Peter Halley lives and works in New York. He has had solo museum exhibitions at institutions including Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (1991); the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (1992); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1992); the Dallas Museum of Art (1995); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); the Museum Folkwang, Essen (1998); Musée D’Art Moderne, Saint Étienne Métropole, France (2014); and the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2016). He has recently mounted large-scale presentations at Lever House, New York (2018) and Magazzini del Sale No. 3, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2019).
His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MOCA | The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Tate, London; and Centre Pompidou, Paris; among many others.
Halley has taught at Columbia University, New York; University of California, Los Angeles; and the School of Visual Arts, New York. He was Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale University School of Art from 2002 to 2011.