Elizabeth Peyton Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton

American
b. 1965
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Elizabeth Peyton lives and works in New York. Her work first attracted public attention in 1993 when an exhibition of her historical portraits was shown in Room 828 at the Chelsea Hotel. Subsequently, Peyton's work was notably featured in Projects 60: John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans at MoMA in 1997, and in 2004, a number of portraits were selected for the Whitney Biennial. In 2008, A mid-career retrospective, Live Forever, was organised by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. In 2017, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art presented Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life, the first major survey of Peyton's art in Japan. The same year, the Villa Medici in Rome exhibited Elizabeth Peyton & Camille Claudel: Eternal Idol. Other solo exhibitions include: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2013); Gallery Met, New York (2011, 2014 and 2016); and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009). Most recently, Peyton had a major retrospective at London's National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition, titled Aire and Angels (2019-2020) traveled to UCCA, Beijing, as Elizabeth Peyton: Practice in 2020.   

Elizabeth Peyton's works have been collected by leading public institutions and collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Cranford Collection, Guernsey, UK; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Rubell Museum, Miami; Saint Louis Art Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Boros Collection, Berlin; and The Museum of Modern Art in New York which has acquired more than 30 Peyton drawings and paintings in the past 25 years.

Elizabeth Peyton lives and works in New York. Her work first attracted public attention in 1993 when an exhibition of her historical portraits was shown in Room 828 at the Chelsea Hotel. Subsequently, Peyton's work was notably featured in Projects 60: John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans at MoMA in 1997, and in 2004, a number of portraits were selected for the Whitney Biennial. In 2008, A mid-career retrospective, Live Forever, was organised by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. In 2017, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art presented Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life, the first major survey of Peyton's art in Japan. The same year, the Villa Medici in Rome exhibited Elizabeth Peyton & Camille Claudel: Eternal Idol. Other solo exhibitions include: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2013); Gallery Met, New York (2011, 2014 and 2016); and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009). Most recently, Peyton had a major retrospective at London's National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition, titled Aire and Angels (2019-2020) traveled to UCCA, Beijing, as Elizabeth Peyton: Practice in 2020.   

Elizabeth Peyton's works have been collected by leading public institutions and collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Cranford Collection, Guernsey, UK; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Rubell Museum, Miami; Saint Louis Art Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Boros Collection, Berlin; and The Museum of Modern Art in New York which has acquired more than 30 Peyton drawings and paintings in the past 25 years.

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