Born 1976 in Ontario, Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2001 MFA, New Genres, San Francisco Art Institute
1999 BFA, Multi Media and Sculpture, University of Windsor
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2019 COLA Individual Artist Fellowship, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Windward Visual and Media Arts Project Grant, Windward School, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Artistic Community Engagement Grant, Los Angeles, CA
California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Emerging Artists Production Grant, Canadian Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada
2001 Emerging Artists Production Grant, Canadian Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Canada
2018 Or, the Creatures of Prometheus, R/SF Projects, San Francisco, CA
Or, the Modern Prometheus, Held & Bordy Gallery, Windward School, Los Angeles, CA
2016-17 Rise of the Fly II, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA
2015-16 Rise of the Fly, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2014 They Kissed in Iambic Pentameter, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Shed No Tears for Broken Nails, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Zzyzx Rd. / FFF, Galerie Anaïs, Santa Monica, CA
2008 Carcinoma California, Power Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Black Scabs on a Phantom Limb, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
2006 Red Parrot on a Shoulder of a Black Pirate, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (Cat.)
2001 Alibi, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998 Peter Wu: Recent Works, Common Ground Gallery, Windsor, Ontario
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 Art in the Plague Year, UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA
2020 End Demo, EPOCH, Los Angeles, CA (www.epoch.gallery)
The Wrong Biennale: From Zenography to Xenomorphology (or from Z to X and back again), embassy / router exhibition
at mood room, Phoenix, AZ
2019 A Store Show, Odd Ark LA, Los Angeles, CA
COLA 2019 Individual Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
TRANSFER Download, TRANSFER at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Simón García-Miñaúr, Greg Ito, Peter Wu, Material with R/SF Projects, Mexico City, Mexico
2017 NAK Benefizauktion, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
EXPAT, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
Strobe, Net Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 NAK Benefizauktion, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
2015 Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A., Piasa, Paris, France; Curator: René-Julien Praz
Drawings | Fridges, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
York Chang, Aaron Garber-Maikovska, Alice Tippit, Peter Wu, NADA New York with Greene Exhibitions, New York, NY
Olivia Erlanger, Christian Mayer, Peter Wu, Art Los Angeles Contemporary with Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Marcus Garber Wu, Parkhaus im Malkastenpark, Dusseldorf, Germany; Invited by Sebastian Ludwig
Life Transmissions, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA (Cat.); Curator: Marcus Herse
Itch Scratch Scar, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (Cat.)
Interstice, 308 at 126 Project Art Space, New York, NY; Curators: Rachel Adams & Rob Greene
2013 Hostile Hospitality, Highland House, Upland, CA
Folding Time Rhymes, Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
The Archaic Revival, Zic Zerp, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Curator: Dani Tull
White Soup & Weighty Air, Jaus, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Saucy Leechcraft, JB Jurve, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Raw Materials, Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Vertigo, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA; Organized by ARTRA Curatorial
Interchange, Exchange LA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Curator: Anna Meliksetian
Baker’s Dozen III, The Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Cat.)
2010 Charnel House Scraps, Kunsthalle LA, Los Angeles, CA; Presented by Greene Park Gallery
Today, Mission Cultural Center For Latino Arts, San Francisco, CA
2009 West Coast, Left Coast, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration with Samantha Wu)
No Right Beast, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA
2008 The Whole World Is Still Watching, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA; Curator: Irene Tsatsos
Groupshow with André Butzer, The Woman’s Building, Los Angeles, CA; Curators: Wulff & Winkler
I held a jewel in my fingers and went to sleep, Mainsite Contemporary, Norman, OK; Curator: Rya Kleinpeter
2007 TKG Daikanyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Pink III, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA; Curators: Heather Harmon & Nicole Dungao
2006 Back from the End of the Earth, Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin, Germany; Curator: Daniel Hug
2005 Fast Forward: A Passion for the New, House of Campari, Venice, CA; Curated by Scenic (Cat.)
2004 Recent Works, SWYS Gallery, Long Beach, CA (two person exhibition with Jason Hwang)
Art Athina, Greece, Patrick Painter Inc. (guest artist)
2002 standouglasdougaitkendouglasgordon, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
The Collection, 9th & Bryant, San Francisco, CA; Curator: Jo Nigoghossian
2001 MFA Graduate Show, Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA (Cat.)
SFAI@Microsoft, The Landmark Building, San Francisco, CA; Curators: Clara Kim and Erez Golan
2000 Field & Stream, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA; Curator: Paul Kos
A Perfect Wall, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA (collaboration with Jason Hwang and Ricardo Rivera)
Spring Show 2000, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1999 V is for Video, exhibition travels until winter 2001, York University, Centre for Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario; Ontario
College of Art & Design, OCAD Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; The Exchange, Regina, Saskatchewan; Art Gallery of
Hamilton, Ontario; Mt. Allison University, START Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; The M-A-I (Montreal Arts
Interculturels), Quebec; Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta; Hamilton Artists Inc., Ontario; Bishops
University Art Gallery, Lennoxville, Quebec.
1999 Paper Eclipse, 1998, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta; Media City 5, Capitol Theatre, Windsor, Ontario;
The Images Festival of International Film and Video, The Music Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2021 Los Angeles International Airport, Department of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Division with Los Angeles World Airports Arts Exhibition Program (upcoming)
2020 Anuradha Vikram, “Virtual Eyes: Art Criticism in the Online Gallery,” March, Issue 1, December 2020.
Travis Diehl, “The Lighthouse: Drinking the Fuel / On the Rocks,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, Issue 22,
November 2020: 16-19.
Anuradha Vikram, “How Do I Bring Attention to My Work?,” KCET Southland Sessions, September 16, 2020.
Catherine Wagley, “Labyrinth at EPOCH,” Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, September 16, 2020.
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Fallen Monuments,” Artillery, September/October 2020.
April Baca, “Art Review: Fallen Monuments Offers Mediated Landscapes and Virtual Futures,” LA Weekly, August 17, 2020.
Jim Bicknell-Knight and Sid Smith, “EPOCH, Global Cows, SITE in.oscillation, Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Do it Project, and
Sophie Bates on ilyd,” Artists and Friends, Podcast audio, May 19, 2020.
Shana Nys Dambrot, “More than a Walkthrough: Galleries get Creative in their Digital and Analog Adaptations,”
LA Weekly, May 7, 2020.
Lindsay Preston Zappas, “Art Insider: EPOCH Gallery is part viewing room and part video game,” KCRW Arts & Culture
Stories, May 5, 2020.
2019 Genie Davis, “LA’s COLA 2019 Fellowship Recipients,” Whitehot Magazine, July 2019.
Shana Nys Dambrot, “The COLA 2019 Awards Exhibition Lights Up the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,” LA Weekly,
July 2, 2019.
Christopher Knight, “Review: In “COLA 2019,” the city of L.A. gives its artists a place to sound off,” Los Angeles Times,
June 18, 2019.
Roula Seikaly, “Peter Wu: Or, the Creatures of Prometheus II,” COLA 2019 Individual Artists Fellowship, Department of
Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA: 84-89 (catalogue).
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Meet an Artist Monday: Peter Wu,” LA Weekly, March 18, 2019.
2018 Roula Seikaly, “Artificial Intelligence, or, the Creatures of Prometheus,” BOMB Magazine, September 14, 2018.
2017 Leora Lutz, “Artist Migrations from SF to LA Art Shaping West Coast Aesthetics and Identity,” Artslant, June 23, 2017.
Shana Nys Dambrot, “Sci-Fi Classic ‘The Fly’ Mutates into a Fine Art Exhibition,”
The Creators Project, VICE, March 7, 2017.
2016 John Rabe, “Vincent Price’s daughter on fear, love and ‘The Fly,’ at Vincent Price Art Museum,”
Off-Ramp, KPCC, Pasadena, CA: November 15, 2016.
2015 Son Vo, Interview, “Drawn to Scale,” KChung Radio, Los Angeles, CA: April 29, 2015.
2014 “Life Transmissions,” Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA (catalogue).
“Itch Scratch Scar,” Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
“Peter Wu’s ‘They Kissed in Iambic Pentameter’ Between Painting and Drawing’,” Lancia Trendvisions, March 19, 2014.
2013 The Archaic Revival Review. Rotterdam, Netherlands: PrintRoom, 2013.
Matthew Gardocki and Catlin Moore, “Fresh Faces in Art: Emergent Presence: 8 LA Artists You Should Know,” Fabrik,
Issue 19, January 2013: 58, 59.
2012 Cliff Eberly, “A Studio Visit and Interview with Peter Wu,” Los Angeles I’m Yours, October 22, 2012.
Showpaper, Issue 127 – Curated by Yautepec, March 19, 2012 (cover illustration).
2011 “Baker’s Dozen III,” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California 2011: 28, 29 (catalogue).
2010 “Peter Wu: Zzyzx Rd.,” Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2010 (catalogue).
2008 Shana Nys Dambrot. “Peter Wu at Patrick Painter Gallery,” Artweek, Vol. 39, Issue 2, March, 2008: 19.
2007 “Peter Wu,” Penny-Ante, Book 2, June 2007: 222-227.
“Larger than Life,” 944, Issue 6.1, January 2007: 108.
2006 Reiko Tsubaki, “Art It Picks,” Art It, Issue 13, Vol. 4, No. 4, Fall / Winter 2006: 12.
2005 Philip Martin, “Peter Wu,” “Sign Your Name Like A Ghost: The Paintings of Peter Wu,” Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica,
California 2005: 3-6 (catalogue).
Simon Watson, “Peter Wu,” Fast Forward: A Passion for the New House of Campari, July 30 – September 2, 2005: 12.
VISITNG ARTIST LECTURES/CRITIQUES/PANELS
2021 Panel, “Third Thursday Talks: Art in the Plague Year,” Department of Art, UCR ARTS, Riverside, CA, January 21.
2020 Lecture, “EPOCH,” Undergraduate Honors Art Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, November 18.
Lecture, “EPOCH,” Department of Art and Design, California State University, San Bernardino, CA, October 21.
Lecture/Critiques, “Prometheus and the Fly,” Graduate Department, USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA,
Panel, “Online Art Presentation in the Time of Covid,” Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 19.
Lecture, Department of Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA, September 11.
Lecture/Critiques, “Prometheus and the Fly,” Undergraduate Department, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA,
2016 Panel, Vincent Price Art Museum, Monterey Park, CA, November 11.
2013 Panel, “Volley: Can ‘i’ Be Dropped From History?,” Greene Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, October 26.
2020-21 EPOCH, Los Angeles, CA (virtual)