Work & Bio

Joseph Peller

Born in Toronto, 1953, currently living and working in New York

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Studied at

Privately with A.K. Scott
Banff School of Fine Arts (Life Drawing with G. Glyde)
University of Toronto, School of Architecture
Art Students League, New York
National Academy of Design


The Alden Bryan Memorial Award,
93rd Annual Exhibition Allied Artist of America, National Arts Club ,2006
The Dr. David Soloway Memorial Award, New York, 2000
Len G. Everett Memorial Award, New York 1994
National Sculpture Society Award for Figurative Sculpture, New York 1992
Pastel Society of America, Board of Directors Award, New York 1991
Knickerbocker Artists, Gold Medal of Honour-Pastel, 1990
Knickerbocker Artists, Gold Medal of Honour-Oil, 1989
New York City International Competition, Grand Prize, 1988
(Solo Show Ariel Gallery New York)
Salamagundi 9th Annual Non-Members Exhibition, New York, 1986
Art Students League, New York Revson Foundation Grant, 1985

Professional Activities

2001 – Present, Art Students League of New York, Instructor, Painting and Composition, New York, NY
1998 – 2003, New York Academy of Art: Instructor, Painting Composition From Life, New York, NY


St. George Project - Toronto Public Library, 1993
- Two mythical griffins flanking the library entrance
Sangue Latino - Choreographer Fauso Matias, 1992
- Series of paintings revealing the performers in rehearsal
Chants - A Play by Kevin Land, 1992
- Designed & constructed large statue of a gargoyle for set

Solo Exhibitions

2014 A Variegated Light: The City, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2014 Circadian Rhythms of the City, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2012 Urban Apparitions, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2010 Complementary Themes: A Journey from Metropolis to Mountain Hamlet, Roberts Gallery
2008 In the Light – the City Transfigured, Roberts Gallery, Toronto Canada
2005 Sunrise, Sunset – the City, Roberts Gallery, Toronto Canada
2004 Metropolis, Myth and Destiny, ACA Galleries, NY, NY
2003 Intermezzo, Roberts Gallery, Toronto Canada
2002 The Essential Moment: A Survey of Paintings, Works on Paper, and Sculpture, Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield CT
2002 Songs Without Words, Rittenhouse Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Spirits of Place, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2001 Urban Interludes, The Cultural Exchange Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
1999 Hidden Seams: Modern City Life Observed, Solo Exhibition, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Can.
1998 Unnoticed Rituals, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Variations on Urban Themes, Art Gallery Conference Center, Fairfield University Fairfield, CT
1997 Urban Ether: Recent Work, First Street Gallery, NY, NY
1994 Women with Attitude, First Street Gallery New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2015 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial China 2015, Guanlan Art Museum, Guanlan, China
2015 Allied Artists of America, 100 years, Canton Museum of Art, Canton Ohio
2015 Span and Dialogue, 2014 American Contemporary Print Exhibition, Original Printmaking Base
Guanlan, China
2012 Allied Artists 99th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
2011 ACA Galleries Summer Group Exhibition, ACA Galleries, New York NY
2009 New York: Then and Now, ACA Galleries, New York NY
2009 Humanity: 100 years of Figurative Painting, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2007 Into the Heart of the Southwest: 20 Painters Interpret the Forbes Trinchera Ranch , The Forbes Gallery, New York, NY
2007-Present Artist Choice, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005-2011 Toronto International Art Fair, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2006 Why the Nude, Art Students League, New York, NY
2006 International Fine Art Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany
2006 Splash: Artist's Reflection on Water, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2005 Continuum, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2004 Allied Arts of America 91st Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
2004 Love, Art Students League at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York, NY
2003 Bricks of Art, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2003 Small & Everlasting, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2003 Cast Art 4, Curated Sculpture Exhibition, Dusseldorf, Germany
2002 Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
2001 The Discerning Eye, Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Allied Artists of America, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2001 Faculty Drawing Exhibition, New York Academy of Art New York NY
1999 30/30 Thirty Works By Arts Students League Alumni, A Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
1997 Urban Landscape Five New York Painters, Curated Group Show Sponsored by the Marine Midland Bank & Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY
1996 Art and the Law 1996, Traveling Exhibition, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing MI, University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa OK, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford OH
1996 Paint Fiction, Curated Group Show, Art Initiatives Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
1996 The 25th Juried Show, Juror: Susan Krane, Curator High Museum of Art, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown PA
1995 National Works on Paper 125th Anniversary Exhibition, Curator: Catherine Valenza Director, Islip Art Museum, St. John's University, New York, NY


Andres Wines, Ltd., Canada
International Business Management, Beverly Hills
Canadian Embassy, Washington DC
RoyFund Equity Ltd., Toronto
Connoisseur Financial Inc., Toronto
Pomboy Brokers Ltd., New York
Imperial Oil Limited, Canada
Simms Capital Management LTd., Yew York
Deleet Merchandising Corp., New Jersey
Phillip H. Carter, Architect, Toronto
other collections in Canada and US