Peter Shelton
Selected work by exhibition
1980 - 1989
floatinghouseDEADMAN
Louver New York, 1990
Peter Shelton<br>
deadman, 1985 - 86<br>
cast concrete<br>
14 x 72 x 70 in (35.6 x 182.9 x 177.8 cm)
Castings
L.A. Louver, 1989
Peter Shelton<br>
tweedledum, 1988 - 89<br>
cast copper<br>
51 1/4 x 31 x 31 in (130.2 x 78.7 x 78.7 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br>
blackmouthheader, 1989<br>
steel<br>
283 x 8 x 4 1/2 in (718.8 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm)<br>
Private collection
floatinghouseDEADMAN
Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN 1989
Peter Shelton<br>
floatinghouseDEADMAN installation photography
floatinghouseDEADMAN
Wight Art Gallery, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA 1987
Peter Shelton<br>
floatinghouseDEADMAN
installation photography, 1987
BLACKVAULT falloffstone: Sculpture Inside Outside
The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 1988
Peter Shelton<br>
BLACKVAULT falloffstone: Sculpture Inside Outside<br>
installation photography, 1988
HARDSTRETCH droop and Tub, tubes and pipes; Elements: Five Installations
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1987
Installation photography<br>
HARDSTRETCH droop and tub, tubes and pipes; Elements: Five Installations, 1987 <br>
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Installation photography<br>
HARDSTRETCH droop and tub, tubes and pipes; Elements: Five Installations, 1987 <br>
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Installation photography<br>
HARDSTRETCH droop and tub, tubes and pipes; Elements: Five Installations, 1987 <br>
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Installation photography<br>
HARDSTRETCH droop and tub, tubes and pipes; Elements: Five Installations, 1987 <br>
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Recent Sculptures
L.A. Louver, 1986
Peter Shelton<br>
Ump, 1984 - 86<br>
mixed media<br>
43 x 26 x 13 in.(109.2 x 66 x 33 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br>
Facein, 1986<br>
mixed media<br>
30 x 19 1/2 x 12 in (76.2 x 49.5 x 30.5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Majorjoints, Hangers and Squat
L.A. Louver, 1984
In conjunction with Melinda Wyatt Gallery
Peter Shelton<br>
Installation photography<br>
majorjoints, hangers, and squat
Peter Shelton<br>
Installation photography<br>
majorjoints, hangers, and squat
pipegut, waterseat and STANDSTILL
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR 1984
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: pipegut, waterseat and STANDSTILL<br>
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: pipegut, waterseat and STANDSTILL<br>
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: pipegut, waterseat and STANDSTILL<br>
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR
sweathouse and littleprincipals, 1977 - 82
Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, 1982
Installation photography<br>
sweathouse and littleprincipals, 1977 - 82<br>
Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, installation, 1982
Brownrooms, 1977 - 78
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) 1980
Peter Shelton<br>
brownrooms, 1977 - 78<br>
installation 1980 <br>
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
BIRDHOUSE, holecan
Chapman College, Orange, CA 1980
Peter Shelton<br>
 BIRDHOUSE, holecan, 1980 <br>
Chapman College, Orange, CA, in conjunction with L.A.<br>
Institute of Contemporary Art
1990 - 1999
dmeananlean
L.A. Louver, 1999
Installation photography
Peter Shelton<br>
shakeyjake, 1999<br>
mixed media<br>
140 x 68 x 45 in (355.6 x 172.7 x 114.3 cm)<br>
Private collection
blackelephanthouse
Dean Clough, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust, Halifax, England 1998
installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: BLACKELEPHANTHOUSE
installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: BLACKELEPHANTHOUSE
godspipes
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 1998
Installation photography<br>
godspipes<br>
Irish Museum
Installation photography<br>
godspipes<br>
Irish Museum
sixtyslippers
L.A. Louver, 1998
Installation photography<br>
sixtyslippers
mèreubu
L.A. Louver, 1996
Peter Shelton<br>
mèreubu, 1996<br>
bronze<br>
93 1/2 x 33 x 55 in (237.5 x 83.8 x 139.7 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br> 
lipbone, 1995<br> 
bronze<br> 
5 x 2 1/2 x 3 in (12.7 x 6.4 x 7.6 cm)
thingsgetwet
L.A. Louver, 1993
Peter Shelton<br>  
churchsnakebedbone, 1993<br>
cast bronze and water<br>
87 x 77 x 38 in (221 x 195.6 x 96.5 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br> 
pagodawindowskull, 1993<br> 
cast bronze and water<br> 
68 x 16 x 16 in (172.7 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)<br> 
Private collection
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: shirts and monstermawbaggutheaderhead
Peter Shelton<br>
knifehead, 1991<br>
mixed media with fiberglass<br>
70 x 11 x 35 in (177.8 x 27.9 x 88.9 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
doublepoodleloopheader, 1992<br>
mixed media with fiberglass<br>
95 x 27 x 20 in (241.3 x 68.6 x 50.8 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton
L.A. Louver, 1991
Peter Shelton<br> 
blackdress, 1990 - 91<br> 
bronze<br> 
62 x 77 x 55 in. (157.5 x 195.6 x 139.7 cm)
Drawings
L.A. Louver, 1990
Peter Shelton<br> 
whiteleg header, 1990<br> 
graphite on mylar<br> 
30 x 42 in (76.2 x 106.7 cm)<br> 
32 1/4 x 44 1/4 in (81.9 x 112.4 cm)(fr)
2000 - 2009
3 x 3
L.A. Louver, 2010
Peter Shelton<br>
blackslot, 2009<br>
fiberglass<br>
95 x 29 x 102 in. (241.3 x 73.7 x 259.1 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
redpocket, 2009<br>
fiberglass<br>
72 1/2 x 65 1/2 x 85 1/2 in. (184.2 x 166.4 x 217.2 cm)
Installation photography, 3 x 3
dogstar
L.A. Louver, 2008
Peter Shelton<br>
dogstar, 2007<br>
bronze<br>
88 x 76 x 89 in. (223.5 x 193 x 226.1 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br>
dogstar, 2007<br>
bronze<br>
88 x 76 x 89 in. (223.5 x 193 x 226.1 cm)<br>
Private collection
godspipes
L.A. Louver, 2006
Peter Shelton<br>
godspipes, 1997 - 98<br>
West wall (detail)<br>
mixed media<br>
dimensions variable (189 elements)<br>
<br>
all photography: Tom Vinetz
Peter Shelton<br>
godspipes, 1997 - 98<br>
West wall (detail)<br>
mixed media<br>
dimensions variable (189 elements)<br>
<br>
all photography: Tom Vinetz
Peter Shelton<br>
godspipes, 1997 - 98<br>
West wall (detail)<br>
mixed media<br>
dimensions variable (189 elements)<br>
<br>
all photography: Tom Vinetz
Peter Shelton<br>
godspipes, 1997 - 98<br>
West wall (detail)<br>
mixed media<br>
dimensions variable (189 elements)<br>
<br>
all photography: Tom Vinetz
Peter Shelton<br>
godspipes, 1997 - 98<br>
West wall (detail)<br>
mixed media<br>
dimensions variable (189 elements)<br>
<br>
all photography: Tom Vinetz
cloudsandclunkers
commission for the SeaTac Airport, Seattle, WA 2003
cloudsandclunkers
Public sculpture commission, 2003
cloudsandclunkers
Public sculpture commission, 2003
caterpillar
L.A Louver, 2005
Peter Shelton<br>
caterpillar, 2004 - 05<br>
cast bronze<br>
88 x 40 x 34 in. (223.5 x 101.6 x 86.4 cm)
 Installation photography gogglelipsandgeogobals for Celebes
Peter Shelton<br>
gogglelips, 2004<br>
cast bronze<br>
70 x 50 x 42 in (177.8 x 127 x 106.7 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br>
redouroboros, 2004 - 05<br>
mixed media<br>
70 x 50 x 42 in (177.8 x 127 x 106.7 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
littlemoonbird, 2004<br>
cast bronze<br>
17 x 9 1/2 x 13 in (43.2 x 24.1 x 33 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
frenchvent, 2004<br>
cast bronze<br>
23 x 16 x 10 1/2 in (58.4 x 40.6 x 26.7 cm
 Installation photography gogglelipsandgeogobals for Celebes
ovalglobal
L.A Louver, 2003
Peter Shelton<br>
doubleduck, 2003<br>
mixed media<br>
30 x 42 x 42 in (142.2 x 185.4 x 114.3 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
purplegulch, 2002<br>
mixed media<br>
60 x 42x 42 in (152.4 x 106.7 x 106.7 cm)
Peter Shelton<br> 
whitebuttons, 2003<br> 
mixed media<br> 
60 x 40 x 30 in (142.2 x 185.4 x 114.3 cm)
gandhiG
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA 2002
Peter Shelton<br>
ghandiG, 2002<br>
bronze<br>
30 x 10 x 8 feet (914.4 x 304.8 x 243.84 cm)<br>
Installation view at San Diego Museum of Ceontemporary Art, San Diego, CA
ROCKshadow
Public Commission Seattle, WA 2002
ROCKshadow, 2002<br>
Public Commission, Seattle, WA
Peter Shelton<br>
blackhole, 2002<br>
mixed media<br>
98 x 98 x 46 in (248.9 x 248.9 x 116.8 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br>
bluebullet, 2002<br>
mixed media<br>
63 x 26 x 24 in (160 x 66 x 61 cm)<br>
Private collection
Peter Shelton<br>
redtop, 1992 - 2002<br>
mixed media<br>
38 x 46 x 44 in (96.5 x 116.8 x 111.8 cm)
2010 - present
Peter Shelton<br>
boots, 1989<br>
bronze, water, copper and pump <br>
15 x 22 x 22 in (38.1 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm)
Peter Shelton<br> 
pinkloaf, 1999 - 2000 <br> 
mixed media<br> 
28 x 49 x 23 in (71.12 x 124.46 x 58.42 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
frogleg, 1999 - 2000<br>
lead and mixed media<br>
131 x 55 x 30 in (332.7 x 139.7 x 76.2 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
treblelobe, 2004 - 2011<br>
mixed media<br>
55 x 30 x 33 in (139.7 x 76.2 x 83.8 cm)
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: eyehand
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: eyehand
Installation photography<br>
Peter Shelton: eyehand
Peter Shelton
Portland Art Museum, OR 2011
Installation photography, Peter Shelton, Portland Art Museum
Peter Shelton<br>
U-header, 1995 - 2009<br>
mixed media<br>
78 x 28 1/2 x 28 in (198.1 x 72.4 x 71.1 cm)
Peter Shelton<br>
twopockets, 2011<br>
graphite on vellum<br>
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm)
Installation photography, Peter Shelton, Portland Art Museum
Bio

1951 Born, Troy, OH
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1973 BA Pomona College, Claremont, CA
1979 MFA University of California, Los Angeles

selected biography

Photo: Liz Fischbach
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
Selected museum exhibitions
Josè Drudis-Biada Art Gallery
Mount St. Mary’s College
Los Angeles, CA
14 Sep 2014 - 25 Oct 2014
Portland Art Museum
Portland, OR
19 Feb 2011 - 5 Jun 2011
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
11 Nov 1998 - 28 Feb 1999
Dean Clough, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust
Halifax, England
23 May 1998 - 16 Aug 1998
Selected commissions
Public commission
Spring Street, between 1st and 2nd Streets
Los Angeles, CA
24 Oct 2009
Public sculpture commission
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library
Indianapolis, IN
24 Apr 2009
Public sculpture commission
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Seattle, WA
1 Jan 2003
Public Commission
Seattle, WA
1 Jan 2002
Publications
Catalog
sixtyslippers
Berkeley Art Museum & L.A. Louver
1998
60 pages
Softback
Catalog
godspipes blackelephanthouse
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Henry Moore Sculpture Trust
1998
30 pages
Softback
Catalog
1994
72 pages
Softcover
Catalog
floatinghouseDEADMAN
Louver Gallery, New York
1990
Foreword by Dr. Edith A. Tonelli, notes by Peter Shelton, 32 pages, 47 illustrations
Softback
Video




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