Peter Shelton

American, b. 1951

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Peter Shelton

American, b. 1951

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Sculptor Peter Shelton explores the intrinsic qualities of materials, thoughtfully translating objects from one material into another. In reddress (1998-2011), Shelton recreates a strapless, waist-cinching dress as an acrylic and fiberglass sculpture that references furniture, industrial fencing, the figure, and containers all at once. For cloudsandclunkers, a popular 2004 commission at the Seattle airport, Shelton made organically shaped objects in cast iron and polymer; he hung the white objects from the ceiling (clouds) and piled dark objects on the floor (clunkers).

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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Biography

Sculptor Peter Shelton explores the intrinsic qualities of materials, thoughtfully translating objects from one material into another. In reddress (1998-2011), Shelton recreates a strapless, waist-cinching dress as an acrylic and fiberglass sculpture that references furniture, industrial fencing, the figure, and containers all at once. For cloudsandclunkers, a popular 2004 commission at the Seattle airport, Shelton made organically shaped objects in cast iron and polymer; he hung the white objects from the ceiling (clouds) and piled dark objects on the floor (clunkers).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition