PETER ALEXANDER


Biography


1939 Born in Los Angeles, CA
1957-1960 University of Pennsylvania
1960-1962 Architechtural Association, London, England
1962-1963 University of California, Berkeley
1963-1964 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, B.A.
1963-1964 University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
1963-1964 University of California, Los Angeles, M.F.A.

 

Selected Individual Exhibitions

 

1968 Robert Elkon Gallery, New York

1969 Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas

1970 Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles

1971 Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco

1972 Jack Glenn Gallery, San Diego, California

1973 Jack Glenn Gallery, San Diego, California

1974 University of California, Irvine

1975 Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, California

1976 Los Angeles Institute for Contemporary Art

1980 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles

1981 Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, California

1982 ARCO Center for Visual Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1983 Thomas Babeor Gallery, La Jolla, California

1984 Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1985 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles

1986 Gallery 454 North, Los Angeles

1987 James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1988 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans

1989 The Works Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

1990 “Sculpture 1966-72?, James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1991 Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco

1992 “Century: A Painting by Peter Alexander”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

1993 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans

1994 Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York (catalogue)

1995 Gallery at 777, Citicorp Plaza, Los Angeles

1997 Galerie Simonne Stern, New Orleans, Louisiana

1998 Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

1999 Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2000 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2001 Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

2002 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

2003 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004 Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York

2005 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

2006 Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica

2007 Pasadena City College, College Art Gallery, Pasadena, California

2008 Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2009 Gallery g169, “Velvets and Palms”, Santa Monica, California

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

1967 “Small Images”, California State College, Los Angeles

1969 “New Materials and Methods”, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1970 “300: New Multiple Art”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (catalogue)

1971 “Transparency, Reflection, Light, Space”, UCLA Art Galleries, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1972 “Documenta ‘72?, Kassel, Germany

1973 “The State of California Painting”, Auckland City Art Museum, New Zealand (catalogue)

1976 “Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1978 “The Weisman Collection”, California State University, Long Beach (catalogue)

1982 “Echange Entre Artistes, 1931-1982: Pologne-USA”, Museum of Modern Art, Paris and Museum of Modern Art, Lodz, Poland

1983 “Corcoran Biennial”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

1984 “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)

1985 “Spectrum: Los Angeles”, Hartje Gallery, Berlin (catalogue)

1987 “Los Angeles Today: Contemporary Visions”, Amerika Haus, Berlin

1990 “Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation”, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York

1991 “Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Gallery forContemporary Art”, San Diego Museum of Art

1992 “Abstraction in the Collection”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

1993 “Sculpture and Multiples”, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York

1994 “75 Works, 75 Years: Collecting the Art of California”,Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

1995 “Nocturnes, Night Works”, Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

1996 “Paintings of the New Landscape”, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

1997 “Approaching the Figure”, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco

1998 “The Winter Show”, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York

1999 “Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Collections”, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California

2000 “On Paper: Drawings, Paintings and Collages”, Skidmore Contemporary Art, Malibu, California

2001 “Representing L.A.”, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalog)

2002 “Velvet Kruise”, Self Help Graphics, 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”

2004 “Cities of Promise: Imaging Urban California”, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

2005 “Beyond Geometry”, Miami Art Museum, Florida (catalogue)

2006 “Southern California Minimalism”, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada

2007 “Imaging and Imagining California Modern”, Orange County Museum of Art, February 3-June 17, 2007

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

2009 “Draw the Line”, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2010 “Primary Atmospheres”, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, New York

 

Special Projects/Awards

 

1971 PBS Documentary, “Artists of America” series

1975 Paramount Pictures, prop drawings for the film “Day of the Locust”

1980 Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

1984 “Amphitheatre of Light: A Prelude to the XXIII Olympiad”, Hollywood Bowl, July 27, 1984

1985 Commissioned art for Rebecca’s Restaurant, Frank Gehry, architechect. Visual images in collaboration with Frank Gehry and Ron Hays.

1988 “Eight West Coast Artists”, a print project arranged by Ediciones Poligrafia, Barcelona, Spain

1989 Commissioned painting for Santa Monica Municipal Airport, California

1990 Commissioned mural for Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles Commissioned poster for Venice Art Walk, Venice, California

1992 Chamber Music Society of Los Angeles, festival poster

1994 Commissioned sculpture for the 777 Building, Los Angeles, Cesar Pelli, architect, client South Figueroa Plaza Associates, a consortium composed of Prudential Holdings, Citicorp and Mitsubishi Corporation.

1999 “Peter Alexander: In This Light”, a retrospective exhibition, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California continuing to the Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2003 Commissioned mural for the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Music Center of Los Angeles, architect Frank Gehry