Virginia Restemeyer, Jr.

Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH

Residence: Philadelphia, PA

M.F.A., Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Arts, 1986

                            B.F.A., College of Mt. St. Joseph, 1979


Sculpture is in the permanent collection of The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York; 

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; and in private collections


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship recipient, 1992


About Me

Selected Exhibitions

    Biennial Faculty Exhibition, The Design Center at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, 2004

       • Artfront Partnership, City Storefront Windows Project, Philadelphia, PA 1994-95

        • New Acquisitions, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City, 1992

        • Modern Myth, Materia Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 1992

       • Three Rivers Arts Festival: Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991

       • Light: A Sculptural Approach, Archon Gallery, New York City, 1991

        • Fantasy & Humor Show: Funny Furniture, Rosenfeld Gallery,

Philadelphia, PA, 1990

        • Window on South Street, Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1990

       • Fanciful/Functional, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA, 1989

        • Voices of Dissent, Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1987

        • New Visions of Family: A National Juried Exhibition, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 1986

       • Group Exhibition, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, 1986

       • Plaster Invitational, Studio San Giuseppe, Cincinnati, OH, 1985

        • Women’s Caucus for Art National Juried Exhibition, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA, 1984

Selected Articles/Reviews

        • “Dressing Up Center City’s Windows,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 14, 1994

        • “Space Invaders: Windows of Opportunity,” City Paper, July 22-29, 1994

        • “Winners: Art Shows Alfresco: In Store Windows,” The Philadelphia Inquirer,

July 22, 1994

        • “Artisans in the Mainstream,” Colonial Homes’ Stylewatch, Spring 1992

        • “Cast-Off Convertibles,” New York Newsday, September 6, 1991

        • “Transformations of the Obvious,” Metropolis, June, 1991

        • “How Discarded Relics Can Light Up the Night,” The New York Times,

February 14, 1991

        • “Fixtures of the Community,” New York Newsday, January 24, 1991

        • “Lamps That Make Statements,” The New York Times, March 15, 1990

        • “In A New Light,” Philadelphia Magazine, April, 1990

       • “News,” Lighting Dimensions, May/June, 1990


Contact Me

If you wish to make any comments or criticisms, or if you just like to discuss art, I can be reached at  

what you bump into


  Probasco Haus Press

A special thanks to the two professionals who, so painstakingly, photographed these difficult-to-capture works: Thomas Amico and Eugene Mopsik, both friends as well as commercial photographers. Without their efforts there would be no images for this website.