BiographyPeter Gronquist is an artist who manipulates expectations throughout his various mediums. Through painting, sculpture and infinity mirrors he forces the viewer to stop and dismantle what they are experiencing. His infinity mirrors are built to human scale, heightening the sensation that one could fall in at any moment. The imagery contained in these visual abysses can be as benign as a flower or as menacing as a tool of war. the fading to black nature of the mirrors reminds the viewer that all things are temporary. Gronquist is concerned with expressing the contradictions of American consumerism and what he calls “hyper American culture”.
Born 1979 in the USA, Peter lives and works in Portland, OR after residing in Oakland, CA.. He attended the School of Visual Art New York and received a BA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute in 2001. He has shown at Soze Gallery in Los Angeles, Joseph Gross gallery in New York, the Unit London, Winston Wachter in Seattle, Rarity Gallery in Mykonos, The Pittsfield Museum of Art, Scope New York and Miami, and is collected internationally.
5x5 Orlane Gradient (Orange to Magenta)