Artist Resume

PETER J. ILLIG
1735 W. Florida Ave.
Denver, Colorado USA 80223
Phone: 303-913-0973

e-mail: BabylonArt@aol.com

Education:
Master of Humanities 1996, University of Colorado, Denver.
Bachelor of Science, Art Education, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

Selected Solo Shows:
2015
New Works, Walker Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
2014
Analogue of Desire, Denver Syntax, Denver
RETRO/Activ, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver
2010
Redux: The Logic of Dreams, Hinterland Gallery, Denver, CO
2008
Full Fathom Five, Plus+Gallery , Denver, CO
2007
Porn Star Passion Play, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver
Mysteries of Babylon, Spark Gallery, Denver
2006
Popular Mechanics, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver
DIALOG: 21, Spark Gallery, Denver.
2005
The Logic of Dreams, Pirate – Contemporary Art Denver
First Person Future Tense, Two artist show, Plus+Gallery, Denver
2004
Life on Earth, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver
2003
Proximity, Pirate, Denver
2001
The End of History, Pirate, Denver
2000
The Secret Life of Men, Pirate, Denver
American Inverse, Two-artist show. Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
1997
Man Woman Image Text, CORE New Art Space, Denver

Selected Group Shows:

2017

Metaphors,  Walker Fine Art, Denver

2016

Art of the State, state-wide juried show, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado

Figuratively Speaking, Walker Fine Art, Denver

2015

Conscious and Unconscious, The Real and Surreal, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada
2014
A Baker’s Dozen, juried show, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
2013
Faculty and Friends Exhibition, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton CO
2012
Pirate Juried Show, juried by Adam Lerner, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver CO
IceBreaker Exhibition, juried by Gwen Chanzit, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver
2011
Displaced, experimental show, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver
14 Collaborations, Art Students League, Denver CO
Confluence, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver CO
2010
Excellencies, Plus+Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2009
Everybody Loves a Train Wreck, Art Students League Invitational, Denver, CO
Colorado Open Exhibition, juried by Christoph Heinrich, and Michael Chavez,       Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2008
Denver Modernism Show, Featured artist.
2007
Surprise, Plus+Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2005
Figure Painting Invitational, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver
CAEA Art Exhibition, Philip J Steele Gallery, Denver (Best in Show Award).
2004
Group Show 2 Biennial, Studio Aiello Gallery, Denver
Pirate Members’ Show, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver
2003
Gallery Sovereign Show, Boulder, Colorado
Cooperative Gallery Retrospective, Art Students League, Denver, Colorado
2002
Studio Aiello Inaugural Juried Show, Studio Aiello, Denver
Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins, CO
All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village (Juror’s Award)
The Man Show, CORE New Art Space, Denver
Side by Side, Fresh Art Gallery, Denver
2001
The Figure in American Art, 1950-2000, Center for Visual Arts, Denver
Melange: Pirate Artists’ Show, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
The Dream Mill, curated by Simon Zalkind, Lakewood Cultural Arts Center, Lakewood, Colorado
Opening Show, Sandra Phillips Fine Arts, Basalt, Colorado
All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, Colorado
2000
Real to Surreal, curated by Mark Sink, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado
Colorado 2000, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs
(Award of Merit)
20th Anniversary Members Show, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver
1999
Chairs! Chairs! Chairs! Exhibition. Center for Visual Arts, Denver
The Timeless Body, On-line Exhibition at PaintingsDirect.com, New York, NY
CORE Supporting Members’ Show, CORE New Art Space, Denver
Colorado Open Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado
Woman: Face/Place, Women’s Art Center and Gallery, Denver
National Juried Show, ILK Co-op Gallery, Denver
Metropolitan State College Art Faculty Exhibitions, Center for Visual Arts,
and Emmanuel Gallery, Denver
All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, Colorado

PUBLICATIONS
Kimberly Graham, Colorado Modern magazine: Peter Illig, ‘Portraitist of Society’s Soul’,   February 2004.
Michael Paglia: Westword: Reviews “Real Time” March 2015, “Mysteries of Babylon”, May 2007, “Life on Earth”, July 2004, “Sex in the City”, August 2002.
Paglia: Artbeat, June 2005, December 2005, August 2000. Sit On It, June 1999.

“Artistic Democracy”, September 1998

Adam Gildar: Westword, Review “Adding Up”, March 2008.
Sonya Ellingboe, Littleton Independent: Peter Illig, ‘Artist Juggling Many Canvases’, August 1997.
Mary Chandler, Rocky Mountain News: Critics’ Choice (reviews): July 2005, July 2004, August 2002, August 2001, August 2000.
Jeff Bradley, Denver Post: Variety in Media (review), August 1999.
J. Gluckstern, Boulder Camera: “Real to Surreal examines fringes of the possible” (review), January 2000.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Art Instructor,
-Heritage High School, Littleton, Colorado (1981-2001).
Theater Tech asst. director.
-Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado (2001-2002).
-Rangeview High School, Aurora, Colorado, Dept. Chair (2002-2006).
Adjunct Art Professor, Drawing, Metropolitan State College, Denver (1999-2000).
Painting instructor, Rocky Mountain College of Art+Design, Denver (2009-2010).
Commission, Aurora Art in Public Places, Aurora Fire Department Painting, (April 2010 – Deana Miller, director)
Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2011 – 2013)
Art reviewer (2009 – present)

AFFILIATIONS
Denver Art Museum 1996 – present
Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver – Member 2000 – 2010, 2014-15
Clyfford Still Museum – Member, Guest speaker, May 2013
Pirate – Contemporary Art – Member, curator 1999 – 2008
Core New Art Space – Supporting Member 1997 – 1999
Colorado Art Education Association 1992-1997, 2003-2006
(Board Representative)
Spark Gallery cooperative, Denver  2004-2007
Plus+Gallery, Denver, Colorado  2005-2012
Walker Fine Art, Denver  2014 –

Collections:

Christoph Heinrich, Director, Denver Art Museum

George L. Blosser

Gregory Piche

Michael Mowry

Sue Cannon

Peter Blank

Dana Cain

Ken Hamel

Howard Tullman, Chicago

Delta Dental Group

Riva Sweetrocket

Warren and Martha Paul

Stephen Pastore, Florida

Ryan Shankar, NYC

Joe Higgins, NYC

Josh Bressette, New Hampshire

Jim Franzen

Sharon Bankert

Thomas Mulroy, Jr.

Matt Held, Seattle

Christine Bourron, NYC

Terry Novak and Lance LeClerq, Denver CO

Gary Erickson

Nikki Kurland, PA

Bill Holm, Vail CO

Karen Brown, Golden CO

Trent Brady, Florida

T. J. Ward

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