Peter Frank (art critic)

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Peter Frank (born 1950, New York) is an American art critic, curator, and poet who lives and works in Los Angeles. He was the Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum and an art critic for Angeleno magazine. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. Until July 9, 2008, he was a long-time critic for LA Weekly. He was a past editor of Visions Art Quarterly and was an art critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News in New York.

Frank received his B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University.

Frank contributes articles to numerous publications and has written many monographs and catalogs for one person and group exhibitions. In his early career he was somewhat associated with the Fluxus movement in New York. He has also organized many theme and survey shows for placement at institutions throughout the world, taught at colleges and universities and lectured in North America and Europe.


  • Frank, Peter: "Plural Isms: California Art and Artists of the Mid- to Late 1970s". Under the Big Black Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), 2011.
  • Frank, Peter: "Context, Attitude, Community: The Early Years of the UCI Art Department", Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, California, 2011.

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