Peter Hide

Selected Works



1944: Surrey, England



1964–67: St. Martins School of Art (Post-Grad)

1961–64: Croydon College of Art


Selected Teaching

1977–present: Professor of Sculpture at the University of Alberta

1971–78: St. Martins School of Art

1968–74: Norwich School of Art: Developed Sculpture Department


Commissions and Awards

2000: Sculpture at Goodwood, Monumental Work for UK Sculpture Garden

1997: McCalla Professorship, University of Alberta

1994: Canada Council ‘A’ Grant

1984: Principal Plaza Sculpture Commission, Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

1980: City of Red Deer Sculpture Symposium, AB

1997: Winspear Centre for the Performing Arts Commission, Edmonton, AB

1978: Commonwealth Sculpture Symposium, Edmonton, AB

1972: Peter Stuyvesant “Sculpture in Cities”, Southampton, UK


Selected Exhibitions

2013: Protesting Time, Piper Gallery, London UK

2012: July Group Show, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB

2012: 7 Years in the City, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

2009: New Works, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

2008: Peter Hide at the RAM, Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, AB

2007: Small Sculpture, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

2007: Peter Hide Sculpture, Poussin Gallery, London

2005: Ironbridge Trilogy, Museum of Steel Sculpture, Coalbrookdale, Shrop, England

2003: Monumental Sculpture at Jesus College, Cambridge, England

2003: New Small Sculpture, Scott Gallery, Edmonton

2002-04: Big Things, Outdoor Sculpture at the Provincial Museum, Edmonton

2002: Sculpture in the Round, curated by Terry Fenton, Harcourt House, Edmonton

2002: 10 Years of ECAS, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1998: Peter Hide in Context, Edmonton Art Gallery, AB

1998: Sculpture by Invitation, Edmonton Contemporary Art Society, Edmonton, AB

1996: Kathleen Laverty Gallery/ FAB Gallery, University of Alberta

1995–96: Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ

1995: Hardingham Sculpture Show, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, UK

1995: Works from the Perman Atelier, Uranus College, Colleyeville, PA

1994: Works from the Perman Atelier, Uranus College, Colleyeville, PA

1992: Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton

1992: New Displays 92, Recent acquisitions of the Tate Gallery, London, England

1992: Forty Years of British Sculpture, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1990: Monumental Sculptures of Peter Hide, Millar Building, Edmonton

1990: Top Gallant Farm, Andre Emmerich, Pawling, NY

1989: New Acquisitions, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1989: New Acquisitions, The Tate Gallery, London, UK

1989: Exotic Steel, Fine Arts Building Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1988: 2nd Hardingham Sculpture Workshop Show, Norfolk, UK

1987: Triangle Workshop Exhibition, Casa de la Carritat, Barcelona

1987: Studio Watch, selected by Valentin Tatransky, AG

1986: Triangle UK, Smith’s Gallery, Covent Garden, London, England

1986: Peter Hide in Canada: ten-year retrospective, Edmonton Art Gallery, AB

1985: Medicine Hat Sculpture Symposium, Medicine Hat, AB

1985: Comino Foundation Collection, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1984: Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton

1984: Clay Works Gallery, New York

1984: Alberta House, London, England

1982: Edmonton Art Gallery, AB

1980: Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton

1980: Sculpture at Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon, England

1980: Alberta Now, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1979: Certain Traditions, Anglo-Canadian Tour, UK

1979: Style in the Seventies, UK travelling exhibition organized by Artscribe magazine

1979: Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England

1979: Ring House Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton

1977: Summer Show, Redfern Gallery, London, UK

1977: Silver Jubilee Exhibition at Battersea Park, London, UK

1978: Edmonton Art Gallery

1976: Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, London, England

1975: The Condition of Sculpture, selected by William Tucker, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1971: Stockwell Depot, London, England

1970: Some Recent Art in Britain, Leeds City Art Gallery, UK

1969: New Sculpture, Arts Council touring exhibition of sculpture from Stockwell Depot 2, London, England

1968: Prospect 68, Dusseldorf, Germany

1968: Survey 68, Camden Arts Centre, London, England

1968: Seven Sculptors from St. Martins, Stockwell Depot, UK

1966: Grabowski Gallery, London, England



2001: Ironbridge Cast Iron Workshop, Shropshire, England

1993: Philip Berman Workshop, Allentown, PA

1992: Mashomack Workshop, Pine Plains, New York

1991: Mashomack Workshop, Pine Plains, New York

1990: Hardingham Sculpture Workshop, Norfolk, England

1990: Triangle Workshop, invited artist, Pine Plains, Mashomack, New York

1989: Emma Lake Artists Workshop, sculpture leader, Saskatchewan, 

1988: Hardingham Sculpture Workshop, Norfolk, England

1987: Triangle Workshop, Barcelona, Spain

1986: Hardingham Sculpture Workshop, Norfolk, England

1985: Triangle Workshop, sculpture leader, Pine Plains, Mashomack, New York

1985: Medicine Hat Sculpture Workshop, Medicine Hat, Alberta

1982: Triangle Workshop, sculpture leader (inaugural year), Pine Plains, Mashomack, New York

1978: Commonwealth Sculpture Symposium, Edmonton, Alberta


Selected Public Collections

University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
Nickle Art Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Grant MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, AB
Philip Berman Atelier
The Tate Gallery, London, England
The Arts Council of Great Britain
Greater London Council, Marble Hill Park
Leicestershire Education Authority
Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norwich
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
Blyvooruitsig G.M. Company
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
City of Red Deer, Red Deer College, Red Deer, AB
Glenbow Institute, Calgary, AB
Principal Plaza, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
Comino Foundation
City of Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat, AB
Hines – MFA Collection, Boston, MA
Canada Council Art Bank
MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, ON
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, ON
Westburne Collection, Burlington, ON
Four Seasons Head Office, Don Mills, ON
City of Barcelona, Museum of Modern Art, Spain
Kitchener Art Gallery, Waterloo, ON
The Foundation of Kajikawa, Kyoto, Japan
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Beaverbrook, ON
The Art Gallery of Algoma, Algoma, ON
University of Western Ontario, London, ON
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC


Artist Statement

Peter Hide is one of Alberta's most important artists.  His work has been described by the art critic Ben Street as the "mutability of form meet[ing] the permanence of matter; somewhere between the two is a moral truth about the demise of the body and the desire to sustain it."   Hide's work can be found in major collections around the world including The Tate Gallery, The CASS Sculpture Foundation in Sussex, and the Hines Contemporary Art Collection in Boston.