Peter Woytuk

Peter Joseph Woytuk was born in 1958 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio in 1980 with a degree in Art.After college he had an old-school style apprenticeship with sculptor Philip Grausman in Connecticut, where he learned the techniques of modeling clay, mold making and bronze casting -thus beginning his own career as a sculptor.By 1995 he was well established and exhibiting throughout the United States and parts of Asia. Especially in the past ten years, Woytuk has strengthened his relationship with several foundries in Thailand and China that are by tradition, expertly able to cast large scale bronze sculptures.Recent exhibitions in Thailand and China have rewarded him with much work yet to be done and exhibited in Asia, as he simultaneously continues to nourish a strong presence in the American sculpture world.

One-Person Exhibitions:

2010 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT “Uniques”

2008Ardel Gallery of Modern Art. Bangkok, Thailand

2006Morrison Gallery, Kent, CTI Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA

2005Morrison Gallery. Kent, CTDenise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2004 Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CAOwings Dewey Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NMGhost Ranch – Plaza Resolana, Santa Fe, NM

2003Denise Doberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CAAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDSun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, IDSun Valley Writer’s Conference, Sun Valley, ID

2002Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDDenise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CaOwings-Dewey Fine Art Gallery, SF, NMParis-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CTRepublican Convention, Sun Valley, ID

2001Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDOwings-Dewey Fine Art Gallery, SF, NMSun Valley Writers Conference, Sun Valley, ID

2000Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDOwings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NMParis-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CTSun Valley Writers Convention, Sun Valley, ID

1999 Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

1998 Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NMParis-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1997 Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

1996 Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CTO wings-Dewey Fine Art Gallery, SF,Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1995 Owings-Dewey Fine Art Gallery, SF, NM

1994 Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1993 Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1992 Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1989 Olivet College, Olivet, Ml

1987 Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1986 Art Association, Washington, CT

1980Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2011 Shanghai Art Fair, Art Republic of Time, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

2010 Shanghai Art Fair, Purple Roof Gallery, Shanghai, People’s Republic of ChinaJing`An Sculpture Park, permanent collection , Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

2009 Shanghai Art Fair, Purple Roof Gallery, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

2007 Morrison Gallery, Kent, CT

2006 Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2005 Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2004 Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NMCity of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NMGrounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJLa Posada Resort, Santa Fe, NMClarke Galleries, Stowe, VTI. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA.City of Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CA

2003 Owings Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NMCity of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NMGrounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJLa Posada Resort, Santa Fe, NMParis New York Kent Gallery, Kent, CTI. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CAAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDCity of Palm Desert, Palm Desert, CACity of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

2002 50th Anniversary Show, Washington Art Association, Washington, CTCollege of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NMThe Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NMCity of West Palm Beach, West Palm, FL

2001Earth, Owings-Dewey Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2001Los Alamos Historical Museum, Los Alamos, Pleasure, Culture, Sculpture,PNYK, Kent, CTWinter Gathering s, Owings-Dewey Fine Art Gallery Santa Fe, NM

2000Miniatures 2000, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NMSculpture at Nobel Horizons, Salisbury, CTWashington, Pride of Place, Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, Washington, CT

1999/2000Animals of the Heart, Sangre de ChristoArt Conference Center, Pueblo, CO

1999Animals of the Heart, Santa Fe, NMEdibles, Freundorfer Gallery, New York, NY1998 Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID

1997Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDOwings-Dewey Fine Art Gallery,Santa Fe, NMParis-New York-Kent, Kent, CTSilo Gallery, New Milford, CT

1995 Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1994Owings- Dewey Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1992Bachlier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CTPhilippe Staib Gallery, New York, NY

1991 Paris-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CT

1990 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CTMattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

1989 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CTParis-New York-Kent Gallery, Kent, CTSilo Gallery, New Milford, CT

1987 Silo Gallery, New Milford, CTWashington Art Association, Washington,CT

1986 Paris-New York-Kent Gallry, Kent, CTWashington Art Association,Washington,CTSilo Gallery, New Milford, CT

1985Connecticut Artist Showcase, Bradley Airport, CTWindsor Locks, Washington, CT

1984 Silo Gallery, New Milford, CTWashington Art Association, Washington, CT

1983Washington Art Association, Washington, CT Commissions:2011China Venke Company, Real Estate Development, People’s Republic of China

2007“The Blackbirds Basketball”, Long Island University, NY, NY

2006“Long Island University Blackbirds” Long Island University, NY, NY“5 GEESE” City of Annapolis, Annapolis, MD

2003 “Bearcats” Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

2000 “Rooftop Mounted Crows”, Ranson Hall, Kenyon College, Gambler, OH “Double Bench with Ravens and Apple”, Bing Nursery School, Stanford University, Berkley, CASpecial Commission of 6 Small Pieces,Sun Valley Wine Auction, Sun Valley,ID

1998 ”The Elephant Group”, North Carolina, Zoological Park, Ashboro, NC

1996 “Singular Raven”, Weantinoge Land Trust, Litchfield, CT” Peace Globe”, A 16′ Fabricated Globe. Commissioned by the World Peace Prayer Society, Tokyo, Japan. Installed in Amenia, NYPublic Collections:Jing ‘An Sculpture Park, Shanghai, People’s Republic of ChinaThe University of Kentucky , Lexington, KTMuseum of the Southwest, Midlands, TXLong Island University, NYC, NY.Jacksonville Zoo. Jacksonville, FLTexas Tech University, Lubbock, TXWeisman Museum, University of Minnesota, MNKenyon College, Gambier, OHDean Witter Reynolds, New York, NYChildren’s Hospital, Bangkok, ThailandHouston’s Restaurants, Atlanta, GAAmerican Red Cross, Bangkok,ThailandHotchkiss School, Lakeville, CTNorth Carolina Zoo Park, Asheboro, NCAudubon Society Randall Davey Center, Santa Fe, NMBallantyne Corporate Park, Charlotte, NCCity of Palm Beach, Palm Beach ,FL (loan)City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (loan)City of Spartanburg,NCGhost Ranch, Santa Fe campus, Santa Fe, NN (loan)Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJHuntington’s Children’s Garden, Huntington Botanical Gardens,San Marina, CALa Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, Santa Fe, NM (loan)San Francisco Plaza, Santa Fe, NMTelefora Plaza, Los Angeles,CALectures:2006Peter Woytuk’s Sculpture. Mckenzie Family Foundation, Greenwich, CT2000Elephants, Asia, and 6-Ton Pours, 18th Annual International Sculpture Conference, Houston, Texas1999“The Art Work of Peter Woytuk” AIA Conference Duluth, MN Selected Articles:New York Times, “Birds and Beasts Inhabit Mattatuck Show”, by Vivian Raynor, January 1990International Herald Tribune, “Contemporary Culture in Leafy New England”, by Souren Melikian, September 4-5,1993Bangkok Post, “Bronze of Bestial Grace”, by Apinan Poshyanada, March 20,1995New York Times, “A Gallery Season Closing Down in Kent”, By William Zimmer, December 15,1996Southwest Art, “Animation and Repose”, by Norman Kolpas, July, 1999Santa Fean, “The Sculptor’s View”, July, 1999U.S. Art, “25 Artists You Should Know More About”, by J. N., August, 2000Minneapolis Star Tribune, “New Art Presents The Percent”, by Mary Abbe, September 23, 2001Desert Post Weekly, “Birds of a Feather” by Eric Olson, December 20, 2001South Florida Sun-Sentinal, “Elephants Enter Downtown” by Jennifer Peltz, April 8,2002The Palm Beach Post, “Gentle Giants Lift Spirits of Passerby”, April 8, 2002Art-Talk, Animal Magnetism by John Jarvis, January, 2003Sun Valley Guide. An Exploration in Natural Forms by Pat Murphy, Summer 2003The Litchfield County Times, Woytuk at Play in Kent, June 11, 2010