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Peter Shelton

1951 Born January 18, Troy, OH
Currently 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

   
Current Commissions

Peter Shelton
sixbeastsandtwomonkeys

Public dedication of "sixbeastsandtwomonkeys"
Saturday, 24 October 2009
10 am - 3 pm
Spring Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Los Angeles, CA
Parking is available on the street, and in nearby public
and private lots south of 2nd Street, on Main and Spring
Streets.

Peter Shelton
thinmanlittlebird

Public sculpture commission, dedicated 24 April 2009
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Indianapolis, IN
     

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

Peter Shelton
19 February - 5 June 2011
Portland Art Museum

 
    → view all past museum exhibitions

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.

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: 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

 

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: 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

 

 

     
Artist's website

www.petershelton.com    
     
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videos

available works



                                                                 

gandhiG
2002
Installation view at
San Diego Museum
of Ceontemporary Art,
San Diego, CA
 

                                                                           

 
3 x 3
14 January - 13 February 2010 >>
 
 
Peter Shelton: dogstar
Skyroom
8 March - 17 May 2008

 
 
godspipes
6 January – 11 February 2006
LA Louver, Venice, CA >>
 
      cloudsandclunkers
2004 - 05
commission for the SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA >>
 
              caterpillar
16 May - 20 June 2005
Skyroom Installation
LA Louver, Venice, CA
 
 
gogglelipsandgeogobals for Celebes
21 January – 19 February 2005
LA Louver, Venice, CA >>
 
         

ovalglobal
17 October – 15 November 2003
LA Louver, Venice, CA >>
 
           

ROCKshadow
2002
Public Commission, Seattle, WA >>
 

      Peter Shelton
Dominico Bianchi
11 April – 11 May 2002
LA Louver, Venice, CA >>
 
              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, fiberglass sculpture, blackslot, 2009 spacer peter shelton, fiberglass sculpture, redpocket, 2009 peter shelton dogstar peter shelton godspipes peter shelton godspipes peter shelton godspipes la louver shelton cloudsandclunkers SeaTac Airport shelton cloudsandclunkers SeaTac Airport shelton cloudsandclunkers SeaTac Airport shelton cloudsandclunkers SeaTac Airport shelton cloudsandclunkers SeaTac Airport peter shelton caterpillar peter shelton gogglelips peter shelton littlemoonbird peter shelton redouroboros peter shelton french vent Peter Shelton ovalglobal doubleduck Peter Shelton ovalglobal puplegulch Peter Shelton ovalglobal godshole Peter Shelton ovalglobal whitebuttons peter shelton  gandhig peter shelton rock peter shelton rockshadow peter shelton blackhole peter shelton whitedrain peter shelton bluebullet peter shelton redtop peter shelton blackdrop 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
 
blackslot
 
 
redpocket
 
 
dogstar
   
 
 
 
godspipes
West wall
 
 
godspipes
North wall detail
 
 
godspipes
South wall >>
 
 

 
cloudsandclunkers >>

                 

 
caterpillar

   
gogglelips
   
littlemoonbird
   
redouroboros
 

 
frenchvent

   
doubleduck
   
purplegulch
   
godshole
   
whitebuttons
   
gandhiG
 

 
Installation photography

 

 
Installation photography

   
blackhole
   
whitedrain
   
bluebullet
   
redtop
   
blackdrop
 

 
Installation photography

   
shakeyjake
 

 
Installation photography

 

 
Installation photography

 

 
Installation photography

   
godspipes
   
sixtyslippers
   
mereubu
 


lipbone

   
shotguncanetree
   
pagodawindowskull
   
churchsnakebedbone
 


Installation photography

 
knifehead
 
doublepoodleloopheader
 
blackdress