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Peter Wu

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Ontario, Canada


exhibition/performance, sculpture, conceptual, abstract, performance, installation

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016 Rise of the Fly II
Vincent Price Art Museum


Born 1976, Ontario, Canada


2001 MFA, New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute

1999 BFA, Multi Media and Sculpture, University of Windsor

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



2008 Carcinoma California, Power Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Black Scabs on a Phantom Limb, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA

2006 Red Parrot on a Shoulder of a Black Pirate, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo

2005 Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (Cat.)

2001 Alibi, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Peter Wu:  Recent Works, Common Ground Gallery, Windsor, Ontario



2010 Charnel House Scraps, Kunsthalle LA, Los Angeles, CA; Presented by Greene Park Gallery

Today, Mission Cultural Center Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009 West Coast, Left Coast, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Collaboration with Samantha Wu

No Right Beast, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA

2008 The Whole World Is Still Watching, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA Curator: Irene Tsatsos

Groupshow with André Butzer, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA; Curators: Wulff & Winkler

I held a jewel in my fingers and went to sleep, Mainsite Contemporary, Norman, OK; Curator: Rya Kleinpeter

2007 Group Exhibition, TKG Daikanyama Gallery, Tokyo

Pink III, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA; Curators: Heather Harmon & Nicole Dungao

2006 Back from the End of the Earth, Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin; Curator: Daniel Hug

2005 Fast Forward: A Passion for the New, House of Campari, Venice, CA; Curated by Scenic (Cat.)

2004 Recent Works, SWYS Gallery, Long Beach, CA (two person exhibition)

Art Athina, Greece, Patrick Painter Inc. (guest artist)

2002 standouglasdougaitkendouglasgordon, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA

The Collection, 9th & Bryant, San Francisco, CA

2001 MFA Graduate Show, Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA (Cat.)

SFAI@Microsoft, The Landmark Building, San Francisco, CA; Curators:  Clara Kim and Erez Golan

2000 Field & Stream, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Curator:  Paul Kos

A Perfect Wall, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Spring Show 2000, San Francisco Art Institute, CA

1999 V is for Video, exhibition travels until winter 2001, York University, Centre for Fine Arts,

Toronto, Ontario; Ontario College of Art & Design, OCAD Gallery, Toronto, Ontario;

The Exchange, Regina, Saskatchewan; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; Mt. Allison

University, START Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; The M-A-I (Montreal Arts

Interculturels), Quebec; Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta; Hamilton Artists Inc.,

Ontario; Bishops University Art Gallery, Lennoxville, Quebec.

SHOW OFF: BFA Graduating Exhibition, Lebel Gallery, Windsor, Ontario



2008 “Old Man Peter”, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA



2008 “Happily Ever After”, Mt. Sims, HungryEye Records, Berlin

“A Grave” E.P., Mt. Sims, HungryEye Records, Berlin



1999 “Paper Eclipse”, 1998, one channel video, 11 mins 20 secs,

Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta; Media City 5, Capitol Theatre, Windsor, Ontario; The Images Festival of International Film and Video, The Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario



2008 Anaya, Claudia. “’Watching’ Response to Political Events through Art” in El Vaquero, October 1, 2008, p.13, 14.

Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Peter Wu at Patrick Painter Gallery” in Artweek, Vol. 39, Issue 2, March, 2008, p.19.

2007 “Peter Wu” in Penny-Ante, Book 2, June 2007, pp. 222-227.

“Larger than Life”, 944, Issue 6.1, January 2007, p. 108.

2006 Tsubaki, Reiko. “Art It Picks”, Art It, Issue 13, Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall /  Winter 2006, p. 12.

2005 Martin, Philip. Peter Wu,  “Sign Your Name Like A Ghost: The Paintings of Peter Wu”, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, California 2005, pp. 3-6 (Cat.).

Watson, Simon. “Peter Wu,” Fast Forward: A Passion for the New, House of Campari, July 30 – September 2, 2005, p. 12.

2003 Marchand, Amanda (ed.), “Take Me Home”, Matrix, Issue 64, Summer 2003, pp. 22-46.

2001 San Francisco Art Institute MFA 2001 Catalogue, May 2001, p. 51.

1998 North, Thomas.  “Referencing to Wu”.  Skirt Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 5, Windsor, Ontario.



2002 Emerging Artists Production Grant, Canadian Council for the Arts, Ottawa

2001 Emerging Artists Production Grant, Canadian Council for the Arts, Ottawa


Recent Exhibits

Peter Wu participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 Interstice
308 at 156 Project Artspace
Jan, 2014 They Kissed in Iamibic Pentameter
Jul, 2013 Folding Time Rhymes
Feb, 2013 White Soup & Weighty Air
Oct, 2012 Shed No Tears for Broken Nails
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