Since the 1990s, Peter Dayton has garnered a national reputation for his collaged flower paintings and his Minimalist surfboard-inspired works. His internationally acclaimed paintings, collage and sculptures examine cultural identities held inside — and outside — the global mainstream.
From the dense flower collages that launched his career to surfboards, shark fins and rock n’ roll works, Dayton’s vision is unique. In his work, the viscera of the American aesthetic collides with its formal, Modernist traditions.
Born in 1955 in New York City, Dayton currently resides in East Hampton, New York. He holds a BFA from Tufts University. He has also studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Rochester Institute of Technology (with Nam Jun Paik), and the Master Workshop of Fine Arts, Southampton, New York. His work is held in many collections including the Museum of Fine Art, Houston and The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York.