Joy Pop, 1998, Acrylic, Day-Glo acrylic, Metallic acrylic & Roll-a-Tex on canvas, 75 x 74 inches
September 24, 1953 |
New York City
University of New Orleans
|Known for||Painting, Abstract art, Printmaking|
|Awards||Frank Jewett Mather Award (2001)|
Early Life and Career
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 Orleans. 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 with Maruani & Mercier Gallery, Mary Boone Gallery, Sonnabend Gallery, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Jablonka Galerie, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 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 the American 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.
- Peter Halley, "Selected Essays 1981-2001", Edgewise Press, N.Y, 2013. ISBN 9781893207264
- Peter Halley, "Collected Essays, 1981-87", Bruno Bischofberger, 1988. ISBN 0-932499-68-6
- Peter Halley, "Recent Essays 1990-1996", Edgewise Press, N.Y, 1997. ISBN 0-9646466-1-7
- Baumgärtel, Tilman (2001). net.art 2.0 - New Materials towards Net art. Nürnberg: Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg. pp. 78–87. ISBN 3-933096-66-9.