STOERCHLE, Wolfgang

Creator

STOERCHLE, WOLFGANG
United States, 1944 - 1976
Wolfgang Stoerchle was a conceptual artist born in 1944 in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany. Stoerchle later lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Los Angeles, California in the United States. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate degree and UC Santa Barbara for graduate studies, receiving an MFA in 1968. His works that followed employed the media of performance and video, many of which were made in Southern California. He performed in a group called California Time Machine, which included artists Miles Varner and Daniel Lentz, and in 1970, Stoerchle was enlisted by Allan Kaprow to teach in the Post-Studio Art program at the California Institute of Arts. Stoerchle was known for his new perspectives about what constitutes art, even using technological visuals of his own body as works. Many of his artworks and public displays also engaged themes of sexuality and psychosexuality. Even after his death in 1976 while he was living in New Mexico, Stoerchle’s impact on art was honored through exhibits such as Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960-1971 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2015.

Citation

STOERCHLE, WOLFGANG, United States, 1944 - 1976, and Wolfgang Stoerchle was a conceptual artist born in 1944 in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany. Stoerchle later lived in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Los Angeles, California in the United States. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate degree and UC Santa Barbara for graduate studies, receiving an MFA in 1968. His works that followed employed the media of performance and video, many of which were made in Southern California. He performed in a group called California Time Machine, which included artists Miles Varner and Daniel Lentz, and in 1970, Stoerchle was enlisted by Allan Kaprow to teach in the Post-Studio Art program at the California Institute of Arts. Stoerchle was known for his new perspectives about what constitutes art, even using technological visuals of his own body as works. Many of his artworks and public displays also engaged themes of sexuality and psychosexuality. Even after his death in 1976 while he was living in New Mexico, Stoerchle’s impact on art was honored through exhibits such as Art on Camera: Photographs by Shunk-Kender, 1960-1971 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2015., “STOERCHLE, Wolfgang,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4680.