Born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1958, Wesley Anderegg went on to Arizona State University in Tempe, where he received his B.S. in Geography.
Anderegg’s often diminuative clay figures, many fashioned from the shoulders up, are activated by facial expressions and hand gestures embellished with accouterments, revealing their occupational trade: waiters, magicians, acrobats, pirates and more. The figures are both frightening and humorous, and based on a lifetime of watching and listening to people. Anderegg’s figural groups suggest an imaginary narrative that often conveys his social and political concerns. Foregoing romance, they pay homage to our anxious society, fraught with political conflict and social upheaval. Anderegg is the recipient of many awards and has been a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, and at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO.