Peter Halley’s paintings are the closest schematic we’re likely to find for the controlling circuitry of the twentieth and twenty-first century.


BA, Yale University

MFA, University of New Orleans


Heterotopia I, Magazzini del Sale, with Flash Art Magazine and the Accademia di Venezia (installation), 2019

New York, New York, The Lever House Art Collection, New York (installation), 2018

The Schirn Ring, Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt (installation, catalogue)

Geometry of the Absurd: Recent Paintings by Peter Halley, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue), 2015

Peter Halley, Paintings of the 90s, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (installation, catalogue) 1998

New Concepts in Printmaking I, Museum of Modern Art, New York (installation), 1997

Drawings 1991–1995, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY (catalogue); travelled to Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, 1995

Encounters 6, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas (installation, booklet), 1995

Paintings 1989–1992, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (catalogue), 1992

Peter Halley: Oeuvres de 1982 á 1991, CAPCMusée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (catalogue); travelled to FAE Musée d'Art Contemporain, Pully/Lausanne (catalogue); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (catalogue); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1991

Peter Halley: Recent Paintings, Krefelder Kunstmuseen, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (catalogue); travelled to Maison de la Culture et de la Communication de Saint-Etienne, France; Institute of Contemporary Art, London (booklet), 1989

Peter Halley: Post-Classical Paintings and Drawings, P.S. 122, New York (installation), 1980

Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA, 1978