Biography

Peter Halley biography

photo: Luciano Perna

Born in New York, NY 1953 | Lives and works in New York, NY
 

Peter Halley is an American artist who came to prominence as a central figure in the Neo-Conceptualist movement of the 1980’s. Beginning in the early 1980s, Peter Halley has employed the language of geometric abstraction in paintings that explore the organization of social space in the digital age. In recent decades, his work has branched out to encompass architectural-scale installations that include paintings, algorithmic flowcharts, digital prints, and other diverse media. In an era increasingly dominated by digital technology and social media, Halley’s influence—as artist, writer, magazine publisher and university professor—has been widely recognized.

 

Halley’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world. He has held solo exhibitions recently at the Lever House Art Collection, New York, (2018) the Schrin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2016), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California (2015) and the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne, France (2014).

 

Halley’s works can be found in numerous public collections, including the Tate Modern, London, England, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, among others.


Galerie Forsblom has been representing Peter Halley since 2006.