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Queens, NYC

Birth year

Lives in
salt lake city, ut

Works in
salt lake city, ut; NYC


Representing galleries

exhibition/performance, gallery, conceptual, figurative, research, graffiti/street-art, abstract, digital, traditional, modern, publication, performance, collective, video-art, installation, pop, mixed-media


qi peng

974 West Big River Court

Unit 3

Salt Lake City UT 84119

(801) 987-0244

portfolio website

born 1976, Queens, New York City, New York

lives and works in Salt Lake City and New York City


1999 - 2001    Yale University, New Haven

1994 - 1997    Vanderbilt University, Nashville

solo exhibitions

2009 industrial landscapes, The Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

July Featured Registry Artist [curated by Hannah Gibson], internet at, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, New York

the qi peng dynasty (we are duchampions), Envoy Gallery/envoy enterprises, New York City, New York

qi peng’s greatest misses [includes collaborations with Marie Ann Barnhurst and Michelle Kurtz (Circlegal)], Tanner Frames, Salt Lake City, Utah

2008 Fine Art Adoption Network [curated by Adam Simon], internet, Brooklyn, New York

2007 alchemy of history, model.citizen gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

industrial landscapes, modern8 gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

group exhibitions

2010 Locales [curated by Matt Jacobson], galleryuaf, Salt Lake City, Utah

A Reader’s Art 10: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration, curated by Jon Coffelt, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The 12th Annual Postcards From the Edge Benefit (A Benefit for Visual AIDS), ZieherSmith, New York City, New York

2009 MyArtspace 2009 Competition at Aqua Art Miami [curated by Alma Ruiz, Andrea Cashman, Kathy Grayson, Michele Urton, Catherine McCormack-Skiba; selected as Distinguished Finalist], Aqua Art Miami, Miami, Florida

Gallery I [curated by Maddy Rosenberg and Jon Coffelt], Central Booking, Brooklyn, New York

2009 NURTUREart Benefit Exhibition [curated by Yaelle Amir, Joelle Jensen, Patrick Amsellem, David Humphrey], Claire Oliver Gallery, New York City, New York

Open Call [part of “Impossible Exchange,” curated by Brina Thurston, Filipa Oliveira, Miguel Amado], Frieze Projects 2009, Frieze Art Fair, London, England

SUMMER SESSION [VIP artist with Jerry Blackman, curated by Leah Stuhltrager, Rebecca A. Layton, Paige King], internet at http://www.summersession101.blogspo..., Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

VIDEO LIBRARY (the games people play DVD), Small A Projects, New York City, New York


Sex Cells: An Open Call for Erotic Cell Phone Art [curated by Dian Hanson, Chase Lisbon, and Ashlea Halpern], 3rd Ward, Brooklyn, New York

7th Annual 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition, Art Access/VSA Arts of Utah Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Guilty Pleasures, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 11th Annual Postcards From the Edge Benefit (The Body: Visual AIDS), Metro Pictures, New York City, New York

2009.02.19 to 2009.03.21 Inaugural Exhibit [curated by Joshua Wohl], Art Raw Gallery, New York City, New York

2008 SCENE: New Haven Photo Sale, Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

Fountain Miami 2008 [curated by David Andrew Frey], culturehall, Long Island City, New York

2008 NURTUREart Benefit Exhibition [curated by Koan Jeff-Baysa, Lowell Pettit, Amy Rosenblum Martin, Lilly Wei], James Cohan Gallery, New York City, New York

The World’s Smallest Art Fair, Anna Kustera, New York City, New York

Failure—Feel Free to Hate This Exhibition, The Lab at Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado


2010 AANEWS, “QI PENG FEATURED AT SUSAN HENSEL GALLERY,” Asian American Press “Community Within Diversity,” March 4, 2010, internet at

Sanford, Tom, “LA Tom Sanford & The Artist’s Guide to the L.A. Galaxy,” News—Tom Sanford, February 19, 2010, internet at

Staker, Brian, “Emilie Duval, Bunnies in Wonderland,” Salt Lake City Weekly, February 3, 2010, p. 21.

2009 The Open Studios Press, “qi peng,” Studio Visit Magazine [curated by Ian Berry], Winter 2009

Staker, Brian, “Saturday 12.19: Industrial Landscapes by qi peng,” Salt Lake City Weekly, December 17, 2009, internet at, p. 23.

Staker, Brian, “The Livingroom Grand Opening,” Salt Lake City Weekly, December 3, 2009, p. 24

Rossiter, Shawn, “PasteUps: South Side Rising: More Artistic Development on Salt Lake’s South Side,” 15 Bytes: artistsofutah ezine, December 2009, p. 3

Simon, Adam, Adam Simon: Fine Art Adoption Network: Art in General New Commissions Program Book Series Vol. VII, Art in General, 2009, p. 66-67.

Powhida, William, “Commenting FYI” William Powhida, "art world vigilante, virtuoso draftsman, compulsive calligrapher, fantasist autobiographer" -Holland Cotter, NY Times, internet at, July 28, 2009

Powhida, William, “Qi Peng, Art Assassin @ Envoy Gallery” William Powhida, "art world vigilante, virtuoso draftsman, compulsive calligrapher, fantasist autobiographer" -Holland Cotter, NY Times, internet at, July 18, 2009

Coffelt, Jon, “Are We The Duchampions?” Apples to Oranges & Everything in Between: Art in New York and Beyond, internet at, June 25, 2009

Winkleman, Edward, “We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming….almost,” edward_ winkleman, internet at, May 19, 2009

Chamberlain, Amanda, “Cover story: qi peng,” In Utah This Week, internet at, April 23, 2009

Chamberlain, Amanda, “In’s Gallery of Fine Art: qi peng,” In Utah This Week, April 23, 2009, p. 29

Sherwin, Brian, “Art Space Talk: qi peng (Part 3),” MYARTSPACE > BLOG, internet at, April 19, 2009

Sherwin, Brian, “Art Space Talk: qi peng (Part 2),” MYARTSPACE > BLOG, internet at, April 19, 2009

Sherwin, Brian, “Art Space Talk: qi peng (Part 1),” MYARTSPACE > BLOG, internet at, April 19, 2009

Coffelt, Jon, “REVERSE ASSASSINATION: Jon Coffelt Meets qi peng, Artist,” Salt Lake City Fine Arts Examiner, internet at, April 6, 2009

Wagner, James, “qi peng’s conceptual interviews,”, internet at, March 26, 2009

Sherwin, Brian, “My Response to Shepard Fairey concerning his ‘AP, Obama, and Referencing’ message on Part 1,” MYARTSPACE > BLOG, internet at, March 25, 2009

Winkleman, Edward, “Getting Ready for My Arts Blogosphere Spring Cleaning,” edward_ winkleman, internet at, March 17, 2009

Powhida, William, “Buck Naked unmasked? Nah…,” William Powhida: “Cheerily Risks Redundancy…” – Art in America, internet at, March 6, 2009

Rywalt, Chris, “How’s My Graphic Design?” NYC Art, internet at, February 14, 2009

Fallon, Roberta and Libby Rossof, “What we want to see First Friday, Feb. 6,” Artblog, internet at, February 2, 2009

Villarreal Jr., Ignacio, “Guilty Pleasures & Obama-rama Open at Projects Gallery,”, internet at, January 24, 2009

Rubin, Lloyd S., “’Obama-o-Rama’ and ‘Guilty Pleasures’,” Art Knowledge News, internet at, January 24, 2009

Sheehan, Gavin, “Qi Peng Interview,” Gavin’s Underground, internet at, January 5, 2009

2008 Staker, Brian, “A&E|Studio Space: IAO Projects expands the horizons of a ‘gallery.’,” Salt Lake City Weekly, September 4, 2008, p. 27

Mann-Mellus, Mariah, “Gallery Stroll,” SLUG Magazine, February 2008, internet at, p. 12


2009 behind the industrial landscapes, The Gallery at Library Square, Salt Lake City, Utah

public and private collections

modern8 Corporation


The Lab at Belmar

Dannielle Tegeder

Nick Beim

Matt Jones

Claire Oliver

Kadar Brock

Cheryl McGinnis and Family

William Powhida

James Wagner and Barry Hoggard

Jon Coffelt and Shawn Boley

Christina Ray

Liz Danahey Fish

Suzanne Fredericq

Vincent Como

Various private and public collections in Salt Lake City, New York City, Los Angeles, St. Louis, etc.


qi peng was born in Queens, New York in 1976 and received his masters degree at Yale University. He is a conceptual artist who executes “interviews” as a form of collaborative portraits with various art professionals and also uses primary/secondary documents to examine the contemporary art market. Occasionally he does paintings, photographs, and works on paper. The artist’s studio is located near downtown Salt Lake City and he works sometimes in New York City for street art or fine art special projects. He has been exhibited in various places including gallery uaf, Aqua Art Miami Art Fair/, Central Booking; Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery; envoy enterprises; the Projects Gallery; The Lab at Belmar; modern8 Gallery; James Cohan Gallery/NURTUREart; Claire Oliver Gallery/NURTUREart; Metro Pictures/Visual AIDS; Art Raw Gallery; and Anna Kustera.

Recent Exhibits

qi peng participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2009 the qi peng dynasty (we are duchampions)
envoy enterprises
Jul, 2008 The World's Smallest Art Fair
Anna Kustera
Feb, 2010 The Artist's Guide to the L.A. Galaxy
West Los Angeles College Art Gallery
House Gallery
House Gallery
House Gallery
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