My work ranges from drawings and photographs to sculptural furniture and large-scale public art projects. Since earning my M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University in 1984, my primary emphasis has been on the creation of interactive, site-specific installations in a variety of public venues including parks, libraries, college campuses, transit sites and fire stations.

Each project is a unique response to the history, culture and surrounding landscape of its site. Ranging from sculptural seating to rocket ships and giant chess pieces, they serve as contemporary site markers. I strive to create durable, well-crafted and meaningful works that speak to the uniqueness of each site and to do so with a balance of humor, elegance and sophistication. The sculptures are made from a variety of materials; metals, concrete, granite, glass and light.

In Albuquerque, a futuristic rocket ship in the guise of a fire engine recalls New Mexico's long history of rocketry. At Seattle's Fremont Fire Station, the Everready battery logo inspired a colossal cat perched on the firehouse roof. In Juneau, Alaska an empty chair honors the Japanese community interned during World War II and at the Pierce County Skills Center in Puyallup, Washington, a monumental hammer represents the tools used to learn a trade.

Several of my projects, including Nine Lives and The Empty Chair have been recognized by the Americans for the Arts – Public Art Network - Year-in-Review as outstanding examples of public art projects nationwide.

My studio, New Art Projects Co. specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of my own work as well as that of architects, designers and other artists. Thank you for your interest in my work. I hope that you will find it inspiring.

Peter Reiquam