Peter Saul

Born in 1934 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Saul is an American painter born in 1934 in San Francisco, California. His work is closely connected to pop art and expressionism. He was an art teacher in Austin, Texas.

His work is part of numerous collections such as the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Yale University Art Gallery and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2015
Peter Saul - Six Classics - Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Some Crazy Pictures - David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Relax in Electric Chair: Peter Saul at di Rosa - di Rosa, Napa, CA
Peter Saul - From Pop to Punk - Venus Over Manhattan, New York City, NY
2013
Peter Saul - Holy Moly - Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Peter Saul - Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Neptune And The Octopus Painter - VW (VeneKlasen/Werner), Berlin
Radical Figure: Paintings and Drawings from the 1960s and 1970s - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
2012
Peter Saul - Fondation pour L'art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex
Peter Saul - Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
2011
Peter Saul - Print Retrospective, 1966-2010 - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Stupid Arguments - Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
2010
Peter Saul - Haunch of Venison - New York, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Sheer Terror - Nolan Judin Berlin, Berlin
2009
Peter Saul - Galerie Praz-Delavallade - Paris, Paris
Peter Saul - New Paintings - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul:Drawings and Prints, 1960-1975 - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
2008
Five New Pictures - Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Peter Saul: A Retrospective - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Peter Saul - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
2007
Peter Saul - Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
2006
Peter Saul - Leo Koenig Inc., New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Recent Works - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
2004
Peter Saul:Suburbia: Paintings and Drawings, 1965-69 - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Hommage to Dalí - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
2003
Peter Saul - Jack Hanley Gallery - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2002
Peter Saul - Galerie Aurel Scheibler - Cologne, Cologne
Peter Saul - The Sixties - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Paintings - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Peter Saul - Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
2000
Peter Saul - Heads 1986-2000 - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Beaux-Arts Mons (BAM), Mons
Peter Saul - Musée des Beaux Arts de Dôle, Dôle
1999
Peter Saul - Musée-Hôtel Bertrand, Chateauroux
Peter Saul - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Musée de l´abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d' Olonne
1998
Peter Saul - Recent Drawings - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Early Paintings and Related Drawings, - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1996
Peter Saul: New Paintings - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul: Art World Portraits - The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995
Peter Saul: Castro's Mother Destroys Miami and related drawings - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul - Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm
1993
Peter Saul: New Works...and Old - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1992
Peter Saul: Recent Paintings: Heroic Times - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1991
Peter Saul: The Political Paintings - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
1990
Peter Saul: Political Paintings: 1965-1971 - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1989
Peter Saul - Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Peter Saul - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Peter Saul: New Paintings - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Peter Saul: Drawings of the Early 1960s - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1987
Peter Saul: New Paintings and Works on Paper - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1985
Peter Saul: New Drawings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1984
Peter Saul: New Paintings and Drawings and Ronald Reagan Revisited - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1981
Peter Saul on Politics, Art, and Morality - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
1980
Peter Saul: New Paintings and Drawings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1978
Peter Saul: New Paintings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1975
Peter Saul: Four Major New Paintings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1973
Peter Saul: New Paintings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY


GROUP

2016
Comic Inspirations - Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY
Not a Pretty Picture: Works on Paper by Arneson, Azaceta, Chagoya, Grosz and Saul - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
2015
The Street, The Store, And The Silver Screen: Pop Art From The Mca Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
MUTATED REALITY - Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow
Greater New York - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Better than de Kooning - Villa Merkel - Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen
Respect - CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga
Viewer Discretion... Children Of Bataille - Stux Gallery, New York City, NY
America Is Hard to See - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Picasso in Contemporary Art - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence - National Academy Museum, New York City, NY
2014
If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It - Galerie Zürcher - Paris, Paris
Spaced Out: Migration To The Interior - Red Bull Studios, New York City, NY
peahead - Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
Keith Mayerson and Peter Saul - Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York City, NY
Left Coast, Third Coast - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
The Crystal Palace - Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York City, NY
Purple States - Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York City, NY
Knock! Knock! - Galeria Javier López, Madrid
Figurativos, Místicos E Revolucionários: Obras Da Coleção Treger/saint Silvestre - Oliva Creative Factory, São João da Madeira
If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it - Galerie Zürcher - New York, New York City, NY
Avec et sans peinture - Musée d´art contemporain du Val-de-Marne MAC/Val, Vitry-sur-Seine
Art as Provocation - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
2013
Comic Future - Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
Tumescence - Michael Werner Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
De Chaissac à Hyber, parcours d'un amateur vendéen - Historial de Vendee, Les Lucs-sur-Boulogne
Arte Internacional Del Siglo Xx. Colección Brownstone - Fundación Mercedes Calles y Carlos Ballestero, Cáceres
Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out - White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO
Utopie picturale - La Villa Dutoit, Petit-Saconnex
Ça grimpe - Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
Drawings - Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
2012
Moment - Ynglingagatan 1 - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, NY
Visage et portrait - Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
Abstract Drawings - Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Thanks: 50th Anniversary Exhibition - Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Under The Influence: The Comics - Lehman College Art Gallery, New York City, NY
Someone Else’s Dream - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2011
Masters of Reality - Gering & López Gallery, New York City, NY
Make - White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, MO
Incongru. Quand l'art fait rire - Palais de Rumine, Lausanne
Boundaries Obscured - Haunch of Venison - New York, New York City, NY
Chicago School: Imagists in Context - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Chicago Imagists at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Anxiety’s Edge - The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
MAKE Skateboards - I-20 Gallery, New York City, NY
Inside & Out: Melvin Edwards and Peter Saul - Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Pretty on the Inside - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
Circle of Friends: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Captain Pamphile - Ein Bildroman in Stücken - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
Chase the dragon - Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris
2010
Private Future - Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York City, NY
Ordinary Madness - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
Ils sont venus de si loin - Galerie Delta, Rotterdam
Figures in Chicago Imagism - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Mutant Pop - Loyal, Malmö
New and Classic - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Don't Piss on Me and Tell Me it's Raining - Apexart, New York City, NY
IconoGRAPHIC - Mary Ryan Gallery, New York City, NY
Desire - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Nature, Once Removed: The (Un) Natural World in Contemporary Drawing - Lehman College Art Gallery, New York City, NY
Celebration - Collection du Frac Auvergne - FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand
Tha Visible Vagina - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Apple Pie: Symbols of Americana in MMoCA's Permanent Collection - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
2009
About Face - Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City, NY
Until the End of the World - AMP, Athens
Vraoum ! trésors de la bande dessinée et art contemporain - La Maison Rouge, Paris
The New Yorkers - V1 Gallery, Copenhagen
Get with the Program: Group Show - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Image Matter - Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
Exile on Main St. Humour, exaggeration & anti-authoritarianism in American art - Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940–1976 - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
N´importe quoi - Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon
2008
Crossing Artists - Daniel Varenne, Geneva
In Your Face - BUIA Gallery, New York City, NY
Looking for mushrooms. Beat Poets, Hippies, Funk und Minimal Art: Kunst und Counterculture in San Francisco um 1968 - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Action/Abstraction - Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
Aaron Curry, Richard Hawkins, Peter Saul - David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Political Corect - BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
La Figuracion Narrativa. Paris 1960-1972 - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
The Brutal Line: Drawing Death, Being, and Becoming - The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Jekyll Island - Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Cool! - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Parfum d'été - Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva
Summer Group Exhibition - Derek Eller Gallery, New York City, NY
Lone Star Legacy II: The Barrett Collection of Contemporary Texas Art - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Less is less, more is more, that’s all - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
Bad Painting - good art - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
"DEFORMALISMES" - Galerie Praz-Delavallade - Paris, Paris
Deformalismes - Galerie Praz-Delavallade - Berlin, Berlin
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 - The Jewish Museum, New York City, NY
Lots of Things Like This - Apexart, New York City, NY
Good Doll, Bad Doll - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Second Thoughts - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2007
Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Max. Durchfahrtshöhe - Aurel Scheibler / ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
Refugees of Group Selection - Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
Paradise - Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
De leur temps(2) Art Contemporain Et Collections Privées - Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble
Automatic - Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
Rouge baiser - FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
What Is Love: Selections from the Permanent Collection - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Mr. President - University at Albany, Albany, NY
Feed Your Head - Heskin Contemporary, New York City, NY
2006
Art on Paper 2006 - The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Twice Drawn - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Safe: an exploration of domesticity ... - Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York City, NY
Il était une fois Walt Disney - Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
Gruppenausstellund - hot spring ... in autumn - Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Works on Paper - Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
artful jesters - Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
Trendmarks - Galerie Suty, Coye-la-Forêt
Group Show - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Antisocial - FRAC - Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand
GROUP SHOW - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
2005
Art of Engagement - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Looking at Words - Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NY
Enchante Chateau - Fondation pour L'art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex
Réouverture du LAAC - LAAC - Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, Dunkerque
BIG BANG - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
8 Nachkriegszeichnerinnen und ein Monitor - Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Body Language - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
The Anniversary Show - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004
BUSH-WHACK! - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Artists Interrogate: Politics and War - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Fifth International Biennial Exhibition: Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque - Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
SITE Santa Fe's Fifth International Biennial - SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Soleil Vert - Musse D’art Roger Quilliot, Clermont Ferrand
Altered States - Leo Koenig Inc., New York City, NY
Is One Thing Better Than Another? - Galerie Aurel Scheibler - Cologne, Cologne
Les conquérants, les exilés - Fonds d’Art moderne et contemporain - Espace Boris Vian, Montluçon
2003
Painter's Forms - The Work Space, New York City, NY
…As Time Goes By - Leo Koenig Inc., New York City, NY
Multiple Artists: Print and Editioned Works, 1967-2003 - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
New Prints 2003/Summer - International Print Center New York, New York City, NY
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Road Show - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
In the Eye of the Beholder - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
War (What Is It Good for?) - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
2002
Plotting: An Exhibition Of Studies - Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Whisper - Sammelausstellung zum elfjährigen Jubiläum - Galerie Aurel Scheibler - Cologne, Cologne
Ils sont venu de si loin - Galerie Delta, Rotterdam
Jokes - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Me, Myself & I: Self-Portraits by Gallery Artists - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
2001
Confrontations : Léon Golub - Antoine Poncet, Roseline Granet - Peter Saul, Piko - Darthea Speyer, Paris
Rebuts/Rébus - Fondation pour L'art Contemporain, Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex
Comic Relief - Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Blondies and Brownies - weiß weiß bin ich auch - Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich
2000
Attitude: Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture, 1960-1969 - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Critic as Grist - White Box, New York City, NY
The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Drawings 2000 - Gladstone Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
1999
Jean DuBuffet, Oyvind Fahlstrom, Peter Saul - Kinz + Tillou, New York City, NY
Summer Group Show - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Art about Art - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1998
Summer Group Show - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
Pop Surrealism - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
View (Three) - Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, NY
1997
Show of Hands - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1996
Going Places - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Out of 'Toon - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1995
Au rendez-vous des amis, coll. A. L'H. - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Greatest Hits - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Bunnies - A Group Show - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY
California in the 1960's: Funk Revisited - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1994
Around the House: Invitational Exhibition of Paintings, Drawing, Sculpture and Photography - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1993
Group Exhibition - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1992
40th Anniversary Exhibition: Selections by Gallery Artists from the Richard Brown Baker Collection - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Large Scale Works on Paper - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1991
Word As Image: American Art 1960–1990 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1990
Faces - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1988
Large Paintings - Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
Comic Iconoclasm - Cornerhouse, Manchester
1986
Eccentric Drawings and Works on Paper - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
Gallery Artists: Drawings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1985
Masters of Mischief: The Irreverent Spirit in Current Painting - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1984
Anniversary Exhibition - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
Disarming Images - Art for Nuclear Disarmament - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1983
Red Grooms and Peter Saul: The Early Sixties - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
Self-Portraits Part II: The Antic Vision - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1982
The Atomic Salon - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
1981
Drawing into Painting and Sculpture - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1980
Early and Late - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1979
Group Show - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
Large Scale Works on Paper - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1978
New Work by Gallery Artists - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
Works on Paper - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1977
Mythologies Quotidiennes 2 - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
Recent Portraiture - The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Gallery Decade - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1976
Bicentennial Exhibition - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
New Ceramic Sculpture - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1975
Summer Show - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1974
New Developments in Graphics - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
1972
New Works by Gallery Artists - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
May Exhibition - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
California Prints - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1971
Prints and Drawings - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
Artist as Adversary - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Summer Exhibition - Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, NY
American Drawings of the Seventies - George Adams Gallery, New York City, NY
1970
Pop Art, Prints, Drawings and Multiples - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1964
American Paintings and Sculpture 67th Annual - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1960
Grafike Svjetskih Suvremenih Umjetnika - Revolucija Dvjesto Godina Poslije - The Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik

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