Born 1952, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Lives and works in Woodside, 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 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 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 SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 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 Intl 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 AWARDS AND HONORS 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 BIBLIOGRAPHY 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