B I O / P E T E R . H A L L E Y
Peter Halley first came to prominence as a result of the geometric paintings rendered in intense day-glo colours that he produced in the early 1980s. His practice as an artist is usually associated with minimalism and neo-geo. Halley is also known as a writer, publisher and teacher.
He received his B.A. in 1975 from Yale University and his M.F.A. in 1978 from the University of New Oreleans. He stayed in New Orleans for two more years until he moved to New York in 1980. He has lived and worked there ever since.
Halley first exhibited in 1985 at International with Monument, an art gallery in New York City’s East Village. Since then, he has had exhibitions withMary Boone Gallery, Sonnabend Gallery, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Jablonka Galerie, Galerie Thaddeus Robac, and Waddington Galleries. The first major survey of his work was held at the CAPC museum in Bordeaux, France in 1992.
Halley has lectured extensively, including at the Art Institute of Chicago and theAmerican Academy in Rome. He was a co-founder of Index Magazine and published the magazine from 1996 to 2006. Halley's writings on art, influenced by French post-structuralism, have been published in two volumes. In 2001, he received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism from the College Art Association.
From 2002 to 2011, he was Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at Yale School of Art.
His works are held in the collections of MoMa theTate, and the Guggenheim.