PETER F. DELLERT

Sculptor / Mixed Media Artist

E-mail: pdellert51@gmail.com

peterdellert.com

174 Sargeant Street, Holyoke MA 01040

Phone: (413) 221-2625



Date of Birth: October 26, 1951







Experience / Education



1983 – Present

Sculptor / Collage Artist / Furniture Maker

Holyoke, MA

2002 – 2004

Exhibition Committee Member

Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

1975 – 1977

Pottery Apprentice

Ron Burke, Studio Potter, Shapleigh, ME

1974

BA Biology

Clark University, Worcester, MA







Selected Exhibitions



2018

[Upcoming] Solo Show, Collage and Sculpture

Hampden Gallery, Amherst, MA


[Ongoing] Sculpture Now at the Mount 2018

The Mount, Lenox, MA


Three Truths, Solo Show

Artspace-kan, Kyoto, Japan


Entropic (Curator), Six Person Show

MAP Space Gallery, Easthampton, MA

2017

String Holder / Uncommon Goods, Juried Show

Race Street Gallery, Holyoke, MA


Art in the Orchard, Juried Sculpture Show

Easthampton, MA

2016 -2017

PVA Outdoor Sculpture Show, Selected Artist

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2016

Second Annual Hardware Art Show

Highland Hardware, Holyoke, MA


Various Shades of Grey, Invitational

George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME


Sculpture Now at the Mount 2016, Juried Show   

The Mount, Lenox, MA


Fifty Shades of Red, Juried Invitational Show

Herter Gallery, UMass, Amherst, MA

2015

Hardware, Invitational Show

Highland Hardware, Holyoke, MA


Mohawk Hudson Regional

SUNY Albany Museum of Art, Albany, NY


Art in the Orchard, Juried Sculpture Show

Park Hill Orchard, Easthampton, MA


Art in the Park, Juried Sculpture Exhibition 

Elm Park, Worcester, MA


Sculpture Now at the Mount

The Mount, Lenox, MA


Art in Nature, Juried Show

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

2014

Mohawk Hudson Regional

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY


Sentinels selected by Arts Council, Holyoke

Public Art Installation, Holyoke, MA


Sculpture New Hope, Juried Sculpture Exhibition

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2013

Art in the Orchard, Juried Outdoor Sculpture Show

Easthampton, MA


Art in the Park, Invitational

Elm Park, Worcester, MA


Art in Nature, Juried Show

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA


Postcards from Japan, Solo Show

Grubbs Gallery, Easthampton, MA

2012

Finding Work, Solo Show

Open Square Gallery, Holyoke, MA


Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2012

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA

2011

Fall Artists Exhibition, Invitational Show

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA


Crux Shift, Two Person Show

Taber Gallery, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA


Art in the Park, Juried Sculpture Exhibition       

Elm Park, Worcester, MA


Sculpture Now 2011, Juried Sculpture Exhibition    

Sculpture Exhibition, Great Barrington, MA


Art in Nature, Juried Sculpture Exhibition 

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

2010 – 2011

Wind in the Trees, Juried Sculpture Exhibition 

Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA

2010

Paper Work, Invitational Show  

Lichtenstein Center, Pittsfield, MA


Art in the Park, Juried Sculpture Exhibition       

Elm Park, Worcester, MA


Shaker Inspired Auction and Exhibition        

Hancock Shaker Village, Hancock, NY


The Music Show

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockport, ME


Sculpture Now 2010

Sculpture Installation, Lee, MA


Personal Geographies – Solo Show / Collage

Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA

2009 – 2011

Andinto included in Sculpture New Hope 2009

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2009

Seen and Unseen, Juried Group Show              

Hosmer Gallery, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA


A Nest of Robbins in Her Hair – Group Show

Lauren Clark Gallery, Housatonic, MA


Sculpture Now 2009

Sculpture Installation, Lenox, MA

2008 – 2009

Sculpture in the Streets 2008

Sculpture Installation, Albany, NY


Two maquettes in Works in Wood, Juried Show

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2008

Parings and Gleanings, Collage Solo Show, MIFA Invitational

Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke MA


Sculpture Now 2008

Site Specific Installation, Lenox, MA


Pods Emerging (five sculptures), Sculpture Key West 2008

Fort Zachery Talylor, Key West, FL

2007 – 2009

Hope chosen as Public Sculpture

Artscape Program, Pittsfield, MA

2007 – 2008

Works in Wood, Juried Exhibition

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA


Sculpture New Hope 2007

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2007

Size Matters (six collages), Invitational

Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA


Wabi-Sabi, Invitational Group Show

George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME


Transformations, Juried Exhibition

Arts and Literature Laboratory, New Haven, CT


Exposed! Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT


Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA


Mohawk Hudson Regional Juried Exhibition

Albany International Airport, Albany, NY

2006

Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA


Particular Places, Juror: Bernard Chaet

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT


Sculpture New Hope 2006

New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA

2005 – 2006

Good Bird / Bad Bird, Juried Show

Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland, OR

2005

Rudiments, Solo Show, Blizard Gallery

Springfield College, Springfield, MA


Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA


Sacred Icons: Symbolic and Ritual Objects

Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, VA


Invited Artist, Clocks: Time Well Spent

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, KY

2002

Selected Artist: Sculpture Invitational

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

2001

Solo Exhibit RE-Visions: New Work

Gallery at the Clown, Portland, ME


Featured Artist

Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, FL







Residencies



September 2017

Fellow (Invited)

Center For Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME

April 2010

Residency (Invited)

Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT

October – November 2008

Residency

Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT

August 2004

Sculpture Resident

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

October 2003

Sculpture Resident

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT







Selected Publications



Making Abstract Art (photos and bio), Dean Nimmer, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH 2014.

James Heflin, “Finding Dellert,” Cover Story, Valley Advocate, Northampton, MA: July 2012.

500 Cabinets, Thread Spool cabinet, Mariposa liquor cabinet, Lark Books, Ashville, NC: Summer 2010.

Sarah Buttenwieser, Peter Dellert:When Wood Talks, Preview Magazine, Northampton, MA: May 2009.

Andrea Dinoto, Context and Confidence, Metalsmith, Vol. 28 #1, Eugene, OR: Spring 2008, p. 34.

500 Chairs, Haystack Chair included, Lark Books, Asheville, NC: Spring 2008.

Sean P. Murphy, “Exhibition’s reach continues…,” The New Hope Gazette, New Hope, PA: April, 20 2006, p. 14.

Lisa Amato, “Peter Dellert: Rudiments,” Art New England, Boston, MA: February/March 2006, p. 27.

Rosemary Knower, “Art Meets Craft” in “Art Studio,” Home and Design Magazine, MD: May 2004, pp. 54-55.

400 Wood Boxes, Atlantis and Shooting Stars II, Lark Books, Asheville, NC: March 2004,  pp. 8-9.

Charles Gandy, “Art Furniture breaks mold...,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 1, 2003, p. 22.







Awards



February 2018

Grant Award, Entropic, Curator, Group Show, Easthampton LCC, MAP Space Gallery, Easthampton, MA

September 2014

Rosen Award, Inheritance, Mohawk Hudson Regional, Albany, NY

October 2011

Best in Show Award, Wind in the Trees, Sculpture Exhibition, Jenkins Arboretum, Devon, PA

Summer 2009

Grant Award, New Collage Work, Northampton Arts Council, Northampton, MA

April 2006

Merit Award / Furniture, 2006 Craft Boston, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

August 2004

VSC Grant, Sculpture Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

February 2004

Niche Award Finalist, Mixed Media category for Thread Spool Cabinet, Niche Magazine





Artist Statement


My sculpture work concerns itself with the information both inherent and hidden in the iconic forms and the materials of our natural world. The sculpture pieces mimic or derive from recognizable (usually) biomorphic forms, often enlarged or altered and often developed into more minimal statements and purpose.