Peter Reginato

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Peter Reginato
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Peter Reginato by Jason Böckli
Born (1945-08-19) August 19, 1945 (age 70)
Nationality American
Education San Francisco Art Institute
Known for Abstract sculpture
Abstract painting

Peter Reginato (born August 19, 1945), is an American abstract sculptor and painter.

Reginato was born in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in the hills outside Oakland, California and he attended the San Francisco Art Institute. He began making abstract sculpture in 1965 and moved to New York City in 1966 to pursue his career as a sculptor. In 1967 he was included in several group exhibitions including showing a major piece at the Park Place Gallery in New York.

During his early career he was represented by the Tibor de Nagy Gallery and was associated with the Park Place Gallery. He was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial in 1970 and 1973. A veteran of more than 60 solo exhibitions and hundreds of group exhibitions, Reginato is best known for his abstract painted welded steel sculptures.[1]

Peter Reginato had a two-man show entitled "Color-Coded" with Ronnie Landfield in 2005 at Heidi Cho Gallery in Chelsea, New York City, showing his abstract painted welded steel sculptures.[2] In June 2007, Reginato exhibited a new body of abstract welded stainless steel sculptures in a solo exhibition entitled "Low Maintenance" at the Heidi Cho Gallery. However, these new works are unpainted and left for the viewer to admire the different color and surface characteristics of the steel, as Reginato explores new abstractions and forms. In 2008 he had an exhibition of his new sculpture at the Adelson Galleries in New York City. 2015 saw a retrospective of his Sculpture at the Museum of Art, Deland Florida. 2015 also saw a breakthrough painting exhibition at Adelson Galleries in New York, written about by John Yao of Hyperallergic, David Cohen of Artcritical, and James Panero of Supreme Fiction. He lives and works in SoHo, and teaches at The Art Students League of New York.

Installation of paintings at Adelson Galleries NYC June 2015
Night Shift, Thursday the 12th, All About Carlos. Adelson Gallery NYC, June 2015
Kingfish (1986), 113" x 121" x 62", Collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, on long term loan to University of Texas at Austin
Sweetheart (2006), 74" x 66" x 71", welded stainless steel, photo by William Knipscher
Dear Purple (2011), 89" x 78" x 43", enamel on stainless steel
Freeform (2012-13), 126" x 180" x 168", stainless steel and enamel
Be-Bop (in Eights) (2015), 69" x 96", enamel on canvas


  1. ^ David Cohen on Peter Reginato
  2. ^ Charles Guiliano, Peter Reginato, Sculptor: In the Studio

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