Born in 1965 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Peyton lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include the Royal Academy, London, 2002; Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2005; neugerriemschneider, Berlin, 2006; Aldrich Museum of Art, Connecticut, 2008 and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, 2008. A major retrospective of her work, Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, was shown at the New Museum in New York in 2008 / 09 and toured to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. Group exhibitions include Dear Painter, Paint For Me, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2002; Contemporary Painting, curated by artist Alex Katz for Colby College Museum of Art, Maine and the Whitney Biennial, New York in 2004; Getting Emotional, ICA Boston, 2005 and The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London, 2007.
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