We are happy to announce that artist Peter Coffin will be judging our Abstract Showdown competition. Peter Coffin’s interdisciplinary practice explores conceptual point of view and is motivated by the desire to connect with the kind of understanding that invites new perspective and engenders further inquiry.
His artwork often integrates an informal objectivity with the subjective to generate a dynamic between the two. Coffin has mounted solo exhibitions at Herald St. Gallery, London (2011), Galerie Emmanuel Perroin (2010), Manhattan’s City Hall Park with the Public Art Fund (2009 – 2010), the Centre d’art Contemporain d’Ivry in Paris (2010), the Barbican Gallery, London (2009), the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2009), the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2009), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg, Switzerland (2009), Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY (2008), Palais de Tokyo Museum, Paris, France (2007), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007), le Confort Moderne, Poitier, France (2007) and the Horticultural Society of New York (2007).
His work has been featured in group exhibitions at the Le Musee Oceanographique, Monaco, Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Rome, the Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain, the Tate Britain, London, the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich and international biennials in London, Berlin, Belgrade, Liverpool, and Moscow. Peter Coffin’s work is in collections including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Guggenheim Museum, NY, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The French National Arts Council Collection among others.
Currently Coffin is a Smithsonian Research Fellow and is preparing solo exhibitions with the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. in 2013.