Peter Lodato

Peter Lodato



Peter Lodato is an American Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1946. Numerous key galleries and museums such as Modernism have featured Peter Lodato’s work in the past.Peter Lodato’s work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 188 USD to 9,375 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2007 the record price for this artist at auction is 9,375 USD for Yellow Vessel, sold at Bonhams Los Angeles in 2016. Peter Lodato has been featured in articles for ARTFIXdaily and LA Weekly. The most recent article is The Mullin Automotive Museum Celebrates California Artists written for ARTFIXdaily in May 2016.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017  Peter Lodato ,William Turner Gallery ,Santa Monica, California, USA

2009  Peter Lodato – “Nineties ‘til Now” ,Zane Bennett Contemporary Art ,Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

2012  ART1307 “Edge of Light”, Villa di Donato, Naples, Italy

2009  Zane Bennet, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2008  William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2007  Castello / Childs, Phoenix, Arizona

2005  Berman / Turner Projects, Santa Monica, California

2003  Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, California

Bakersfield Museum, Bakersfield, California

“Peter Lodato” Modernism, San Francisco, California

“Selected works, 1980 – 2000” Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University,     Malibu, California

William Turner Gallery, Venice, California

Handsel Gallery, Santa Fe, Mexico

Manné Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

Special Projects – Installation Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Silver Tower” Public Art Project Brunswig Square, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California

1990  “Wrathful Means Project No. 2” Sharon Truax Fine Art, Venice, California

Painting, Drawing & Sculpture Hunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“La Porta” Krygier/Landau Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

“Angeline” Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“La Lune Noire” Hunsaker-Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, California

“La Mer” La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021  LA Abstraction: 1980-2000 ,Modernism ,San Francisco, California, USA

CrossCurrents ,William Turner Gallery ,Santa Monica, California, USA

2020  ONLINE: All Together Now ,William Turner Gallery ,Santa Monica, California, USA

Shingo Francis & Peter Lodato: Light – Space ,William Turner Gallery ,Santa Monica, California, USA

2014  Group Exhibition: Shape Shift ,William Turner Gallery ,Santa Monica, California, USA

2013  Essential ,California Museum Of Photography, UCR ,Riverside, California, USA

Texts of Critics

Apparenti geometrie di Cynthia Penna
pubblicato su Testo in mostra: “Apparenti geometrie”

Eight to Eighty di Emanuele Leone Emblema
pubblicato su Testo in catalogo

Edge of light di Robin Trento
pubblicato su Testo in catalogo: “Edge of light”

Crossing light and space di Cynthia Penna
pubblicato su Testo critico in catalogo: ‘Edge of light’

Io sono la Porta di Emanuele Leone Emblema
pubblicato su Testo critico in catalogo: “Edge of light”


Peter Frank, “Peter Lodato: Recent Paintings”, THE Magazine, March 2009
Christopher Miles, “Pick of the Week”, L.A.Weekly, December, 2008
Roberta Caraso, “Peter Lodato at Peter Blake: Review”,  Laguna News Post, Laguna, California, March 10, 2002
Kenneth Baker, “Lodato Has Light Touch With Bands of Color”, San Francisco Chronicle
Galleries, November 10, 2001.
James Feldman, “Peter Lodato at Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, October 14 –
December 15,  2000”, Art Issues, January/February 2001, number 66.
“Light and Hard Edges: Peter Lodato at Peter Blake Gallery”, Coast, December 2000, p.87.
“Intellect and Intuition: Watercolors by Peter Lodato at Peter Blake Gallery”, O.C. Metro,
December 14, 2000, p. 87.
Peter Frank, “Pick of the Week”, L.A.Weekly, December 8-14, 2000, p.164.
David Pagel, “Images that Resonate in the Mind’s Eye”, art review, Los Angeles Times, p.F8.
Michael Zakian, “Selected Works, 1980 – 2000” Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art,
Pepperdine University, catalogue essay, 2000.
Dottie Indyke, “Peter Lodato”, New Mexican Pasi Tiempo, January 9, 1998.
Marina Walker, “Lit From Within”, Santa Barbara News, April 4, 1997.
Alsion Lee Solin, “Finding the Center”, The Independent, April 3, 1997.
Peter Clothier, “Los Angeles”, (review of exhibiton at Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery),
Art News, February 1990, p.164.
Kenneth Baker, “Peter Lodato, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art”, Art Forum, November, 1985, p. 114.
Frances Colpitt, “Peter Lodato at Burnett Miler Gallery in Los Angeles”, Art In  America,
September 1985, p.114.
Kristine McKenna, “Art Galleries”, (review of exhbition at Burnett Miller Gallery), Los Angeles
Times, Part V, May 10, 1985.
Merl Shipper, “A Haven for Post-Modernism”, Artweek, May 25, 1985.
Suzanne Muchnic, “New Listing: Four Rooms with a View” (review of exhibition at Otis/Parsons),
Los Angeles Times, Calendar, February 10, 1982.
Robert L. Pincus, “Galleries:, Los Angeles Times, Calendar, April 16, 1982.
Ralph C. Bond, “On and Off the Wall” , Artweek , March 7, 1981, p.5.
Lora Pethik Brown and Jane Cope Pence, “Nine and the Wall”, California State University,
Fullerton Art Gallery, Fullerton, California, 1981.
Flora Cater, “Peter Lodato’s Meditation at UC boulder”, Artspace: Southwestern
Contemporary Arts Quarterly, Fall, 1981, p.66.
Robert Hughes, “Quirks, Clamour and Variety”, Time Magazine, Vol. 117, No. 9. March 2,
1981, p. 84.
Christopher Knight, “A Decade of L. A. Painting Crammed into one Exhibition”, Los Angeles
Herald Examiner, March 8, 1981, Part E, p.7.
Mark Johnstone, “Exploration and Installation”, Artweek, October 24, 1981, p.5.
Suzanne Muchnic, “Odd Couple Interested in Illusion”,  Los Angeles Times, Calendar, October
4, 1981, p.  91.
John Perrault, “A Singular Pluralism”, The Soho News, February 11, 1981, p.27.
Whitney Museum of American Art, “Biennial Exhibition”, New York, 1981.
William Wilson, “The Wall, Not Just to Hang Pictures”,  Los AngelesTimes, February 27, 1981,
Part VI, p.10.
William Wilson, “A Cocktail Party of the Second Kind”, Los Angeles Times, Calendar, March
1, 1981, p.80.
Melinda Wortz, “Abstract Painting in Los Angeles 1950-1980: Selections from the Murray and
Ruth Gribin Collection”, published in Journal: A contemporary Arts Magazine, No. 30, Vol.3,
No. 10, September – October, 1981.
Richard Armstrong, “California”, Flash Art, March-April, 1980, pp.30-31.
Hunter Drohojowska, “Artbeat; Peter Lodato’s Sensitivity to the Inobvious”, L. A. Weekly
January 18 – 24, 1980.
Adrienne Rosenthal, “The Illumination of Seeing”, Artweek, January 2, 1980, pp.1,20.
William Wilson, Review”, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 1980.
Joseph E. Young, “Artist’s Paintings go Beyond the Edge of the Canvas”, The Arizona Republic,
January 20,1980.
Michael Kurcfeld, “Visible Means of Support” , New West, October 9, 1979, vol.3, no.21, p.106.
Susan Larsen, “Where Conceptual Meets Perceptual”, Artnews, January 1979, pp.94, 96.
Melinda Wortz, “California ‘Perceptions: Light and Space, Selections from the Wortz Collection”,
Fullerton Art Gallery, Fullerton, California.
“Faculty Exhibition”, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, 1977.
William Wilson, “Irvine Exhibits Lodato, Pashgian”, Los Angeles Times, December 22, 1975,
Part IV, pp. 6-7.
Melinda Wortz, “Peter Lodato”, University of California, Irvine, 1975
Elena Canavier, “Peter Lodato: Wall Works”, Artweek, February 24, 1973, Vol. 4, No.8, pp.1, 12.
Fidel Danieli, “Objects as Infinite Space”, L.A. Weekly News, 1973, Part IV, p.4
Barbara Hansen, “Hamburgers Feature a Satiric Bite”, Los Angeles Times, July 1, 1971, Part IV,
April Kingsley, “Los Angeles”, The Art Gallery, Summer 1971, pp.21, 74.
Hilton Kramer, “Los Angeles: Now the ‘In ‘ Art Scene”, The New York Times, June 1, 1971, p.21.
Maurice Tuchman and Jane Livingston, “24 Los Angeles Artists”, Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, Los Angeles, 1971.
William Wilson, “Two Shows Give Southlanders a Broad Look at What’s New”, Los Angeles Times,
Calendar, June 13, 1971, p. 48
“Michael Asher”, Documenta 5, Kassel, West Germany, 1972
“Three Los Angeles Sculptors: Lloyd Hamrol, George Herms, Brauce Nauman” , catalogue
statement for exhibition at The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, September 16 –
October 24, 1975, published in Journal, A Contemporary Arts Magazine, No. 8, November-
December 1975, pp.50 – 57.


The Beautiful Sublime Paintings of Lodato

Another Round…

Good Year