Peter Shear - Biography
Born 1980 Beverly Farms, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana
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: Magnolias All At Once (solo), Fortnight Institute, New York, NY
2017: Editions of You (solo), Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago, IL
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
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.