Peter Anton and Cheeseburger Deluxe, 2015, Image courtesy of Unix Gallery

Peter Anton/ Peter Anton

United States 1963

Sculpture

www.peteranton.com

Peter Anton
Peter Anton
Male
United States
1963

Peter Anton is an American contemporary artist best known for his large-scale sculptures of food, especially chocolates and other sweets that stimulate viewer’s memories, dreams and desires. His colorful, masterfully executed and highly detailed pieces glorify the significance and allure of food within people’s lives.

Dark Milk Bars

Peter Anton - Dark Milk Bars - 2011
Peter Anton – Dark Milk Bars – 2011

Born in New Haven, the U.S. state of Connecticut, in 1963, Anton studied filmmaking at the University of Bridgeport. Fascinated by the important part food plays in people’s daily lives and throughout history, Anton began making his mixed media sculptures in the early 1990s. To date, his sculptures include everything you can possibly imagine, from ice cream, lollipops, donuts and cakes to pizza, bacon, fried eggs and hamburgers.

Anton’s process of work is very specific – the artist starts with the process of eating, feeling, smelling, dissecting, and studying a new food over and over again so as to familiarize himself with a new subject. After he decides what materials and processes to use in order to get the effects and look that he demands, the artist starts with the long process of carving, sculpting, sanding, constructing, and painting his assorted media works.

Boxed Chocolates by Peter Anton

Peter Anton - Glamorous Assortment - 2011 (Left) / Grand Hedonistic Assortment - 2007 (Right)
Peter Anton – Glamorous Assortment – 2011 (Left) / Grand Hedonistic Assortment – 2007 (Right)

Peter Anton’s work has been included in many individual and collective shows in galleries and museums throughout the United States and beyond. Some of his solo shows was on view in Guy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium; Gallery Valentine, East Hampton, NY; Unix Gallery, New York, NY; Museum Jan Van Der Togt, Amstelveen, The Netherlands; Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; Galerie Ralph Schriever, Cologne, Germany; and Galerie Pergolese, Paris, France, among others.

One of his latest solo show was The Foodhist Temple at Unix Gallery. The show was on view in April 2015.

The Foodhist Temple

Peter Anton - The Foodhist Temple - Unix Gallery - 2015 - photo by George Sierzputowski
Peter Anton – The Foodhist Temple – Unix Gallery – 2015 – photo by George Sierzputowski

His work was included in group exhibitions at William Benton Museum, Storrs, CT; Bank of America Center, Houston, TX; Schloss Gottorf Museum, Schleswig, Germany; Keszler Gallery, New York, NY; Strathmore Museum, Bethesda, MD; and Madden Museum of Art, Denver, CO, to name a few.

His sculptures are also featured in corporate and private collections, such as Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; the Jordanian Royal Family; and the Portland Museum of Art, among others.

Peter Anton is represented by Unix Gallery in New York.

Cakes by Peter Anton

Peter Anton - Coconut Cake - 2012 (Left) / Chocolate Cake - 2012 (Right)
Peter Anton – Coconut Cake – 2012 (Left) / Chocolate Cake – 2012 (Right)

Peter Anton is currently based in Connecticut.

Images Courtesy © Peter Anton

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Bonbon-O-RamaGuy Pieters Gallery, Knokke, Belgium Solo
2015FrostbiteGallery Valentine, East Hampton, NY Solo
2015The Foodhist TempleUnix Gallery, New York, NY Solo
2015Peter AntonMuseum Jan Van Der Togt, Amstelveen, The NetherlandsSolo
2015UnknownWilliam Benton Museum, Storrs, CTGroup
2014Life Is Like A Great Big Box Of ChocolatesGallery Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Solo
2014Sweet ParadiseRarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece Solo
2014UnknownBank of America Center, Houston, TXGroup
2014UnknownDavis-Klemm Gallery Munich, GermanyGroup
2014UnknownArcature Fine Art, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2013Peter Anton SculptureDavis Klemm Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany Solo
2013Random Acts Of IndulgenceScott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA Solo
2013UnknownSchloss Gottorf Museum, Schleswig, GermanyGroup
2012Sugar & GomorrahArt MiamiSolo
2012UnknownMuseum Ritter, Waldenbuch, GermanyGroup
2012UnknownGallery Valentine, East Hampton, NYGroup
2012UnknownStrathmore Museum, Bethesda, MDGroup
2012UnknownSchloss Neuenburg Museum, Neuenburg, GermanyGroup
2012UnknownArcature Fine Art, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2012UnknownKeszler Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2012UnknownScott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011UnknownWilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, GermanyGroup
2011UnknownStaatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2011UnknownWoodson Art Museum, Wausau, WIGroup
2011UnknownScott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011UnknownKeszler Gallery, New York, NY, Southampton, NYGroup
2011UnknownKemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MOGroup
2011UnknownGallery Biba, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2011UnknownDavis-Klemm Gallery, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2010Candy ArtGalerie Ralph Schriever, Cologne, Germany Solo
2010UnknownKeszler Gallery, New York, NY, Southampton, NYGroup
2010UnknownScott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010UnknownUnix Fine Art, London, EnglandGroup
2010UnknownHistoric City Hall Arts & Cultural Center, Lake Charles, LAGroup
2010UnknownMuseum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot, GermanyGroup
2010UnknownAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010UnknownGallery Biba, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2009Sweet AttractionUrbanArt, Seoul, Korea Solo
2009SculptureAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NY Solo
2009UnknownNicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WYGroup
2009UnknownFresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CAGroup
2009UnknownAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2009UnknownMadden Museum of Art, Denver, COGroup
2008New WorkGalerie Pergolese, Paris, France Solo
2008Recent WorksGalerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FL Solo
2008UnknownDavis-Klemm Gallery, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2008UnknownAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FLGroup
2008UnknownGalerie Terminus, Munich, GermanyGroup
2007Bigger Than LifeGalerie Terminus, Munich, Germany Solo
2007UnknownGalerie Bertin-Toublanc, Paris, FranceGroup
2007UnknownGalerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, FLGroup
2007UnknownFlinn Gallery, Greenwich, CTGroup
2007UnknownHudson River Museum, Yonkers, NYGroup
2007UnknownGalerie Terminus, Munich, GermanyGroup
2006UnknownGalerie Terminus, Munich, GermanyGroup
2006UnknownAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2005How Sweet It Is!Hammer Galleries, New York, NY Solo
2005UnknownRusseck Gallery, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2005UnknownRusseck Gallery, Las Vegas, NVGroup
2004UnknownRusseck Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003UnknownCOPIA American Center for Food Wine & Arts, Napa Valley, CAGroup
2003UnknownRusseck Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003UnknownRusseck Gallery, Palm Beach, FLGroup
2002Chocolate ShowRusseck Gallery, New York, NY NEW YORK Solo
2002UnknownRusseck Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2001UnknownAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2001UnknownElaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2000King SizeBruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY Solo
1999Sweet Shangri-LaBruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY Solo
1998U.F.O. Unidentified Food ObjectsBruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY Solo
1998UnknownPelham Art Center, Pelham, NYGroup
1996Chocolate Througout The Land!Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY Solo
1996UnknownAustin Museum of Art, Austin, TXGroup
1995The Great American Seed ShowBruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NY Solo
1995UnknownBruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1994UnknownBruce R. Lewin Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1994UnknownCastellani Art Museum, Niagara, NYGroup
1994UnknownStonington Gallery, Ketchum, IDGroup
1994UnknownKoucky Galleries, Charlevoix, MIGroup
1994UnknownOwl 57 Galleries, Woodmere, NYGroup
1994UnknownSomerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NCGroup
1993My Dinner With HenriHenri Gallery, Washington, DC Solo
1993UnknownAetna Gallery, Hartford, CTGroup
1993UnknownAnderson Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
1993UnknownArtspace Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
1992UnknownAllan Stone Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1992UnknownHenri Gallery, Washington, DCGroup
1992UnknownMill Gallery, Guilford, CTGroup
1992UnknownAlias Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
1991UnknownThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CTGroup
1991UnknownJohn Slade Ely House, New Haven, CTGroup
1991UnknownThe Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CTGroup