Peter Alexander
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Born 1939, Los Angeles, CA
   
EDUCATION
1957-60 University of Pennsylvania
1960-62 Architectural Association, London, England
1965 University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
1966 University of California, Los Angeles, M.F.A.
 
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2007 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California
1996 California State University Long Beach, Summer Arts Festival
1983 Sarabhai Foundation, Ahmedabad, India
1982 Centrum Foundation, Washington
1981 University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
1976          California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach California
1971 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
1966 California State University Long Beach, Summer Arts Festival
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS/AWARDS
2003 Commissioned painting for Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles, California
1999 Peter Alexander: In This Light, Retrospective Exhibition, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
1994 Commissioned sculpture for the 777 Building, Los Angeles, architect Cesar Pelli, client South Figueroa Plaza Associates
1985 Commissioned art for Rebecca’s Restaurant, Frank Gehry, architechect
Visual images in collaboration with Frank Gehry and Ron Hays. 
1984  “Amphitheatre of Light: A Prelude to the XXIII Olympiad, Hollywood Bowl, July 27, 1984;
1980 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Survey 1970 - 2010 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2010 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York
2009 Gallery g169, “Velvets and Palms”, Santa Monica, California
Nyehaus, New York, New York
2008 Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2007 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Pasadena City College, College Art Gallery, Pasadena, California
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York
2006 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2004 Franklin Parrasach Gallery, New York, New York
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California
2003 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
2002          Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Peter Blake gallery, Laguna Beach, California
Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
2000 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1999 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“Peter Alexander: In This Light”, Orange County Museum of Art,
Newport Beach, California (retrospective catalogue)
1998 Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada
Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1994 Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica
1993  Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
“Las Vegas”, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
1991 Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
1992 “Century: A Painting by Peter Alexander”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
“Skycam”, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
1990 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans
1989 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)
1987 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
1985 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
1984 Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
1983  ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (catalogue)
1982 Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, California
Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
1981 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
1980 Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art
Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles
1976 California State University, Long Beach
1975 University of California, Irvine 1988
1972 Jack Glenn Gallery, San Diego, California
1970 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles
1969 Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas
1968 Robert Elkon Gallery, New York
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 “Primary Atmospheres”, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York
“The Last Plastics Show”, Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, California
“Elements of Nature”, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, California and City of Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, California
“Perspective 2010?, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada
“Swell”, Nyehaus, Metro Pictures and Petzel Gallery, New York, New York
“Shades of Blue”, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“Outside the Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2010?, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
2009 “Draw the Line”, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“The Beast in Me”, Bowman/Bloom Gallery, New York, New York
“Modern and Contemporary Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture”, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Inc., Los Angeles
“Elements of Nature”, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California
“Let There Be Light”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
2008 “Eye on the Sixties: Vision, Body and Soul: American Art from the Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Collection”, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California
“Fresh Air”. Brooke Alexander Editions, New York, New York
“Nepotism”, LA Contemporary Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 “Julius Shulman and Peter Alexander: Light and Space in Los Angeles”, The Gallery, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA
“Imaging and Imagining California Modern”, Orange County Museum of Art
“The Left Coast”, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, California
Group Summer Show, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco
"SoCal”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
2005 “Craig Krull Gallery“, Santa Monica, California
“"Wilder"“, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York
“"West: Frank Gehry and the Artists of Venice Beach, 1962-1978"“, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004 “Cities of Promise: Imaging Urban California”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
“Beyond Geometry”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
2003 “Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Collection, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana: and Todd Madigan Gallery at California State University, Bakersfireld  
“L.A.’s Finish Fetish”, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York
‘California Artists of the Elkon Gallery”, The Elkon Gallery, New York, New York
2001 ‘Representing L.A.’, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalog)
2000 “Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1999 “Radical Past: Contemporary Art and Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974”, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California
1998 “Light and Space”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
1995 “P.L.A.N.: Photography Los Angeles Now”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
“Landscapes, Figures and Still Lifes”, Ochi Gallery,   Ketchum, Idaho
1994 “75 Works, 75 Years: Collecting the Art of California”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
“Selected Works on Paper”, Modernism, San Francisco
“Best of the West”, Zero One Gallery, Los Angeles
“City Art”, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, California
“The Frederick Weisman Collection”, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
1993 “Sculpture and Multiples”, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
1992  “Individual Realities in the California Art Scene”, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo and Seibu Tsukashin Hall, Amagisaki,Japan
1991          “Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Gallery forContemporary Art”, San Diego Museum of Art
1990 “Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation”, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York
1987 “Los Angeles Today: Contemporary Visions”, Amerika Haus, Berlin
“Selections from the Permanent Collection”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1986 “Peter Alexander/Nicholas Wilder”, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
“The Golden Land”, San Diego Museum of Art
1985  “Spectrum: Los Angeles”, Hartje Gallery, Berlin (catalogue)
“Made in India”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
1984 “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture", Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
1983 “Corcoran Biennial”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1982 “Echange Entre Artistes, 1931-1982: Pologne-USA”, Museum of Modern Art, Paris and Museum of Modern Art, Lodz, Poland
1976 “Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1973 “The State of California Painting”, Auckland City Art Museum, New Zealand (catalogue)
1972 “Documenta ‘72”, Kassel, Germany
1971   “Transparency, Reflection, Light, Space”, UCLA Art Galleries, Los
1970 “300: New Multiple Art”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (catalogue)
1969 “New Materials and Methods”, Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Whitney Annual”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
“Fourteen Sculptors: The Industrial Edge”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (catalogue)
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Akron Art Institute, Ohio
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
Eli Broad Collection, Los Angeles
Flint Institute of the Arts, Michigan
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fort Worth Art Museum, Texas
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles
Fresno Art Museum, California
Getty Museum, Malibu, California
Voorhees Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
La Jolla Museum, California
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota
Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu, Hawaii
Museum of Modern Art, New York
New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana
New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, New York
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, California
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California Oakland Museum, California
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, New York
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, California
San Diego Museum of Art, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Stanford University Art Museum, Palo Alto, California
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Santa Barbara
Vancouver Museum of Art, British Columbia, Canada
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota