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peter shelton portrait
photo: Liz Fischbach

 

Peter Shelton

1951 Born, Troy, OH
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1973 B.A. Pomona College, Claremont, CA
1974 Trade certification: Hobart School of Welding Technology, Troy, OH
1979 M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles

full biography

   

Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions

Peter Shelton
eyehand: Selected sculpture from 1975 - 2011

19 November - 14 January 2012

Loose Canon
Second floor and Skyroom
13 October 2011 - 12 November 2011

     

Peter Shelton
littlethinman

Skyroom
25 February - 3 April 2010

 
3 x 3
Sculpture by Richard Deacon,
Peter Shelton and Joel Shapiro
Painting by Imi Knoebel,
Robert Mangold and Jason Martin

14 January - 13 February 2010
     

Peter Shelton: dogstar
Skyroom
8 March - 17 May 2008

 

Seven Rooms Seven Artists
L.A. Louver Summer 2006
13 July - 2 September 2006

  → view all past L.A. Louver exhibitions
Selected Museum exhibitions

Time Capsule: Recently Acquired Works from
1970s and 1980s

includes Peter Shelton
curated by Dan Cameron
Orange County Museum of Art
Costa Mesa, CA
13 April - 27 July 2014
CELEBRATING TWO DECADES:
The Peggy and Eric Lieber Collection

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Center for the Arts: Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
11 May 2013 - 04 August 2013
     
It Happened at Pomona
Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969 - 1973,
Part 3: At Pomona

Pomona College Museum of Art
Pomona, CA
10 March 2012 - 13 May 2012
Peter Shelton
19 February - 5 June 2011
Portland Art Museum
     
Los Angeles-Paris, 1955 - 1985
Centre Pompidou
Paris, France
08 March 2006 - 17 July 2006
 
  → view all past museum exhibitions

Selected public Commissions

Peter Shelton: sixbeaststwomonkeys
Public commission
Spring Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Los Angeles, CA
24 October 2009

Peter Shelton: thinmanlittlebird
Public commission
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Indianapolis, IN
24 April 2009
     
Peter Shelton: cloudsandclunkers
Public commission
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Seattle, WA
01 January 2003
Peter Shelton: ROCKshadow
Public commission
Seattle, WA
01 January 2002
  → view all past commissions
Selected Publications

sixtyslippers
Published by the University of California at Berkeley Art Museum,
in collaboration with L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
4 December 1997 - 31 January 1998
Essay by Jacquelynn Baas, interview by Constance Lewallen
60 pages, 65 illustrations
Softback, out of print
This exhibition traveled to the
University of California at Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA;
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.

Peter Shelton: godspipes blackelephanthouse
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and the Henry Moore Sculpture Trust
13 March - 14 June 1998
Foreword by Robert Hopper, text by Christopher Knight
30 pages, 10 color illustrations, 30 b&w illustrations
Softback, $20

     

Peter Shelton: bottlesbonesandthingsgetwet
3 March - 15 May 1994
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Foreword by Stephanie Barron, text by Carol S. Eliel
72 pages, 37 color illustrations, 40 black and white illustrations
Softcover, $20

 

floatinghouseDEADMAN
Republished by Louver Gallery, New York, NY;
originally published by Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1987
6 January - 3 February 1990
Foreword by Dr. Edith A. Tonelli, selected notes by Peter Shelton
32 pages, 47 black and white and color illustrations
Softback, $15

     

Peter Shelton: waxworks
Des Moines Art Center, IA
24 September - 13 November 1988
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA
7 April - 4 June 1989
Introduction by Cornelia H. Butler
52 pages, 15 color illustrations
Softcover, $15

   
   
Selected Videos

 
     
 
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Artist's website

www.petershelton.com    
     
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available works

                                               

 
dmeananlean
22 October – 27 November 1999
LA Louver, Venice, CA >>
 
     

blackelephanthouse
Peter Shelton, Dean Clough
1998 - 99
Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax, England >>
 

     


godspipes
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, 1998 - 99 >>
 

 
sixtyslippers
1997
LA Louver, Venice, CA
 
  Skyroom Installation
2 August – 31 August 1996
LA Louver, Venice, CA
 

handsbones and thingsicanthrow
28 October – 25 November, 1995
LA Louver, Venice, CA
 

thingsgetwet: a work in progress
1 May – 29 May 1993
Louver Gallery New York, NY >>
 
      shirts and monstermawbaggutheaderhead
7 December – 4 January 1992
LA Louver, Venice, CA >>
 
     

Peter Shelton: Sculpture
9 February – 9 March 1991
Louver Gallery, New York
 

Peter Shelton: Drawings
11 August – 8 September 1990
 

 
peter shelton dmeananlean peter shelton shakeyjake blackelephanthouse Peter Shelton blackelephanthouse Peter Shelton godspipes Peter Shelton sculpture godspipes Peter Shelton sculpture sixtyslippers shelton shelton mereubu shelton handsbones and thingsicanthrow peter shelton shotguncanetree peter shelton pagodawindowskull peter shelton churchsnakebedbone shelton shirts and monstermawbaggutheaderhead sculpture peter shelton knifehead sculpture
peter shelton doublepoodleloopheader sculpture
shelton peter blackdress sculpture Peter Shelton: Drawings

 
Installation photography

   
shakeyjake
 

 
Installation photography

 

 
Installation photography

 

 
Installation photography

   
godspipes
   
sixtyslippers
   
mereubu
 


lipbone

   
shotguncanetree
   
pagodawindowskull
   
churchsnakebedbone
 


Installation photography

 
knifehead
 
doublepoodleloopheader
 
blackdress