A. Peyton Hurt

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Artist statement

To define, compartmentalize, homogenize, label and sort is a necessity, even compulsion. The urban environment is the subject of this process. The intersection of urban architectural archetypes is represented, disembodied and reduced.

Slabs of color and edges are discovered through the observation of saturated places. There is a naivety and homespun sensibility to the mark making. An urgency to define forms is persistent. Formally they are blunt in execution and direct in presentation. Pictorially the paintings hover between representation and abstraction. A forcefulness and haste to cut shapes and define edges cultivates a stagnate image.


2005 Parsons School of Design, New York NY
Master of Fine Arts
2002 University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA
Bachelor of Arts, Art History and Studio Art

Selected exhibitions

2007 Les Yeux du Monde Gallery
  Emerging and Established – group show
  1708 Gallery, Richmond VA
  Art Auction A La Mode
  Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond VA
  Silent Auction – group show
2006 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA
  Silent Auction – group show
2005 AWOL Gallery, Brooklyn NY
  Toronto & New York—Square Foot IV, group show
  Graduate Faculty, New School University, New York NY
  group show
  Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design , New York NY
  Primed - thesis show
2004 National Arts Club, New York, NY
  juried show
2003 Les Yeux du Monde at Starrhill, Charlottesville VA
  two person show
  McGuffey Art Center , Charlottesville VA
  Charlottesville 2D – juried show

Corporate collections

Goldman Sachs
Criterion Group

Lectures and awards

2007 Gallery Talk: Conversations with the Artists: Emerging and Established
  Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
  Parsons School of Design, Artist Panel: Survival Post MFA
  New York, NY
2003-05 Goldman Sachs Graduate Studies Scholarship


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