Peter Halley, Painter
Mr. Halley received a B.A. in 1975 from Yale University and an M.F.A. in painting from University of New Orleans in 1978. Since 1980 he has lived and worked in New York City. During the last ten years he has had solo exhibitions at the Stedeljik Museum in Amsterdam, the Reina Sofia Museo Nacional Centro Arte in Madrid, the Muséseum of Fine Arts. In 1997 he also had a solo exhibition of his prints at the Museum of Modern Art. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Since 1995, Mr. Halley has combined his paintings with silkscreen prints, wall diagrams, and fiberglass reliefs as full-scale installations. Peter Halley has also taught at Columbia University and UCLA. Since 1996 he has been the publisher of index magazine. In 2000 he received the College Art Association's Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1999 and is currently professor (adjunct) and director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking.