Peter Delorenzo


Peter Delorenzo

Dance the Orange 107×122 acrylic on canvas

My work lies between a kind of colour abstraction and expressionism. Colour is of primary importance and there are no images. The paintings are not “abstracted from” but rather they are inventions arrived at by an intuitive process. I never know when I begin how it will turn out. I usually work in series, and when describing my work to people who see it for the first time I find the most relevant analogy is that of musical form and structure

During a residency at the Cite in Paris in the mid ’70’s I began to explore Abstraction and subsequently had my first show at Watters gallery. In the ’80’s my work was purchased by the National Gallery of Australia and was selected for the first Moet and Chandon national touring exhibition; A number of grants from the Australian Film Commission enabled me to explore first film and subsequently digital moving images, and I showed my work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and then toured nationally, and at the Hamburg Film Festival for three consecutive years in the ‘90’ s. In 2003 at the New England Regional Art Gallery and again in 2008 at the Wollongong City Gallery I showed new abstract paintings, which I continue to show at Robin Gibson Gallery

Negotiations and Meditations – Chantal Grech 2008.pdf

Peter Delorenzo Biography

Born Sydney 1952
Lives and works in Robertson in the Southern Highlands of NSW and Sydney


Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
Diploma of Education, Sydney Institute of Education
Diploma of Painting (ASTC), National Art School

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 Inside out: (Looking for Kandinsky), Robin Gibson Gallery
2013 Sympathetic Geometries, Robin Gibson Gallery
2012 Transitions, Robin Gibson Gallery
2010 Divided by White, Robin Gibson Gallery
2008 Negotiations and Meditations; Wollongong City Gallery
2003 Uncertain Narratives; New England Regional Art Museum Armidale
2002 The Tunnel; Wollongong City Gallery
2001 The Tunnel Internet project www.the-virtual-mine
1991 Sequence and Series, concerning the instant. Works Gallery
1988 Portraits of Desire, First Draft, Sydney
1987 Lovers and Angels; Reconnaissance, Melbourne
1984 Leichhardt Rooftops; Mori Gallery, Sydney
1982 Novocastro, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1977 Paris Black; Watters Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions / Prizes

2015 Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris
2015 X Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2015 Well Red, Robin Gibson Gallery
2015 Baker’s Dozen, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
2015 Carrement, Sydney
2015 Imago Mundi Project
2014 Réalités Nouvelles, Paris
2013 Group exhibition, Factory 49, Sydney
2012 Cut and Paste , group exhibition, Robin Gibson Gallery
2012 The Clipboard Show, Robin Gibson Gallery
2012 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Regional Art Exhibition
2009 Small is the new Big, Robin Gibson Gallery
2008 Abstraction, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2006 short listed for Rencontres Paris/Berlin, Musée du Jeu du Paume, Paris
2001 Gegenort-the Virtual Mine The Tunnel Neunkirchen, Germany;
1999 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Past Faculty, College of Fine Arts, UNSW
1998 COMPACTS Université Rennes, France
1996-1997 Digital Video Hamburg International Short Film Festival;
1996-1997 Being Digital cd_rom Exhibition; Microwave Festival 97 Hong Kong;
1996-1997 Transat Vidéo Présents 11èmes Rencontres Video Art Plastique Centre d’Art
1996-1997 Contemporain de Basse-Normandie, France;
1996-1997 Project Contemporary Art Space, Wollongong;
1996-1997 burning the interface ‘international artists’ CD-rom’
· Perth Institute of Contemporary Art;
· Brisbane City Hall Gallery and Museum
· Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney;
· Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne;
· Ngarpartgi Multimedia Centre Adelaide
1995 Hamburg International Film Festival Germany;
1995 Digital Cinema, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Linden Gallery, Melbourne;
1995 Pixels, Artrage Festival, ICA Perth
1994 Siggraph 94 Orlando, Florida, USA;
1991 A Sense of Space, FIRE, video installation, Coachhouse Sydney
1989 Maitland Invitation Art Prize
1987 Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition
· Westpac Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne;
· Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart;
· Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth;
· Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National Gallery Canberra.
· Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane.
· Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney
1986 A First Look Australian National Gallery Canberra
1977 12th Internationale Grand Prix d’Art Contemporean Monte Carlo, Monaco


Australian National Gallery, Canberra
National Film and Sound Archive
Australian Art Bank
Australian Film Commission
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
The University of Wollongong
The Research and Documentation Centre (CR+D) of the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology Montréal, Québec, Canada


2010 Paris in paint, Illawarra Mercury Weekender, august 9-10, p69, full page interview with 4 colour images.
1998 digital works of art on cd-rom, École régionale des beaux-arts, Station Arts Électroniques – Université Rennes, France ISBN 2-86847-381-4
1997 11èmes Rencontres Video Art Plastique, Centre d’Art Contemporean de Basse-Normandie; ISBN 2-909127-17-6
1997 Hamburg International Film Festival catalogue
1996 burning the interface ISBN 1875632433
1996 Converging on film’s backyard, the Adelaide Advertiser; Sept 12
1996 ABC national television REVIEW April 2, interview and screening of
Reflection, Abstraction and Memory Structures
1994 SIGGRAPH 94 Multimedia CD – ROM; Angel Song, a digital animation, ACM SIGGRAPH, PO Box 12114, Church Street Station, New York, 10257.
1987 Moet and Chandon Touring Exhibition catalogue.
*1982*Directory of Australian Printmakers, Print Council of Australia.
1977 Art and Australia, vol 14, nos 2 & 4

Digital Film Projects

2010 HERE AND THERE 6min
2006 INSIDE OUTSIDE, The Virtual Praxinascope 9 min
2001 THE TUNNEL 5min45
2001 REMBRANDT’S FIRE 3min45
1997 LIKE ICE, LIKE FIR E3min30
1996 RED DRESS 2min30
1994 REFLECTION, ABSTRACTION AND MEMORY STRUCTURESRAMs (Produced with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission) 13min

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