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Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander is a contemporary American sculptor who was a part of the Light and Space movement along with Robert Irwin and Larry Bell during the 1960s. His best known works are sculptures constructed from translucent plastic and resin, which respond to the light of the spaces in which they are shown. “I’m a romantic, and I believe in it. I believe in the value of things,” the artist has said. “I believe that objects can be made that can have an extraordinary effect on me and others.” Born on February 27, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA, he studied architecture in England before receiving both his BFA and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Alexander started as an architect, before developing a reputation in the 1960s for creating his sculptures. More recently, he has shown himself to be a prolific painter, with many of his paintings depicting the landscape and night skyline of Los Angeles. Alexander currently lives and works in Santa Monica, CA. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Born in Los Angeles, 1939

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.



Electrical Engineering / Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark, 1990-1995


Solo shows

2018 Peter Alexander: COLOR,Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco


2017 Peter Alexander, The LAX Paintings, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach


2016 Strokes, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, United States


2015 Let There Be Light, Revisited, Gazelli Art House, London

2014 Peter Alexander: The Color of LightBrian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco


2012 Nyehaus at Expo Chicago 2012, NYEHAUS, New York


2012 SUMMER SERIES III - Works on Paper: Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Joe Goode, Robert Irwin, Sol LeWitt, Ed Moses & David Reed

Quint Gallery, La Jolla


2011 Survey 1970 - 2010, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, United States

Group shows

2019 Gallery Artists, Stremmel Gallery
Santa Monica: Now and Then, bG Gallery, Santa Monica
Untitled, Stremmel Gallery


2018 WATER AND LIGHT, Ochi Projects, KETCHUM
Untitled, Stremmel Gallery
Indulge, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles

2017 Small Works Group Show, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica

2016 Gallery Artists, Stremmel Gallery, Reno
CO-OP - Featuring: Atomic Bazaar + Joseph Bellows Gallery + Quint Projects, Quint Gallery

2015 Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach
The Cool School in Barcelona, Andrew Weiss Gallery, Santa Monica
Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach

2014 Summer Formal: Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach

2012 Summer Group Show, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles
You Don't Know Jack, Katherine Cone Gallery, Los Angeles

2011 NEW OUT WEST - Peter Alexander, Mary Corse, Robert Irwin, Quint Gallery, La Jolla

2009 Glamour Photography, Gallery 169, Santa Monica, CA, USA


1984 An International Survey of Recent Painting and Scultpure, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA


Art fairs

2019 Peter Blake Gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2019, Peter Blake Gallery

2019 Pace Gallery at ZⓈONAMACO, Pace Gallery

2018, LA ART SHOW, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Art Palm Springs, Timothy Yarger Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2018 Pace Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach, Pace Gallery

2018 Peter Blake Gallery at Seattle Art Fair, Peter Blake Gallery

2018 Peter Blake Gallery at Collective Design, Peter Blake Gallery

2016 Brian Gross Fine Art at PULSE Miami Beach , Brian Gross Fine Art


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