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Lived/Active: California/New York      Known for: sculpture, light, sound and scent installation

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Peter Coffin (b. 1972)

Born in 1972 in Berkeley, California, he lives and works in New York.

Much of Coffin's sculptural work represents surreal reinventions of historical artworks, challenging established interpretations and perceptions.

Selected Solo Exhibitons:
2007  Tree Pants, The Historical Society of New York
Herald Street, London

2005  Hello Headspace, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy
New Work, Living Room D Lyx Gallery, Malmo, Sweden
Absinthe Drinker, The Wrong Gallery, New York, curated by Ali Subotnick / Lisa Ivorian Gray

1995  Peter Coffin: New Work, University of California, Davis Art Gallery, Davis

Museum Exhibitions:
2005  When Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body - an Exhibition about Sound, Performance and Sculpture, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
Greater New York, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York

2004  Natural Habitat, The Paine Art Center, Osh Kosh, Wisconsin
Beating About The Bush, South London Gallery, London
Collection (or, How I Spent a Year), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York (curated by Bob Nickas)

2001  B-Hotel, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2006  The Impossible Landscape, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts (curated by Mark Godfrey and Jodie Vicenta Jacobson)
Sculpture Park, Frieze Art Fair, London (exhibited: Untitled (Treepants))
Shape Without Form, Shade Without Colour, Paralysed Force, Gesture Without Motion, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann Gallery, Milan
Supernova, curated by Judicael Lavrador, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Happiness, Gagosian Gallery Berlin, curated by Martin Germann as part of the 4th Berlin Biennal for Contemporary Art
Draw a Straight Line and Follow It, curated by Anna Gray, The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson,
Slow Burn, curated by Jonah Freeman, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva
Wanas 2006 - 8 American Artists, The Wanas Foundation, Malmo, Sweden
Endless Summer, curated by Gyonata Bonvicini, West London Projects, London

2005  24-Hour Incidental, Performa Biennial 05, Swiss Institute, and WFMU radio,
Breaking Ground, Horticultural Society of New York, , curated by Jodie Vicente Jacobson
The Feraliminal Lycanthropizer,Champion Fine Art, curated by Craig Kalpakjian Los Angeles, CA
Frisbee Exhibition, Official Project of the Armory VIP Group, New York

2004  Boundless, curated by Henry Hughes, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway and Changdong National Art Studio, Seoul, Korea Slight of Hand, curated by Emily Wei and Haan Chau, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami
We Could have Invited Everyone, An Exhibition Centered on the Formation of Secret Societies and Micronations, Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland, England
Blind Dates, Arena, Sculpture Center, Queens, New York
Liverpool Biennal of Contemporary Art, Transparent Eyeball, curated by Duncan Hamilton, Liverpool, U.K
Copy Art, ICA London, UK
The Infinite Fill Show, curated by Cory + Jamie Arcangel, Foxy Productions,
The Yugoslav Biennal of Young Artists, curated by Sinisa Mitrovic, Ana Nikitovic, JelenaVesic,
-Konkordija Centre for Contemporary Culture, Vrsac, Belgrade
Open, curated by Richard Torcia, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvenia
Appendiks Bag Thiemers Magasin, Copenhagen, Denmark
New Party: Markus Amm, Gerard Byrne, Peter Coffin, Dionisis, Kavallieratos, Rodrigo Novaes, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
Art in The Office, Global Consulting Group, New York,
Household Psychedelics, Fia Backström Productions, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Coffin - Lanz - Meagher, 2YK Galerie at Kunstfabrik, Berlin, Germany

2003  Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, Williamsburg, (curated by Scott Hug)
Brewster Projects, Brewster, New York.
Definitively Provisional, White Chapel Project Space, London
Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art,
Toronto, Canada

2002  Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Now More Than Ever, Citylights Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Free Manifesta, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt, Germa
Free Biennial, curated by Sal Randolph

2001  Artpact 2001, The Flophouse, New York, , sponsored by DAAD

2000  Get Empty, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, The Purnell Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Interchange: Simultaneity in Action, John Adams Foundation for Art, Amsterdam

1999  Inside/Outside with Birds, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

Group Exhibit, Kunst Seminar Akademie, the Haid, Metzingen, Germany

1997  The Abstract Word, Barclay Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Work/Space: Visual Relations Incorporate, Southern Exposure Gallery and associated corporate sites in the
Financial District, San Francisco, CA, UC Davis and UC Irvine Galleries, College of Fine Arts Association
New York Gallery, University of Rochester Gallery

1996  Postcard, Four Walls, San Francisco
Faculty and Student Exhibition, Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center Gallery, UC Davis
Group Show, the Art Gallery, UC Davis Art Department

1995  Thrift Store Project, Del Paso Phantom Gallery, Sacramento

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