ABOUT

ABOUT

Peter Manion is a native Saint Louisan who returned in 2000 after studying and living in Chicago and Louisville, KY. Though he completed his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Peter spent nearly 10 years away from the art world. For the past three years, however, he has returned to his studio and to painting, making and showing his work continuously. Focused on the idea and the process of making a work of art, Peter's work has been evolving, challenging both him and his audience. Using an assortment of tools, techniques, and mediums, his paintings contain subtle abstract details and images built around a central form that frequently demands of the viewer to ask "how is that done?"

 

Education

1994 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, Ill.

SELECTED GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   Imagery of Chess, World Chess Hall of Fame, St.Louis, MO. (upcoming)

2017   Lot 49, Luminary, St.Louis, MO. (upcoming)

2016   CAM Open Studios, Contemporary Art Museum, St.Louis, MO.

2016 En la Noche; El Convento de Santa Clara de la Columna del Siglo XV, Belalcazar, Spain

2016 Dirty Weekend, Houska Gallery, St.Louis, MO.

2016 Lot 49, The Luminary Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2016 Wall Ball, ArtScope- St. Louis, Mo.

2014 Unconsciously Conscience, SOHA Studio & Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2014 Art Saint Louis 30, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2013   SOHA Show, SOHA Studio & Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2013 All the Art on the Floor, SOHA Studio & Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2013 Under the Influence, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO.

2013 CAM Open Studios, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

2013 Twenty Versions of Us, Space Architectural Design Studio, St. Louis, MO.

2012 The SOHA Show, SOHA Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2012 Urban Wanderers, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St. Louis, MO.    

2012 Group Exhibition: CAM Open Studios STL, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO.

2012 The Way We Live, Space Architectural Design Studio, St. Louis, MO.

2011 Reclaim, Restore, Recover, The Kranzberg Arts Center, St. Louis, Mo.

2002 Works by Peter Manion, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2001 New Works by Peter Manion, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2001 Couch Art, KROMA Contemporary Living, St. Louis, MO.

1999 Untitled, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

1998 Trees & Muck, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

1997 Mixed Messages, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Ky.

1995 The Unknown, Gallery 312, Chicago, Ill.

1994 BFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

Articles, Reviews, & Interviews

Shannon Bailey, Curator Talk with Peter Manion:Chief Curator World Chess Hall of Fame Museum, St. Louis, MO. 2016

Jacob Laws, Art to Watch-Up and Coming St.Louis Artist: Cure Design Group Blog – St. Louis, Mo. – September 19, 2013

Mellissa Mauzy, Urban Enclave: Saint Louis Home and Lifestyle – St. Louis, Mo. – September 1, 2013

Andrew Walker, The Way We Live: An interview with Peter Manion, Amon Carter Museum of American Art – Fort Worth, Tx. –  February 3, 2012

Elizabeth Harris Krasnoff, Peter Manion III: His artwork showcases internal battles, The St. Louis Beacon – St. Louis, Mo. – August 28, 2012

Andrew Walker, Twenty Versions of Us, Amon Carter Museum of American Art – Fort Worth, TX – February 2013

Victoria Gritton, Subconscious “Messages”, The Leo, Louisville, Ky. – June 4, 1997

Bruce Nixon, Trees & Muck, The Leo, Louisville, Ky. – November 4, 1998

Awards and Recognition

Art Saint Louis, Award of Excellence in the Under the Influence, St. Louis, Mo.

Collections

Saint Louis University Museum of Art, St.Louis, MO.

The World Chess Hall of Fame, St.Louis, MO.

Institutional Collections

Commonwealth Bank – Louisville, Ky.

Dowd & Dowd P.C. – St. Louis, Mo.

LaSalle Bank – Chicago, Ill.  

Saint Louis University Museum of Art – St. Louis, Mo.

Westin Hotels – St. Louis, Mo.