studio in Belmont.

Glinka has shown his work throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Peninsula Museum of Art, the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, The AVArtfest at the Triton Museum, d.p. Fong Gallery, Crockett Contemporary Art and the 1870 Art Center. His artwork is owned by private collectors in the US and Europe.

Werner Glinka can be reached at 650.851.5909. His work can be viewed on line at www.wernerglinka.com


2007 “Assemblage”, San Mateo City Gallery

2006 “Urban Totems Redux”, ARTshare 25 Gallery, San Mateo
  “Urban Totems”, 1870 Art Center, Belmont
  “Debra Koppman & Werner Glinka”, Crockett Contemporary Art, Crockett,

2005 Stanford Law School (December/January2006)
  “Urban Totems”, Elizabeth Norton Studio, Palo Alto
  “Werner Glinka & Mary Huntsman”, Crockett Contemporary Art, Crockett
  “Assemblage”, 25 Gallery, San Mateo

2004 Matilda Bos, Tiburon
  Pacific Showrooms West, San Francisco
  “New Work”, Cafe Torrefazione, San Francisco

2003 “Visual Mantras”, d.p.Fong Galleries, San Jose
  Institute for the Future, Palo Alto
  “Visual Mantras”, Woodside Library, Woodside,
  “Visual Mantras”, Enso Gallery, Half Moon Bay
  “Explorations in 2D & 3D”, Norton Gallery, Palo Alto

2002 “Visual Mantras”, Mountain View Center of Performing Art
  Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Palo Alto
  Down Town Library, Palo Alto
  Atherton Library
2001 “Fallen Leaf”, Woodside Library


2007 “Berlin & Beyond”, German Consulat General, San Francisco

2006 2006 Sunset and Popular Science House of Innovation in Alamo
  “Blue”, San Mateo City Gallery
  “Winter on the Peninsula”, ARTshare 25 Gallery, San Mateo

2005 “Peninsula Landscapes:New Approaches”, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont

2004 Opening Exhibition, Sobi Gallery, Burlingame
  “The Interpreted Landscape”, Filoli Visitors Center Gallery
  South Bay Art Momentum 2004
  Norton Gallery, Palo Alto, “PERKS”
  AVArtFest at the Triton Museum, Santa Clara

2003 “ZenDen”, Lola Gallery, San Francisco
  “International Juried Exhibition”, Herbst Int’l Exhibition Hall, San Francisco
  “Close Up”, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
  “Somewhere Out There”, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont
  “Large Works”, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto
  “Time Travel”, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto

2002 “Inside Out”, Pacific Art League Palo Alto
  “Balance in 2002”, Coastal Arts League
  “Romance”, Pacific Art League Palo Alto

2001 “2001 Annual Exhibit”, Menlo Art League, Menlo Park
  “Conversation Piece”, Pacific Art League Palo Alto
  “Small Pleasures, Pacific Art League Palo Alto
  “17th Annual Juried Show”, Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay


2004 “Final 14”, South Bay Art Momentum 2004

2003 “Honorable Mention”, Pacific Art League Palo Alto, “Close Up”

2002 “First Prize”, Pacific Art League Palo Alto, “Inside out”

2001 Pacific Art League Palo Alto, Community Juried
  “Honorable Mention”, Pacific Art League Palo Alto, “Small Pleasures”


Andrea Gemmet, Mountain of Inspiration
  The Almanac, August 2001

Stacy Trenton, Visual Mantras make the ordinary extraordinary
  Half Moon Review, March 2003

Angie Young, PACIFIC ART LEAGUE: Specialists in Visual Talent
  In the Studio e-magazine, April 2004

Stacy Trevenon, Geometry plus nature equals art
  Half Moon Bay Review, February 2005