Peter Shire

Photo credit: The Selby / Courtesy of The Selby and Peter Shire Studio

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Peter Shire


Born in Los Angeles, in the Echo Park area where he still resides today, Peter Shire is a native in a city that prides itself for the many cultures and languages it comprises. Shire recognizes the role his family had on both his social commitments and the development of his art. In particular, the artist acknowledges that his father’s concern with craftsmanship, with which he became familiar while working in his furniture design and manufacturer business, had a powerful impact on his later artistic views.

A graduate of the famous Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, Peter Shire has an impressive exhibition record. In addition to many group shows, his works have been exhibited in numerous solo shows, in his hometown, Los Angeles, nationally and internationally in Milan, Paris, Tokyo and Sapporo. Shire’s works are in many public collections and museums in the U.S. and abroad.

Current group shows include:

"An Homage to Hollis Benton" curated by Aaron Moulton
Over The Influence Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
May 24 - June 24, 2018
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"Memphis: Plastic Field" curated by Jean Blanchaert and Adriano Berengo
Fondazione Berengo, Venice, Italy
May 24 - November 25, 2018
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Recent solo shows include:

"Peter Shire: Drawings, Impossible Teapots, Furniture & Sculpture"
Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, California
April 5 - May 12, 2018
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Christine Joo