Peter Dreher


Peter Dreher (b. 1932, Mannheim, Germany) graduated from the State Academy of Fine Arts at Karlsruhe in 1956. From 1968 to 1997, Dreher served as professor of painting at the State Academy, Karlsruhe, where he earned the honorary chair of painting in 1965. During his professorship, he taught and influenced a number of acclaimed artists, including Anselm Kiefer and Wolfgang Laib. Recent solo exhibitions include Beachcomber Shores, KÖNIG GALERIE,Berlin Germany (2019); Seelenlandscahften, Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn, NY (2018); Behind the Mirror,Koenig & Clinton, New York, NY (2017); and Day by Day, Good Day, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2017). Notable solo exhibitions of Dreher’s work have been presented at institutions internationally including: Milton Keynes Museum, Great Britain (2013); Landesvertretung Baden-Würtemberg, Berlin (2012); Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2011), Museum Erfurt, Germany (2008); and Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (1977). Recent group exhibitions include:I will be Dead, KÖNIG LONDON, London, United Kingdom (2019); Repeat, Repeat, Freelands Foundation, London, United Kingdom (2019);ZEITSPUREN—The Power of Now, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland (2018); Aos nossos pais (To Our Parents), Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Alejandro Cesarco and Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (2018); Inside: Contemporary Artists and Writers in Reading Prison, organized by Artangel; and Accrochagecurated by Caroline Bourgeois, Punta dell Dogana, Pinault Collection, Venice. His work is represented in public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Columbus Museum of Art, OH; Kolumba (Diözesanmuseum), Cologne; Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany; and MAMCO, Geneva; among others. Dreher is a member of the Association of German Artists. The artist is represented by Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn. He lives and works in Wittnau, Germany.