Peter Pierobon

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formal education

1981 - 1983
Wendell Castle School, Scottsville, NY A.O.S. Furniture Design

1977 - 1979
Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC, Canada - Ceramics Major

teaching experience

1997 - 2000
Senior Lecturer, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, California

1987 - 1997
Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa

public collections

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
Museum Of Art and Design, New York, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, Virginia
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
California College of Art, San Francisco, CA
The Rose Foundation, Memphis, Tennessee
Society for Art in Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Florida Craftsman Collection, Tampa Bay, Florida
MCI World Headquarters, Washington, DC
Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Rochester, New York
Best Company, Richmond, Virginia
McDonalds Canada, Burnaby, BC
Brody Development, North Van BC
The City of North Vancouver, BC
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario

grants and awards

2009, 07,1999
Canada Council, Individual Artists Grant

VADA Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Van, BC

2006, 05, 03
Canada Council, Travel Grant

2006, 2005
Finalist, Saidye Bronfman Award, Canada Council

2006, 2001
British Columbia Arts Council, Individual Artists Grant

1997, 1992, 1990
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Individual Craft Fellowship

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governors Awards Objects

American Crafts Awards, Kraus Sikes, The Guild

National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship

Ontario Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship Award

New York Foundation of the Arts, Individual Craft Fellowship

Art Park, Artist in Residency, Lewiston NY 1985

workshops and lectures

2006,03,89, 88, 87
Penland School, Penland, North Carolina

2008, 2006
The School for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine

2007, 2003, 2000
The Furniture Society annual conference, various locations

Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

Alaska Woodworking Assoc. Anchorage, Alaska

1999, 97
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

2005, 99
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine

Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey

1993, 91
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

professional experience

2004- 2007
Board member, Wood Co-Operative, Vancouver, BC

President, advisory committee for Furniture Program Selkirk College, Nelson BC

Conference organizer, Furniture ‘98, ‘East Meets West, Visions Beyond the Horizon’. Annual Furniture Society conference, hosted by The Oakland museum and CCAC San Francisco, CA

Founding member and original associate of the steering committee for the Furniture Society. Philadelphia, PA


‘Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum’ 2008
Oscar P Fitzgerald, Fox Chapel Publishing

‘Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis’ The Art of Conceptual Craft
Museum of Fine Arts Boston,
Gerald W R Ward, Julie Muniz, Mathew Kangas, 2007

‘Peter Pierobon, The Language of Form’
Woodwork Magazine,
September 2006, Amy Forsyth

‘Furniture as an Art form, Peter Pierobon makes the mundane magical’
The Vancouver Sun design section,
John Mackie, Nov 12, 2004

‘Furniture Designer, Peter Pierobon
OOPS Magazine, Japanese Culture in Canada, Nov 2004

‘Peter Pierobon’ review of solo exhibition by Amy Forsyth,
American Craft Magazine, June/July 2003

‘The Artful Home’
Guild Publishing, Madison WI March, 2003

‘Objects for Use/Handmade by Design’
Paul Smith, American Craft Museum Abrams Books 2002

‘Works that cross categories, Furniture by Peter Pierobon’
Edward The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sozanski, Dec 22, 2000

‘Beautiful Things’
2000 Guild publishing

‘Art in Review’ Peter Pierobon at the John Elder gallery
The New York Times Grace Glueck, Jan 28, 2000

Turning Points ‘Peter Pierobon: Turning point’
Karen Chambers, spring 2000

American Craft Magazine, April/May 2000

Interiors Magazine
Kate Hensler Fogarty, June, 1988

‘Mastering the Art of Studio Furniture Design’
Boston Sunday Globe, Christine Temin October, 19, 1997

Review Magazine, ‘Peter Pierobon’
Karen Chambers, June 1997

‘The Spirit of African Design’
Algottson and Davis, Potter, 1996

‘Craft movement growing along with Arts’
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 5, 1996

‘A Message From the Bureau’
Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday Magazine Thomas Hines, July 23, 1995

‘The Visual Dimension’
Memphis Business Journal, Linda Romine, Sept 18-22, 1995

Vogue Decoration
November, 1992

‘Art for Everyday: The new American Crafts Movement’
Patricia Conway, Potter 1990

Product Design 3
Joe Dolce and Editors of ID Magazine, PBC International, 1989

American Craft Magazine, August/September 1989

‘Artful and Useful Furniture’
Philadelphia Inquirer Daily Magazine, Jan 4 1989

‘Chairs: The Empire Strikes Back’
Museums and Arts Magazine, September 1989

Intamuros (France)
September-October 1987

Toronto Life Magazine
April, 1987

Craft International
December, 1985

Shitsunai Magazine (Japan)
September, 1985

ID Magazine, honorable mention, annual design awards
August, 1985

Impulse Magazine Art/Furniture,
Summer 1985

‘Furniture as Functional Art’ Boston Globe,
March 1985

  solo exhibitions

David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Ontario,
Gallery 716, Vancouver, BC

David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ

John Elder Gallery, New York, NY

Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

John Elder Gallery, New York, NY

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa

selected group exhibitions


'Summer Lights, illuminated installations'
Saltspring Woodworks Gallery, Saltspring BC

'Art of Craft'
Museum of Vancouver, Van BC CATALOG

IDS West, Vancouver Convention Center


'Unity and Diversity', Canadian Pavilion, Cheongju, South Korea

Inside - Outside Saltspring Island Gallery, Saltspring, BC


‘Masters of Disguise’ The Mint Museum of Craft and Design Charlotte, North Carolina

‘Unbounded: New Art for a New Century’ Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

‘Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis’ The Art of Conceptual Craft Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA CATALOG


‘Two Chairs’ RCA Jamieson Gallery, Minden, Ontario Traveling show with CATALOG

Sculpture Project Saltspring Woodworks, Saltspring Island, BC


David Kaye Gallery, Inaugural exhibition, Toronto, Ontario

The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, Maine


‘Inaugural Exhibition’, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington


FOR-MA an exhibit by Peter Pierobon and Aki Izukura, Wood Co-op, Vancouver BC

‘The Perfect Collection: A Shared Vision for Contemporary Craft’ Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

‘Metal, Wood, Light’ Cityscape Gallery,
North Vancouver Arts Council, BC Canada


‘OPUS’ Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Survey Show Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


‘Masters of Woodturning’ William Hunter curator Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ CATALOG

‘Defining Craft I: Collecting for the New Millennium’, The Davenport Museum of Art, Iowa

‘For the Love of Dogs’ Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


‘Objects for Use/Handmade by Design’ American Craft Museum, Paul Smith curator CATALOG

Featured Artist, SOFA Chicago, John Elder Gallery

‘Turned Multiples II’ Simultaneous exhibitions,
Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA,
Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon, Canada,
Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO


‘Ornament for Person and Place’ Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC CATALOG


Gallery Artists Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

‘Inaugural Exhibition’ Tercera Gallery, San Francisco, CA


‘Expressions in Wood: Masterworks from the Wornick Collection’ Oakland Museum, Oakland CA Traveling show with CATALOG

‘Curators Focus: Turning in Context’ Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA Traveling show with CATALOG

Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA


‘R/Evolution’ The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA 100th Anniversary exhibition. CATALOG

‘Masterworks in Wood’ The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ CATALOG

Inaugural Exhibit John Elder Gallery, New York, NY


󈥹 at 25’ The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 25th anniversary exhibit. CATALOG

‘The Jeweled Gift’ Kathy Albers Gallery, Memphis, TN


‘Benefit Auction’ American Craft Museum, New York, NY CATALOG

‘Please be Seated, Masters of the Art of Seating’ Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FLA CATALOG


‘Design for Living: Postwar Furniture from the Collection’ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

‘Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Awards winners’ The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA CATALOG

The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA


Chicago New Art Forms Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois

Joanne Rapp / The Hand and The Spirit Gallery Scottsdale, AZ


‘Please be Seated’ Craft Council of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland CATALOG

‘The House That Jack Built’ Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska. CATALOG

‘Pennsylvania Crafts: Directions for the Nineties’ Loretto Museum of Art, Loretto, PA

Two Person Show, Randy Shull and Peter Pierobon Sansar Gallery, Washington, DC


‘Furniture of the 90’s’ American Society of Furniture Artists, Houston, Texas Award of Excellence CATALOG

‘Philadelphia Furniture Makers’ Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery Artists Pritam and Eames Gallery, Easthampton, NY

Furniture Survey Erie Museum of Art, Erie, Pennsylvania

Award Winners from the Pennsylvania Arts Council’ The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA CATALOG


‘Art For Everyday’, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Three Rivers Art Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, Special Jurors Award

Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, Florida

‘Furniture of the Nineties’, Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Society for Art in Craft, Pittsburgh, PA


’American Craft at the Armory’, New York, NY CATALOG

‘The Craft Enigma’ Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Phila. PA CATALOG

‘Bridging the Gap’, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

‘Extra Ordinary Objects’, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


‘Concepts, Visions and Functions’, Art and Architectural Design, Baltimore, Maryland

‘Split Personality’, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, Washington, DC

Three Person Show Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

‘Furniture Influenced by Architecture’, Workbench Gallery, New York, NY


‘Made in America’, Gallery 91, NY. NY.