Peter Peryer

Bio.

Peter Peryer (b. 1941) has a degree in English and a Masters in Education. It was not until his 30’s that he took up photography which for many years now has been his sole occupation. In 1998 he had a major exhibition and publication in Germany called Second Nature. This exhibition toured in Germany and Australia. Peter Peryer has been the recipient of several awards. He has an ONZM for his contribution to photography in this country and he has been a Fulbright Scholar, a grant that enabled him to continue studying his medium in the United States. In 2007 Peryer was awarded the William Hodges Fellowship which enabled him to live in Invercargill for 4 months, resulting in an exhibition of 31 images from that period at the Southland Museum & Art Gallery in early 2008. His works are widely collected and are held in all major New Zealand Institutions, and internationally, including the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the Australian National Gallery in Canberra. In 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Arts Foundation Laureate Award.

Peter Peryer currently lives and works in New Plymouth.  He exhibits selected work on a regular basis with Melanie Roger Gallery.  Please contact the gallery to enquire about new or past works and availability.

Selected Media.

  1. OUT OF THE DARKROOM
    Jim Barr and Mary Barr, Off the Wall, Te Papa
    2014
  2. INSIDE PETER PERYER'S STUDIO
    Courtney Johnston, Dowse Art Museum
    2014
  3. PETER PERYER INTERVIEW
    Standing Room Only, Radio New Zealand
    2014
  4. PETER PERYER IN CONVERSATION WITH HAMISH MCKAY
    Cultural Icons, Episide 71
    2013
  5. THREE INDIVIDUALS
    John Hurrell, Eyecontact review
    2012
  6. AN OTHER PERYER
    Peter Ireland, Eyecontact review
    2012
  7. PETER PERYER: PORTRAIT OF A PHOTOGRAPHER
    Gregg Stitt, NZ On Screen
    1994
  8. PETER PERYER: THE PHOTPGRAPH AS A PORTRAIT OF THE SELF
    Conversation with editor Ross Fraser, Art New Zealand, issue 8
    1977

News.

  1. Derek Henderson and Peter Peryer | Ruminations in the Cloisters | Govett Brewster Gallery
  2. Peter Peryer | Landfall
  3. PETER PERYER | Govett Brewster Art Gallery | New Plymouth
  4. Peter Peryer: A Careful Eye | A Dowse Art Museum touring exhibition
  5. ART NEW ZEALAND Magazine texts
  6. Tiffany Singh and Peter Peryer | Art New Zealand magazine