Rhonda Weppler (b. Winnipeg) is a San Francisco-based artist whose work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Indiana), Orange Coast College Photography Gallery (Costa Mesa), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Dos de Mayo (Madrid), Tokyo Wonder Site, and loop-raum (Berlin). Her work is represented in public collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montreal and the National Gallery of Canada. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and a BA (Fine Art and Art History) from the University of Toronto.
My solo and collaborative work (with artist Trevor Mahovsky) examines the overlooked details of the world. I am interested in the resonance of objects: their cultural significance, their nostalgic value, their connection to our bodies in terms of nourishment and hygiene. But I am also interested in the way our relations with objects are fraught, in the way that the culture we create out of objects can seem profoundly indifferent or even hostile to us.