A. Peyton Hurt


Citysystem 2, 2005. Mixed media on acetate, 56 x 36″


Citysystem 5, 2005. Mixed media on acetate, 60 x 36″


Citysystem 6, 2005. Mixed media on acetate, 56 x 36″


Seam, 2007. Oil on panel, 12 x 12″


Untitled Horizons, 2007. 60 x 36″

Emerging + Established
5 July – 25 August 2007

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2005 MFA Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2002 BA Art History and Studio Art, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2008 Solo exhibition, 5th Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2007 Auction, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2007 Silent auction, Firehouse Theater Project, Richmond, VA
2006 Silent Night, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2005 Toronto & New York – Square Foot IV, AWOL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Graduate faculty exhibition, New School University, New York, NY
2005 Primed, thesis exhibition, Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2004 Juried exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
2003 Two-person exhibition, Les Yeux du Monde at Starrhill, Charlottesville, VA
2003 Charlottesville 2D, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
2002 Landscapes: Finding A Way Home, thesis exhibition, Fayerweather Hall Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Criterion Group, New York, NY
Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Lectures & Awards
2007 Gallery talk: Conversations with the Artists: Emerging + Established, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
2007 Artist panel: Survival Post-MFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2003-05 Goldman Sachs Graduate Studies Scholarship

Professional Experience
2006 Adjunct faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2007 Visual arts educator, Deep Run High School, Glen Allen, VA
2006-07 Adjunct faculty, J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA
2006-07 Visual arts educator, Matoaca Middle School, Petersburg, VA
2002-06 Gallery manager, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
2005-06 Visual arts educator, Hampton Roads Academy, Newport News, VA
2005 Intern, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2004-05 Ford Family Programs Volunteer, Department of Education, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2004-05 Senior assistant, Fine Arts Department, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

To define, compartmentalize, homogenize, label and sort is a necessity, even compulsion. The urban environment is the subject of this process. The intersection of urban architectural archetypes is represented, disembodied and reduced.

Slabs of color and edges are discovered through the observation of saturated places. There is a naivety and homespun sensibility to the mark making. An urgency to define forms is persistent. Formally they are blunt in execution and direct in presentation. Pictorially the paintings hover between representation and abstraction. A forcefulness andhaste to cut shapes and define edges cultivates a stagnate image.