22.75 х 30.25 in. cm.
1. 'Untitled Number One,' 1991. 22.75 x 30.25 inches.
2. 'Untitled Number Two,' 1991. 22.75 x 29.75 inches.
Known for his vividly colored works of geometric abstraction that questioned ideals of minimalism, contemporary artist Peter Halley (B. 1953) is considered a leading practitioner of the Neo Geo movement centered around the East Village in New York during the mid-1980's. With his work, Halley explores the relationship between what he refers to as "prisons" and "cells", which are inhabited social spaces seen throughout the world that have been transformed into compartmentalized geometric forms. Halley received his BA from Yale University and his MFA from the University of New Orleans, and since 1980 has resided in New York. The artist has held numerous exhibitions the world over with shows at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, NL), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), and Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, JP), among others. Most recently, his work has been the subject of solo shows held at Galeria SENDA, Barcelona, Spain (2012); Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, Germany (2011); Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY (2011); and Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (2010). In 2002, Halley was appointed Yale University’s Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Print Making.
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Tate Britain, London, England
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany