Summary Curriculum Vitae

From his origins in London, England in 1945, Graham Peacock has had a broad and varied career. He has exhibited around the world, has taught at the University of Alberta's Fine Arts program (1969 - 2008), and was a founding member of the Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society (1992 - 2015) and the New New Painters (1990 - 2000), an experimental group of north American artists dedicated to exploring the fullest potential of the new acrylic paints, with whom he continues to associate and exhibit  periodically.  The group was exhibited and promoted by the Parisian Art dealer Gerald Piltzer from 1990 until 2000. The former Museum Director and NYC Art Critic, Kenworth Moffett wrote (see links below) “the N.N.P . have produced and are producing, a body of work which is fully as exciting, distinct, and original as the work of the Abstract Expressionists and the Colour Field Painters before them”. 

Kenworth Moffett link 1

Kenworth Moffett link 2

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Graham Peacock Summary Curriculum Vitae

Born 1945, London, England, attended the University of London Goldsmith's School of Art, 1962 – 66; Leeds College of Art, 1966 - 67, studied Painting and Sculpture; 1967 appointed Lecturer at Newport College of Art; Won Italian Government Scholarship, 1968/69, studied at The British School in Rome; Appointed Professor at the University of Alberta's Department of Art and Design, 1969 – 2009 Edmonton, Canada; Conducted Water Colour workshops: 2006/07/08: 'Painting in Italy', Vico Equense, Italy; 1995/96/97, Abstract Painting Workshop, A Survey 1920 to 2000 of Abstract Theory, Perception and Practice, both for the University of Alberta; Workshop leaderships for Camosun College, School of Visual Arts, Victoria, B.C., 1998; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida 1991; Thupelo Art Project, Johannesburg, S. Africa, 1987; Participated in the 1982 Inaugural Triangle Workshop, Mashomac, New York; and the University of Saskatchewan's, Emma Lake Artists Workshops 1979/80/81; attended the Michael Steiner Workshop, Edmonton Art Gallery, Canada in 1973.

Solo Exhibitions

Peacock has held 35 solo exhibitions including:

Graham Peacock at 60 a Retrospective twenty three year survey, 1982 in 2005 at The Art Gallery of Alberta; Peter Robertson Gallery Edmonton, Canada; Gallery One, Toronto, Canada; Galerie Dambier Massett, Paris, France; Galerie Don Stewart, Montreal. Waddington Shiel Galleries and Glenmore Gallery, Toronto; The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, B.C.; The Edmonton Art Gallery, Vanderleelie Gallery, Gallery on Whyte, Martin Gerard Gallery, Hett Gallery, Latitude 53 Gallery and Woltjen Udell Gallery, all in Edmonton, Alberta Canada; Virginia Christopher Galleries and Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta; Hughes Art Ltd., Victoria, B.C.; Atlantic Provinces Art Circuit, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and The British School at Rome, Italy.

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Foundation Ludwig Wein, Austria. National Gallery of Prague, Czech Republic; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, ‘Hines Collection’, U.S.A. ; Canadian Federal Affairs, Tokyo, Japan; Canadian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland. Embassy of Japan, Warsaw, Poland; Government of Canada, ‘Canadiana Fund’, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia; University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; Foundation for Art, Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.; University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; Government of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; Edmonton Court House Alberta; British Embassy, Rome, Italy; Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada; Leeds Education Authority, Yorkshire, England.

Selected Group Exhibitions

From 1989 until 2002 Peacock exhibited in 38 international exhibitions with a group of artists who became known as the "New New Painters" including: Hotel de Ville, Brussels, Belgium; Musee des Beaux Arts, Waterloo, Belgium; Musee des Beaux Arts, Charleroi, Belgium; Art Frankfurt, Germany; Art Cologne '93; Galerie Tily Haderek, Stuttgart, Germany; Stadtische Galerie, Goppingen, Germany; Museum of Moderner Kunst, Siftung Ludwig and Konfrontationen Neuerwerbungen, Vienna; Galerie Dambier Masset, Galerie Piltzer, Salon d'Art Contemporain de Montrouge , Discouvert 93, The Grande Palais, Fiore International d'Art Contemporain(FIAC), in Paris, France; Musee D'Art Modern et D'Art Contemporian, Nice, France; Galerie Vecchio 2, Cannes, France; The British Council, Rome, Italy; Johannesburg Art Foundation, South Africa; Gallery Ism, Seoul, South Korea; City University of New York, NYC; Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York; The New York International Art Fair New York; Hunter College Art Gallery, New York; Chicago International 94, Chicago; Art Chicago International Exhibition, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; 'Flint Institute for the Arts, Flint, Michigan; The Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida; 'Miami International Art Fair, Miami, Florida; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida; The Atwood Gallery, Worcester, Mass; Stamford Festival of the Arts, Conn; National Arts Centre and The National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery One, and Waddington Sheill Galleries, Toronto, Canada; Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Canada; Greater Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada; The Alberta Art Foundation, Canada; XI Commonwealth Games Commemorative Exhibition, Edmonton; and The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada

Peacock was President of the Alberta Society of Artists 1972 and 1973 ; Founding member of The Edmonton Contemporary Artists’ Society 1992, and The New New Painters 1990; A 400 page full colour Monograph Graham Peacock A Retrospective was published in 2005 and is available from the Art Gallery of Alberta or from $125.00 Cnd

Graham Peacock is represented by Peter Robertson Gallery Edmonton, Gallery Gavik, Toronto, Gallery 111 Montreal, Gerald Piltzer, Switzerland and online at

Peacock works in Edmonton in the Dorchester Building at 10357-109 St., phone 780 709 7688