Painting in the light of the everyday

About the Artist / Work

Criticism

"With his masterful technique and luminous palette, he creates the consummate Post-Modern still life of our disposable consumer culture."

Dr. Debra Miller (Ph.D., Art History)

"Art Review: Everyday objects inspire artist's 'method' at CALC", by Joseph and Barrie Ann George for The Sentinel.

(PDF available here).

About the Artist

Peter Seidel holds a B.A. degree (Honors in Fine Arts) from Dickinson College and an M.Arch. from the University of Virginia. He has worked as an architect and mostly, as a teacher of the visual language. He has taught at Drexel University (1990-2000), Moore College of Art & Design (2000-2005), and at Friends Central School, Wynnewood, Pa. from 1992 through 2018.

About the Work

"These paintings are explorations of modern subjects; supermarket treasures that are often used but perhaps seldom seen. All of the works arise from my delight in the unexpected and kaleidoscopic shapes of transparent color found in such things when revealed in the wonder of light. I have seen these things."

Peter Seidel

Wynnewood, PA

Awards

February, 2017

Second Prize for “Mouthwash #19”, “Orange Crush” exhibition, CALC Gallery, Carlisle, PA

July, 2010

Winner of the Da Vinci Gold Medal for “7 Dishsoaps”. Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phila, PA

July, 2007

Winner of Juror’s Choice, First Prize, for “Cleaner #8”. National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

July, 2007

Winner of Da Vinci Silver Medal for “Mouthwash #4”. Da Vinci Art Alliance

July, 2005

Winner of the Da Vinci Gold Medal for “Mouthwash #10”. Da Vinci Art Alliance

March, 2005

Winner of the “Robert Kramer Memorial Prize” in painting for “Cleaner”. Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition Of Painting,

Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA

September, 2004

Third Prize for “Lighters #3”. RePop exhibition, Da Vinci Art Alliance

April, 2004

Winner of “Juror’s Choice Prize” for “Dishsoap #10”. National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center.

May, 2001

Winner of the “Gallery Director’s Prize” for “Handsoaps”. Artist’s Equity Juried Spring Show,

Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

Exhibitions

One-Person Shows

January, 2017

“latest Methods”, Gallery Saint Asaph, Bala Cynwyd, PA

 (Brochure of PDF available here)

May 2015

"latest Methods" at CALC (Carlisle Arts Learning Center), Carlisle, PA

(Brochure PDF available here)

October 2010

"Peter Seidel" at Milkboy, Ardmore, PA

September 2009

"Popadelphia" two-person show (with Kerry Maurice) at Smile Gallery, Phila, PA

April 2008

"Peter Seidel New Work" at Milkboy, Ardmore, PA

November 2006

"Cleaner Paintings" at Centennial Hall Gallery, The Haverford School, Haverford, PA
(Postcard PDF available here)

April-May 2006

"Painting in the Light of the Everyday" at the Gallery at Saint Asaph’s, Bala Cynwyd, PA

September 2003

"Painting in the Light of the Everyday" at Multiple Choice Gallery, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

(Postcard PDF available here)

January 2002

"Recent Work" at Moore College of Art & Design, Hallway Gallery, Phila, PA

Group Shows

August 2012 - July 2013

"What's Big is Little/What's Little is Big", Susquehanna Art Museum (Van Go!), Harrisburg, PA

July 2010

"Seven", Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phila, PA

January-March 2010

"Contemporary Voices" Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Phila, PA

July-Aug 2007

"Illumination and Reflection", Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phila, PA

June - July 2007

National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Nov 2005 – Jan 2006

Tri States Artists’ Equity Juried Show, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Aug 2005 - Aug 2006

"Rolling Rainbow: Color Matters", Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

(Postcard PDF available here)

July 2005

"Word", Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phila, PA

March 2005

"Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition Of Painting", Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA

July-Sept 2005

"RePop", High Street Gallery, Millville, NJ

April-June 2005

"RePop", Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

September 2004

"RePop", Da Vinci Art Alliance, Phila, PA

April 2004

National Spring Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

January-March 2004

Woodmere Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Phila, PA

January-March 2002

Woodmere Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Phila, PA

May 2001

Artist’s Equity Juried Spring Show, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

January-March 2001

Woodmere Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Phila, PA

April 2000

"Works on Paper" Tri-States Artists' Equity Juried Show, Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

November 1999

"Teaching Artists" Main Line Art Center Invitational, Bryn Mawr, PA

May-September 1999

Tri-States Artists' Equity Juried Exhibition,

Berman Museum, Collegeville, PA

January-March 1999

Woodmere Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Phila, PA