Artist Resume

8785 E. 29th Place
Denver, Colorado USA 80238
Phone: 303-913-0973


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


Selected Solo Shows:

2019 Layers of Existence, Walker Fine Art, Denver, Colorado

2017  Metaphors,  Walker Fine Art

2016  Figuratively Speaking, Walker Fine Art

2015  New Works, Walker Fine Art
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:

2018  Pirate Co-op Members’ Alumni Exhibition, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver

2016  Art of the State, state-wide juried show, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, Colorado

Drawing Never Dies, Redline, Denver.


Conscious and Unconscious, The Real and Surreal, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada
A Baker’s Dozen, juried show, Mai Wyn Fine Art, Denver, Colorado
Faculty and Friends Exhibition, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton CO
Pirate Juried Show, juried by Adam Lerner, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver CO
IceBreaker Exhibition, juried by Gwen Chanzit, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver
Displaced, experimental show, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver
14 Collaborations, Art Students League, Denver CO
Confluence, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver CO
Excellencies, Plus+Gallery, Denver, Colorado
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
Denver Modernism Show, Featured artist.
Surprise, Plus+Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Figure Painting Invitational, Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Campus, Denver
CAEA Art Exhibition, Philip J Steele Gallery, Denver (Best in Show Award).
Group Show 2 Biennial, Studio Aiello Gallery, Denver
Pirate Members’ Show, Pirate – Contemporary Art, Denver
Gallery Sovereign Show, Boulder, Colorado
Cooperative Gallery Retrospective, Art Students League, Denver, Colorado
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
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
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
Chairs! Chairs! Chairs! Exhibition. Center for Visual Arts, Denver
The Timeless Body, On-line Exhibition at, 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


Michael Paglia, Westword:

Neon Affairs, Emoticons and Lyrical Abstraction, May 2017.

The Enduring Appeal of the Figure on Display at Walker, May 2016.

Get Real, With Artists Who Focus on Realism, Feb 2015.

Artbeat,   June 2005, December 2005,  May 2007.

Reviews: Life on Earth, July 29, 2004.

Sex in the City, August 15, 2002.

Artbeat, August 2000.   Sit On It, June 1999.

Artistic Democracy, September  1998.

100 Colorado Creatives 3.0: Peter Illig, Susan Froyd,  April 17, 2017.

Kimberly Graham, Colorado Modern magazine: Peter Illig, ‘Portraitist of Society’s Soul’, February 2004.

Sonya Ellingboe, Littleton Independent: Peter Illig, ‘Artist Juggling Many Canvases’,   August 21, 1997.

Mary Chandler, Rocky Mountain News:  Critics’ Choice  (reviews):

July 15, 2005,  July 31, 2004, August 1, 2002,  August 18, 2001,  August 13, 2000.

Jeff Bradley, Denver Post:  Variety in Media (review), August 27, 1999.

J. Gluckstern, Boulder Camera:  “Real to Surreal examines fringes of the possible”  (review), January 2, 2000.

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)

Denver Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver – Member 2000, 2010-15
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 –


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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