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Peter Soriano

1959 Philippines

9 Works exhibited

Current location

New York City

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Peter Soriano is a Philippines-born French-American abstract artist who divides his time between New York City and Penobscot, Maine. Although he began his career as a sculptor, his work is now two-dimensional. 
He is known for his bold spray-painted wall murals and for his more intimate works on paper. Soriano's work is gestural and geometric, dominated by a graphic lexicon of marks and notations.


Education

Soriano earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1981 and, that same year, completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.


Technique

Soriano received his early art education from his uncle Fernando Zobel, a prominent Spanish abstract artist. Zobel emphasized the importance of drawing as the foundation of artistic development. He encouraged Soriano to copy works in museums and spend long hours drawing landscapes and human figures. In short order, Soriano came to rely on drawing to translate his experiences and movements through the world.

By the mid-1990s, Soriano had earned an international recognition for his deceptively playful, biomorphic sculptures made of fiberglass. His sculptures were regularly exhibited by Lennon, Weinberg in New York and by Galerie Jean Fournier in Paris. Then, in 2004, after a residency at the Atelier Calder in France, Soriano turned his focus to wall-based sculptures composed of steel cables, pipes, and spray paint. Eventually, Soriano eliminated structural elements altogether to introduce another body of work: wall drawings, or murals.

This new work appears at first glance to be abstract-a constellation of spray-painted arrows, lines, boxes, and notations-but in fact, the work references and is a response to Soriano's surroundings.

In conjunction with these wall drawings, Soriano makes works on paper inspired by the same subject matters. These drawings, on Japanese paper, are made with pencil, colored inks, spray paint, and watercolor. In the course of working on them, Soriano folds the paper again and again, "a process that refines and constructs his compositions until the drawings take on an almost sculptural dimension," to quote one critic. The finished works are dense in observations, rich in gesture, and complex in construction.


Inspiration

Soriano's work is inspired by his surrounding landscapes, including, for example: the Bagaduce, a tidal river that fronts his Maine studio; a hotel room in Busan, South Korea; the configuration of water pipes in his New York loft. Surprisingly, given that he is an abstract artist, he draws inspiration from Swiss 19th-Century landscapes, prehistoric cave paintings, and Japanese studies for Ukiyo-e works on paper.


Collections

Soriano's work is owned by museums in the United States and in Europe, including The Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France; the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City; The Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville Maine; Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work is also included in the corporate collection of Neuberger & Berman in New York.


Exhibitions

Soriano has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Peter Soriano: Project récents, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
L’art dans les chapelles, Chapelle Saint-Jean, Le Sourn, France

2017

Cresta, CIRCUIT Centre d'art contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland

2016

3 Murals and Related Drawings, Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2015

Permanent Maintenance , Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Drawing Now Paris: Le Salon Du Dessin Contemporain , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

2013

Panorama , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

Bagaduce - >()< - East 19thStreet. , Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

New Work , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2012

Other Side and what follows , Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France

2011

Other Side - > (NUM)BERS < - + Dessins , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

2010

Dimensions Variable , Frederico Sève Gallery, New York, NY Points Touching/Spaces Defined , Galerie Bernard Jordan, Zurich, Switzerland

2008

Other Side..(...IDOL, AJAC, IONA, EMEU...).., Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

2007

New Sculpture & Drawing , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

Running Fix , Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (Frac) Auvergne, Clermont - Ferrand, France

2006

Œuvres récentes réalisées à l’atelier Calder , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

2005

Kittyfat/Sac hé Workday Drawings , Ecole Régionale des Beaux - Arts, Caen, France

2004

Œuvres récentes , Atelier Calder, Saché, France

2003

New Sculpture & Drawing , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2002

Sculpteur , Ecole national supérieure d’art (ENAD), Limoges, France

Peter Soriano , Espace d’art contemporain Camille Lambert, Juvisy - sur - Orge, France

Juste pour voir — dessin(s) , Ecole national supérieure d’art (ENAD), Limoges, France

2001

Peter Soriano , Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France

2000

Philippe Richard - Peter Soriano: peintures, sculptures 1990 - 2000 , Musée des Beaux - Arts, Tourcoing, France.

1999

New Sculpture , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY Peter Soriano , Interface 4, Marseille, France

Peter Soriano , Le 19 Centre régional d’art contemporain (CRAC), Montbéliard, France

Peter Soriano , Villa Steinbach, Musée des Beaux Arts, Mulhouse

Peter Soriano , Ancien collège des Jésuites, Reims, France

Skulpturen , Renate Schröder Galerie, Köln, Germany

1998

Peter Soriano , MK Expositieruimte, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Peter Soriano , La Maison d’Art Contemporain (MACC), Chailloux de Fresnes, France

Peter Soriano , Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France

1997

Peter Soriano , Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO

1996

New Sculpture 1995 - 1996 , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

Sculptures, oeu vres sur papier , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris

1994

Sculpture , Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions

2017

Rodin Brancusi Carl Andre...Le Socle, Muba Eugène Leroy, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tourcoing, France

2016

Salon Galeristes, Galerie Jean Fournier, Carreau du Temple, Paris, France
Deux Côtés, Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

2015

Circus, Galerie Jordan/Seydoux, Berlin, Germany
Dé-Faire, curated by Eduard Prulhière, Galerie 65, L’ESADHaR, Le Havre, France

2014

La chaleur de l’usure , curated by Pierre Baumann and Amélie de Beauffort, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium

Busan Biennalle , curated by Olivier Kaeppelin, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea

Inhabiting Ten Eyck , curated by Karin Bravin, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY

Real Estate , Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY

2013

L’artiste collectionneur , Dix 291, Paris, France

2012

Autre Pareil 2, le retour , curated by Philippe Richard, Galerie Une Poussière Dans L'Oeil, Villeneuve d'Ascq

France Break / Step , curated by Eileen Jeng, Radiator Arts, Long Island City, NY

La Fureur de L’eturnuement , Galerie Marcel Duchamp, Yvetot, France

Les pélagiques #2: La mesure des choses , Musée des Beaux Arts, Dunkerque, France

2011

Autre pareil , curated by Philipp e Richard, Musée des Beaux Arts, Dunkerque, France

Provisional Painting , curated by Raphael Rubinstein, Modern Art Gallery, London, UK

2010

It’s the uncertainty , THEODORE:Art, Brooklyn, NY

Ebullitions , curated by Julie Legrand, Artaïs, CEPF BNP Parib as, Paris, France

Geometric Illusion , Frederico Sève Gallery, New York, NY

Ends and Means , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

L’Arabesque , Bleu Acier, Inc., Tampa Florida

2009

The Line is a Sign , Frederico Sève Gallery/latincollector, New York, NY

Emménagement , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

2008

+ de Réalité , Ecole supérieure des Beaux - Arts, Hangar à Bananes, Nantes, France

Œuvres abstraites extraites des collections , Artothèque du Limousin, Limoges, France

Flow Chart , Lennon Weinbe rg, Inc., New York, NY

2007

L’art dans les chapelles , Chapelle Saint - Fiacre, Melrand, France

La couleur toujours recommencée: Hommage à Jean Fournier , Musée Fabre, Montpellier, France

Taking Shape , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York

2006

La Force de l’Art , curated by Eric de Chassey, Grand - Palais, Paris, France

Jean Fournier: Un choix d’œuvres sur papier , Le Ring, Artothèque de Nantes, Nantes, France

Synthetic Aesthetic , Roger Smith Lab Gallery, New York, NY

Artists Curating Artists: Plast ic Fantastic , curated by Christopher Chambers, The Shore Instutute of the Contemporary Arts (SICA), Long Branch, NJ

2005

Non compatibles, une peinture sans qualités , curated by Catherine Perret, Villa Tamaris Centre d’art, Toulon

Gallery Artists , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

Works on Paper 2005 , Schmidt Contemporary Art, Saint Louis, MO

Maine Connections: The Obscure and the Celebrated Artists of Maine, 1920 - 2005 , Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill, ME

2004

Posé sur le papier, dessiné sur le mur, carnet et une sculpture , galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France

Toys in the Attic , curated by Stephanie Theordore, Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York

Le Syndrome de Babylone , Villa du Parc, Annemasse, France

Il y a autant de raisons que de faço ns de dessiner , Nouveau Théâtre, Angers, France

2003

Corporal Identity – Body Language , 9th Triennial for Form and Content, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY ; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; and Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany

Quatuor Plastique , Ecole des Beaux - Arts, Valence, France

2002

Archipelago , curated by Ann Shostrom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO

Points, Lignes, Plans , curated by Eric de Chassey, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgi um

Made in Brooklyn , Wythe Studio, Brooklyn

Drawn from a Collection , Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

New Year New York New Work , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

2001

Avatars du papier , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

FIAC 2001 , Galerie Bernard Jordan et Eric Seydoux éditions, Paris, France

Mir2 , Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

Figstract Explosionism , curated by Tom Burckhardt, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

2000

Snapshot : An Exhibition of 1,000 Ar tists , The Contemporary Museum, Baltmore, MD

New Acquisitions : A Decade of Collecting , Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Simple Statements , Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Almost Something: Decept ive Abstraction , Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York, NY

Made On Mars , Glassbox, Paris, France

Luscious , Elizabeth Harris, New York, NY

1999

Carte Blanche à Jean Fournier , Galerie du Jour Agnès B, Paris, France Ecole régionale des Beaux - Arts, Rouen, France

Luscious , Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

Art Berlin , Galerie Rothamel, Berlin, Germany

Photographs by Painters, Photographers, Sculptors , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

1998

22/21 Vision , curated by Dan Davine , Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY

L’abstractions et ses territoires , Le 19 CRAC: Centre ré gional d’art contemporain, Montbéliard, France

Southern Exposure , curated by Sean Gelb, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL

Nine Internationa l Artsists at Wånas 1998 , Wånas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden

Rencontres 11 , La Vigie Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France

Pop Abstraction , curated by Sid Sachs, Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Anne et les garçons , Galerie Athanor, Marseille, France

Utz , curated by Stephanie Theodore, Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

Art Cologne 98 , Renate Schröder Galerie, Köln, Germany

1997

Sculpture , James Graham & Sons, New York, NY

Just what do you think you a re doing Dave? , curated by Bruce Pearson, Willamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Couleurs couleurs , Galerie Bernard Jordan, Paris, France

La Collection , Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

The 33rd Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper , Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

1996

Un œil américain , Galerie Le Carré, Lille, France

The Enduring Presence: New York Abstraction , Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN ; Biggen Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Roland Gibson Gallery, Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam, NY (1997)

Thing , Deven Golden Fine Art, New York

Buttered Side Up , curated by Giles Lyon, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Canada (1997)

Hothouse , The Work Space, New York, NY

Skowhegan at Fifty: The Maine Legacy , Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; Maine Coast Artists (now CMCA), Rockport, ME

Salon des Tree , curated by Mary Jones and Austin Ackles, New York, NY

1995

Gallery Artists , Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York

Chess & Checkers , Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY

Maux Faux , Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, NY

1994

...It’s How You Play the Game , curated by Robert Storr, Exit Art, New York, NY

1993

Faux , Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, NY

A6° , Galerie Le Carré, Lille ! Dix aventures à vivre , Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France

Fantastic Wanderings , Cummings Art Center, Connecticut College, New London, CT

Works on Paper , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

Outside Possibilities ’93 , curated by Bill Arning, The Rushmore festival, Woodbury, NY

Sculpture , Lennon Weinberg, Inc., New York, NY

1992

Recent acquisitions , Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1991

Burning in Hell , curated by Nancy Spero, Franklin Furnace, New York, NY Three Artists , Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

1986 - 1987

Bodies and Dreams , White Columns, New York, NY

Works by Peter Soriano

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2010

110.5 x 53.5 cm

2010

100.5 x 48 cm

2011

57 x 73.5 cm

2011

94 x 26 cm

2011

86 x 55 cm

2014

42 x 104 cm

2015

98 x 38 cm

2009

91 x 47 cm

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