Overview

(b. 1980) in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts

Lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana

 

While unified in simplicity of delivery, Peter Shear's paintings range widely across imagery and manner of execution. The result is a body of work which Shear, borrowing from the languages of abstraction, has evolved into a shorthand vocabulary at once personal and familiar, slangy and poetic.

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Biography

Born 1980 Beverly Farms, Massachusetts

Lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021: Fortnight Institute, Forthcoming exhibition

2019: Time Stamp, Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University

2017:  Magnolias All At Once, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2017:  Editions of You, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL

2017: Opportunity Cost, A\M Projects, Indianapolis, IN

2016: Family Resemblance, ATM, Austin, TX

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020: Maelstom, curated by Fortnight Institute, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

2020: Zwag Curated by Kylie Manning, CG Boerner, New York, NY

2019: Adrian, George, Peter, Sofia e Tamina, P420 Galleria, Bologna, Italy

2018:  Locus Focus: Peter Shear and Arvind Sundararajan, curated by Emil Robinson, 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati.

2018:  Lonely Planet, curated by Andrew Brischler, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2017:  Say Yes, curated by Kimia Ferdowsi Kline, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit

2017:  ONLY Small Paintings, Fortnight Institute, New York, NY

2016:  Basic Instinct, Peter Shear and Ellen Siebers, FJORD, Philadelphia, PA

2016:  Good Bad Brush: Peter Shear and Matthew Wong, The Occasional Gallery, Burlington, WA

2016:  Katelyn Eichwald and Peter Shear, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA

2015:  Peer Review, Blyth Gallery, Imperial College of London, England

2014:  Brute Moderates, Clinton King & Peter Shear, Firework Space, Brooklyn, NY

2013:  The Double Down, curated by Trudy Benson and Jason Stopa, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013:  Reason & Romance, curated by Alain Biltereyst, 6b Gallery, Elingen, Belgium

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019: Mousse Magazine | Sofia Silva | February 2019

2019: Art Viewer | George, Peter, Sofia e Tamina at P420 | February 28, 2019

2018:  FieldTrip, 'A Conversation with Peter Shear', interview with Ryan Kerr,

2018:  Observer, 'The Artists Busting the Myth That Big Paintings Sell Better', Margaret Carrigan

2017:  Magnolias All At Once, published by Fortnight Institute, 2017

2017:  Artdependence, "The beginning of the 21st century is a great time for the world's autodidacts."

2017:  New York Times, Roberta Smith, 2017

2017:  New York Magazine, 'The Art World Needs a Jolt. The Electricity Is Coming From Some

Surprising Places.' by Jerry Saltz.

2017:  Hyperallergic, 'The Homages and Inventions of a Self-Taught Painter' by John Yau, 2017

2017:  Hyperallergic, 'The Studio Visit That Wasn't Exactly a Studio Visit: Dan Devening, Mie Kongo,

2017:  New City Chicago,'What's the Point of Abstraction These Days?' by Alan Pocaro

2017:  'Suspect Poetics' by Brian Leahy, 2017.

2016:  'Peter Shear: Some Thoughts, Open Not Closed' by Chris Ashley.

2013:  Sensitive Skin Magazine #10.

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