Peter Kirkiles | Sculpture

On view June 22- July 5, 2015

Art reception on Saturday June 27th 6-8:30pm

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


“I don’t think I perceive the objects as “oversize” at all… sometimes I have made big things small, and small things big. I scale the piece in order to find the right proportion, and the material I choose for the piece usually makes the object feel “real” to me. I donʼt really care about the original function of the object, yet I feel I put some element back into it so it feels good to handle.”

“After undergraduate school I found a job in New Haven helping fabricate large scale sculpture with Peter Versteeg… he had been fabricating Art since before I was born. In the 60’s he had been the layout guy for Lippincott in North Haven producing some of the largest work of Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Wessleman, Ellsworth Kelly etc… in 1987 he started his own business and I was one of his first employees… I learned his methodologies directly from him. I worked for him on and off for several years until I went to graduate school. I would make my own work after hours using materials from projects there…it was an amazing experience. This is where I was exposed to the large scale Art fabrication world… I continued throughout graduate school always supporting myself through Art fabrication…. in Chicago, then with my own Art and Architectural fabrication business in New York City… it wasn’t until seven years ago did I move and built my own studio in Connecticut did I then begin making my own sculpture again… So, in fact my tool sculptures are referential to my history working at Art!”  P.K.   (read more)


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Gallery Sheet and Pricing PDF


Selected Press:

2012 interview with Audrey Rose Smith (click here)


CV / Resume


New Haven, CT 1966. Lives in South Kent, CT



1998 M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1989 B.F.A., Tufts University, Medford, MA / School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston



EBK Gallery [small works] , Hartford, CT (solo show)
Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Sharon Twin Oaks Benefit, Log Rule, Twin Folding Rules 1&2
Bushnell Plaza Sculpture Garden, Hartford, CT, Bushnell Segement (red), Joan Hurwitt curator
Hubert Gallery,, select works
Scope Basel Art Fair, Diane Birdsall Gallery,
Cutlog Art Fair, Diane Birdsall Gallery, (May 8-11, 2014)
Diane Birdsall Gallery, solo show, Old Lyme, CT (March 1 – April 1, 2014)
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY. Mixed Lot (solo show)
Connecticut Sculptors at the Governor’s Residence,
4 Colorful Rules, No. 38, 39, 40, 41 Palm Springs Art Fair, Eckert Fine Art, Millerton, NY. Ivory Rule No. 26
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. Aldrich Undercover
Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT. Vertical Rule No. 26
art-MRKT Hamptons, Eckert Fine Arts, Millerton, NY. Vertical Rule No. 19
The Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT. Chris Armstrong and Peter Kirkiles
Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT. Folding Rule No. 13: One Equals One
The Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT. Bevel Square: Art Garage Benefit
Sculpture Now, Lee, MA. Handplane No. 1
Ober Gallery, Kent, CT. Spring Selections
Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Three Hours Concession Recession

Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT. Paris–New York-Kent

Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY. Twelve Foot Folding Ruler

Still Mountain Center, South Kent, CT. Fly Cast


Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. Public Easel
SOFA New York, New York, NY. The Yaw Gallery Functional Vase Project

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. MFA Thesis Exhibition
Connecticut River Artisans Co-op, Chester, CT. Rocking Bench
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. Chest of Drawers
Joyce and Myron Laban. Bloomfield Hills, MI George Beylerian. Kent, CT



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