2003 MFA, Hunter College, CUNY – Interdisciplinary Practices
1999 BA, University of California, Berkeley – Studio Art and Art History dbl. major
Solo Exhibitions and Projects:
2019 unearth, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland
2018 Ivan Escalante Projects, Cuernavaca, Mexico
2016 unearthed, 500m Museum, Sapporo, Japan
2013 Cabinet, Gold Dust, Gallery Project, Brooklyn NY
2009 A Day Trading, Museum 52, New York
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA. Curator, Lucia Sanroman
2005 Round 22, Project Row House, Houston, TX
2005 Neutral Capital, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, Armory Show, New York
2018 Detras, La Tallera, Proyecto Siqueiros, Cuernavaca MX
2016 Portland Biennial, Disjecta Art Center, Portland, OR. Curated by Michelle Grabner.
2015 Pictures on the Moon with Teeth, TBA, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR. Curated by Kristan Kennedy
2015 EO Hoppe Exhibition / Artist Project, Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland OR
2015 Print Exhibiton, Yes Galelry, New York
2013 SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
2013 The Long Conversation, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
2013 Value Added, College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
2012 Capital C, Frieze Art Fair, Storefront For Art and Architecture, New York.
2012 Design Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2011 30 Brooklyn Salon, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Against the Way Things Go, Gasser Grunert Gallery, NY. Curated by Andrea Hill
2011 Artware Editions 5 years, Artware Editions, New York
2011 Armory Show, Collector Crates, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2011 An Exchange with Saul Lewitt, MassMoca and Cabinet Magazine, MA/NY.
2010 Multiple Pleasures, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NY. Curated by Nathalie Karg/Cumulus Studios
2010 Green Honey, Ramiken Crucible, NY. Curated by Andrea Cashman and Borden Capalino
2010 Studies&Theory, KWADRAT, Berlin, Curated by Birte Kleeman
2009 No Bees, No Blueberries, Harris Lieberman Gallery, NY Curated by Sarina Basta and Tyler Coburn
2009 Islands and Ghettos, NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst and Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (“Micronations”, Curated by Peter Coffin).
2009 Another 24 Hours, Museum 52, New York
2009 In Practice, Sculpture Center, New York
2009 A New Deal, Rotunda Gallery, New York
2008 Workspace 2008, Dieu Donne Papermill Gallery, NY
2008 Beyond A Memorable Fancy, Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, NY
2008 Collector Crate, Artware Editions, NY
2008 Editions and Artist’s Book Fair, Dieu Donne Edition
2007 Grow Your Own, Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Curated by Peter Coffin
2006 It’s not what you know, its who you know, Samson Projects, Boston
2006 Skowhegan at 60: The Maine Participants, Center for Maine Contemporary Art
2006 Socrates Sculpture Park, Armory Show, New York
2005 New Labor, Columbia University, New York
2005 We Could Have Invited Everyone, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Curated by Peter Coffin
2005 15 Minutes with You, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Sport, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
2004 Best Wishes, YEAR, New York
2004 Groundswell Benefit, White Columns, New York
2004 SuperSalon, Samson Projects, Boston
2003 Stream, Rare Gallery, New York
2003 The Reconstruction Biennial, Exit Art, New York
2003 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College, New York
2002 Two Views, 92nd St. Y Gallery, New York
Awards and Residencies:
2018 Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant
2018 La Tallera, Proyecto Siqueiros, Cuernavaca MX
2016 Warhol Foundation, Precipice Grant.
2016 PNCA Faculty Development Grant
2016 Foundation for Contemporary Art, Emergency Grant
2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow, Peterborough, NH
2013 The Harbor, Beta Local, San Juan, PR
2012 Vermont Studio Center, VT
2008 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – Workspace, New York
2007 Dieu Donne Paper Mill Workspace Residency, New York
2007 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant, New York
2007 New York Foundations for the Arts Grant
2007 Lui Velzaquez, Contemprary Art, Tijuana, MX
2003 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture – Residency and Fellowship
Bibliography and Publications:
Peter Simensky Revisits Gold in “UNEARTH”, Ellena Basada, PICA Blog, March 29, 2019
Pictures on the Moon with Teeth, Catalogue Interview with Kristan Kennedy, Fall 2015
Cabinet Magazine, Artist Project, Money Issue, Fall 2013
Britta Kanau, Review, Portlnd Pheonix, Nov. 20, 2013
“Green Honey,” Review/About Town. New Yorker Magazine, July 26, 2010.
Anne Doran, “Green Honey,” Art Review, Time Out New York, July 26, 2010.
Lucia Sanroman, “Peter Simensky’s Neutral Capital,” NYFA Current, May 2009.
Mary Rhinebold, “Peter Simensky,” Map Magazine, UK, Spring 2009.
“A Day Trading” at Museum 52, Time Out New York, March 19-25, 2009.
TJ Carlin, “A Day Trading” at Museum 52, Time Out New York.com, March 20, 2009.
Lori Cole, “InPractice,” Sculpture Center, Critics Picks, Artforum.com, Febuary, 2009.
Robert Pincus, “Cerca Series: Peter Simensky’ gives bang for buck,” San Diego Union Tribune, August 5, 2007.
“Resurrection” Book, Compiled and Published by Commonspace.fm, 2006.
James Westcott, “Sport” at Socrates Sculpture Park, NY Arts Magazine, September/October 2005 Vol. 10, No9/10.
Francis Raven, We Could Have Invited Everyone (review), Brooklyn Rail, Sept. 2005
Roberta Smith, We Could Have Invited Everyone (review), New York Times, July 15, 2005.
Stephanie Seymor, Museums, NY1, May 9, 2005.
Living Art, KPFT Pacifica Radio, Houston, April 8, 2005.
Armory Show Interview, WPS1 Radio, March 11, 2005.
Roberta Smith, “A Space Reborn with a Show That’s Never Finished,” The New York Times, April 4, 2003.
Talk of the Town, New Yorker, March 31, 2003
Lectures and Panels
2017 Lewis and Clark College Artist Lecture
2016 Contemporary Art Institute 2, Sapporo Japan
2016 San Francisco Art Institute BFA Lecture Series
2015 San Francisco Art Institute MFA Course Lecture
2015 Reed College, Cooley Gallery
2015 Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, TBA Artist Lecture
2014 Portland Insitute of Contemporary Art, Warhol Foundation Precipice Grant Panelist
2013 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, On-Line Education Presentation and Roundtable Discussion
2013 Virginia Common Wealth University, Artist Lecture
2013 Stanford University, Artist Lecture and Graduate Studio Visits
2013 La Practica, Beta Local, San Juan, PR
2011 California College of the Arts, Artist Lecture
2009 University of California, San Diego, Artist Lecture and Graduate Studio Visits
2007 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Artist Exhibiton Lecture
2006 Hunter College, Foundations Artist Lecture
2018-Current: California College of the Arts, Chair of SICA (Sculpture, Individualized, and Community Arts), Associate Professor
2014-2018: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Chair of Visual Studies MFA, Associate Professor
2013–2014: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Low Residency MFA Program – Curriculum Designer
2009–2014: Maine College of Art, MFA program – Assistant Professor Core Faculty
2011 –2012 California College of the Arts – Adjunct Professor
2011 –2012 Stanford University – Adjunct Professor
2008¬–2009 New York University (NYU) – Advanced Media Lab, Visiting Scholar
2006 University of California, San Diego, Lecturer
2005 Hunter College, Visiting Artist
2001–2003 Artforum and Bookforum, Photo Editor