Carol Peligian - photo credit Orestes Gonzalez

Carol Peligian

United States 1954

Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

www.carolpeligian.com

Carol Peligian
Carol Peligian
Female
United States
1954
November 13, 2015

Carol Peligian is a New York-based artist born in 1954, working in the fields of drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. The artist graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1977 and has also studied at Sarah Lawrence College, Brown University, and the Sorbonne in Paris.

With each body of work, Peligian manages to produce a unique expression. However, the themes and concerns of her art stayed the same through her career – beauty, time, and transformation. Dealing with history and evolution by using natural forms, her juxtapositions of the organic and manufactured objects crush the boundaries between the work and the viewer. Juxtaposed, intertwined, or fully melded with their opposites, objects appear to reference forms we know.

Carol Peligian’s Sculptures

Left Carol Peligian - Mary Boone, 2013, Right Carol Peligian - Without Whom Not, 2008
Left: Carol Peligian – Mary Boone, 2013 / Right: Carol Peligian – Without Whom Not, 2008

Working in sculpture, Peligian uses and alters various materials like foam, fabric, fiberglass, urethane, and aluminum. Her large-scale outdoor public installation Susurrus represents an example of how she transforms aluminum, by rolling and polishing it.

The recipient of several grants and awards, Peligian is currently an associate professor at Parsons, the New School of Design. In 2001, the Parsons School of Design awarded her for Congruit Universa, a site specific installation.

Unique Artworks by Carol Peligian

Left Carol Peligian - I'll Be..., 1998-2015, Right Carol Peligian - Lingering, 1998
Left: Carol Peligian – I’ll Be…, 1998-2015 / Right: Carol Peligian – Lingering, 1998

Carol Peligian’s body of work – drawings, paintings, and sculptures have been shown at several gallery and museum exhibitions and commissioned throughout the United States and Europe. Important solo exhibitions of Peligian’s art include Transfluence held at the MOBIA – The Museum of Biblical Art in New York in 2008, and Sosomuch in 2011, held at the Dean Project Gallery in Miami. The artist is represented by Dean Project Gallery in Miami and Artemisia Gallery, located in New York.

Carol Peligian lives and works in New York City.

Featured image – photo credit Orestes Gonzalez
Other images courtesy of Artemisia and Dean Project Galleries

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2011Carol Peligian: SosomuchDean Project, USA, Miami BeachSolo
2008Carol PeligianMOBIA (Museum of Biblical Art), New YorkSolo
2008Introduction: Future DialoguesDean Project, USA, Miami BeachGroup
2007Group ShowNumber 35, New YorkGroup
2007Group ShowAkus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityGroup
2006Group ShowLennon Weinberg Gallery, New YorkGroup
2006Group ShowSCOPE New YorkGroup
2005Group ShowRepetti Gallery, L.I.C, New YorkGroup
2004Carol PeligianEast Gallery, New YorkSolo
2003Group ShowGalerie Deschler, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2002Group ShowAkus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State UniversityGroup
2001Group ShowSideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2001Group ShowDam-Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2001Group ShowSideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2001Group ShowSolomon Projects, Atlanta, GeorgiaGroup
2001Group ShowCynthia Broan Gallery, New YorkGroup
2000Group ShowPierogi, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2000Group ShowParrish Museum, Southampton, New YorkGroup
1998Group ShowParsons School of Design, New YorkGroup
1998Works on PaperThe Armory, New YorkGroup
1997Works on PaperThe Armory, New YorkGroup
1997Group ShowMonique Knowlton, New YorkGroup
1996Group ShowWoods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island Group
1996Group ShowGalerie Mainz, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1996Group ShowParsons School of Design, New YorkGroup
1996Group ShowMonique Knowlton, New YorkGroup
1996Group ShowGalerie Mainz, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1994Carol PeligianGalerie Mainz, Berlin, GermanySolo
1994Group ShowMichael Schulz, Berlin GermanyGroup
1994Group ShowMonika Von Puttkamer, Stendal, GermanyGroup
1994Group ShowMarlene in Kunst, Berlin GermanyGroup
1994Group ShowThe Women’s Room, Parsons School of Design, New YorkGroup
1994Group ShowParsons School of Design, New YorkGroup
1994Group ShowCosmix Gallery, Hamburg, GermanyGroup