This May, Peter Rive will show a collection of independent paintings at various locations across NYC - some are temporary site-specific installations which will be documented in the open city environment, as well as an exhibition within a gallery space on Orchard Street, Lower East Side, between the dates of 9th - 28th of May.
Pleased to announce two solo exhibitions in 2017 - first a return to Auckland at the Allpress Studio in August, and later in November a show at the Fireking in Shibuya, Tokyo. Both venues are vast and challenging, presenting exciting creative possibilities with their unique spaces. More information on the shows will be released later in the year, please contact via phone or email if you have any questions.
Looking ahead to February, I have my first exhibition for the year titled 'Ways of Seeing' at the Fireking Cafe in Yoyogi Uehara. The Fireking is a very unique gallery experience with amazing lighting, dining and atmosphere. All welcome on opening night, 7PM - 9PM February 8th.
Also next month, selected as finalist in the New Zealand Printmaking and Painting Award 2016, a piece will be shown at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion from February 19th - 28th.
Upcoming projects to date in 2016 and beyond have been locked in:
Ways of Seeing - Fireking, Shibuya, Tokyo. (February 8th - 28th)
NZPPA Finalists Exhibition, Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, NZ(February 19th - 28th)
Tokyu Plaza Ginza, Artspace Maru84 - Grand Opening (March 31st)
Tokyo International Art Fair - Ometosando Hills, Tokyo (May 13th - 14th)
Solo Exhibition TBA , Lower East Side, New York (May 9th - 28th, 2018)
Opening tomorrow night in Miami, I have a piece on show at the Spectrum Art Fair, Booth #714.
"Running from the 2nd - 6th of December Spectrum Miami will take place in the Arts & Entertainment District. Taking place during the powerhouse Miami Art Week with top crowd-pulling shows like Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope, and Miami Project, Spectrum provides dealers with access to thousands of innovative works and brings top talent to Miami’s arts-friendly district right between Midtown and Downtown."
My wife and I were very happy to welcome to the world our beautiful second son today, at 12:30pm. Mum and baby are doing very well, so proud of my wife.
This week I was selected as a Finalist for the Parkin Prize - big thank you to the panel that saw my work.
The Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition will be held at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts Academy Galleries from 11 August to 13 September 2015. The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. The Parkin Prize has been established by Chris Parkin, an arts patron and owner of New Zealand’s only boutique art hotel – Museum Art Hotel in Wellington.
The winning submission will be selected and announced by iconic Kiwi artist, Dick Frizzell at a gala event at the Academy Galleries on Monday 7 September.
What an incredible show last Saturday night for the 10th Anniversary Ke Ala O Ke Ao Hoike, Keauhou, in Tokyo. An amazing collaboration of people brought together from Japan, Hawaii and New Zealand, that I was honored to be asked to work alongside. It was mind blowing to see my artwork on 200 moving dresses in front of a crowd of 2000 people. Thank you Ke Ala O Ke Ao, Kina, Kalani, musicians, performers and all that were part of it.
A handful of stills and behind the scenes from the installation of 'The Line', a solo exhibition held at the Fireking in Tokyo. Shot through the lens of Tim Lambourne on February 16th, 2015.
To watch the short film: Peter Rive - The Line, Fireking, Tokyo 2015
Later this month I will have a selected painting at Art Expo NYC, booth #519 - To coincide with a book launch. The expo will be open for 3 days from the 23rd to the 26th. If in New York check it out!
Peter Rive 'The Line' - February 16th - March 15th, 2015 @ Fireking, Tokyo Japan | Shot on location at 1-30-9 Uehara Shibuya Tokyo 151-0064 | Filmed and Produced by Tim Lambourne.
Special thanks to Mr Abe and the amazing staff at the Fireking Cafe.
Thank you to KEA, New Zealand's Global Network for your support in helping Kiwis do their thing around the world.
In May, I will be showing work @ Tokyo IAF 2015, Quest Hall, Harajuku, Tokyo. Looking forward to meeting other artists from around the world and getting our work seen - will post more details closer to the event. If in Tokyo, pencil it in and come and say hi - PKR
4AM setup this morning - hung and ready to go - Preview tonight, from 7:30 - 10:30PM.. Show runs from 16th February - March 15th, 2015 @ the Fireking in Yoyogi Uehara.
Coming soon in Tokyo, my second solo exhibition titled 'The Line' at the Fireking in Shibuya, will open on the 16th of February. Such a unique venue and amazing gallery atmosphere - stoked to have been given the opportunity to exhibit there again. All welcome to come down on opening night, experience the fine food and drinks, grab a table and say hi. 7PM - 10PM, February 16th.
Looking forward to the year ahead in 2015, other projects to date have been locked in below -
'The Line' - Fireking Cafe, Shibuya, Tokyo. February 16 - March 12
ArtExpo New York - Pier 94, New York. April 23 -26
'Vanguard Visionaries' - Publication Launch, ART PLATFORM NYC. April 23
'Keahou' - Ke Ala O Ke Ao, Cultural Arts Studio, Hoike. May 9
Tokyo International Art Fair - Quest Hall, Harajuku, Tokyo. 22 - 23 May
Wishing you all a Happy New Year - and a safe holiday season whereever you are in the world. Its time to check out of the bustle in Tokyo for some quality time with my family in New Zealand. What a year 2014 brought and the opportunities that came out of it, showing in Florence, Paris and Tokyo and some great collaborations and projects with fashion labels and respected creatives. There is a big year ahead in 2015, a second solo show at the Fireking in Tokyo in February, and a couple of projects in New York already booked. Have a great year and keep in touch. PKR
This week I was a featured artist in Art Platform NYC's newsletter alongside some very cool work from around the world. Looking forward to showing a piece in New York in April next year at Art Expo NYC with the launch of a new publication. More details available soon.
This Weekend in Paris I have a few paintings in the Salon Art Shopping Fair, Carrousel Du Louvre @ Booth 24! Very pleased to have the opportunity to show my work in such a historic building. Thanks to my good friend Celio Barreto in Osaka for bringing this project together.
Peter Rive X G3O products are almost sold out @ H>FRACTAL in Harajuku! Last editions of the Backpack left... Thanks for all the positive feedback, currently in talks so keep an eye out for a new project in the works. PKR