ABOUT

CHRONOLOGY

1961

September 1, 9:32 am: Born Washington, DC at Georgetown University Hospital.

1966

Wins 1st prize in kindergarten art class.

1975

Hit by car riding on his bicycle; spends next 5 years in and out of hospitals undergoing over a dozen surgeries.

1977

While recovering from accident, learns magic, becomes professional magician.

1982

Drops out of college.

1984

Enters Wall Street; recruited by Paine Webber. Tunney begins his financial career, eventually specializing in biotechnology.

1987

Stock market crashes; Tunney opens own investment bank and declares himself an artist.

1990

Meets and spends time with Jonas Salk, the pair become business partners until Salk’s death in 1995. Tunney credits Salk as the most important influence in his life.

1991

Opens The Time Is Always Now Gallery, 476 Broome Street, Ground Floor, New York City.

1992

Opens first solo show, Shower Art, exhibiting over 6,000 laminated “tiles”. The Time Is Always Now Gallery, 476 Broome Street, Ground Floor, New York City.

1993

Meets Peter Beard and begins curating, collaborating, and exhibiting shows for the artist.

1996

November: With Robert Delpire, Tunney co-curates retrospective Peter Beard: Carnets Africains at Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France.

1997

April 1: Tunney moves the retrospective, Peter Beard: Carnets Africains to The Time Is Always Now Gallery, 476 Broome Street, New York City. Exhibition remains on view every day until January 15, 2002

2002

February 21: Opens giant solo show, It’s About Time, at The Time Is Always Now Gallery, New York City.

2002

April: Creates first PLATINOGRAPH (camera-less photograph) as homage to artists Man Ray and Duchamp. Later this year Tunney hangs entire show of platinographs.

2003

December: Tunney closes The Time Is Always Now Gallery and moves into the Crobar Nightclub, where he lives and works for the next 321 days.

2005

Opens large gallery and studio at 70 Franklin Street, TriBeCa, New York City Installs, Paradise Garage, New Works by Peter Tunney at The Highline, NYC.

2006

Solo show, I’m Not A Perfect Person, at Frank Pictures Gallery, Santa Monica, California.

2007

April 13th: Marries Amy Magee at Capitale, New York City.

2007

Tunney’s work is included in The Media, a group exhibition featuring works by Jean Michele Basquiat and Keith Haring at Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California.

2008-2010

The Peter Tunney Experiment is ensconced in the ground floor of 666 Fifth Avenue @ 52nd Street, New York City.

2009

Don’t Panic, Tunney’s Art Basel show, hangs in AE District, Miami, Florida.

2010

Meets the Goldman Family and opens The Peter Tunney Experience, inside the Wynwood Walls. 220 NW 26th Street, Miami, FL.

2010

December: Exhibits first Art Basel solo-show inside the Wynwood Walls: The Peter Tunney Experience “MY-AMI”.

2010

Summer: Solo-show, Peter Tunney: A Beautiful World, at Hamburg Kennedy Gallery, Southampton, New York.

2011

September 21st: “The Big One” PT’s first big party in a decade launches his new gallery and studio at 73 Franklin Street in NYC. The party is surprisingly attended by thousands of people, shutting down the block.

2011

Tunney’s exhibition Dictionary Daze (An Exploration of the Lexicon) A to Z, travels to Kana Manglapus Projects, Venice, California

2011

December: Dictionary Daze opens at Art Basel Miami inside the Wynwood Walls, Miami, Florida.

2012

New works showing at Pop International Galleries, SoHo, New York

2012

June: First five billboards of the GRATTITUDE Project mysteriously appear in and around New York City

2012

August: Solo show at Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut

2012

September: Seeing Things solo show opens at 73 Franklin Street, New York.

2012

December: Enough is Possible, solo show of new work opens at Art Basel simultaneously with exhibitions in New York City.

2012

Traveling Dictionary Daze exhibition debuts at the Miami Country Day School.

2013

The GRATTITUDE Project goes international with the installation of thirty billboards in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, Canada.

2013

Three unique Dictionary Daze traveling exhibitions continue touring around the United States, having now been exhibited more than ten times.

2013

December: Lost and Found opens at the Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami 2013

2014

Lost and Found opens at 73 Franklin Street, New York City

2014

January: Dictionary Daze travels to South Pointe Elementary School.

2014

April: Dictionary Daze makes its New York City debut, opening at Spruce Street School.

2014

June - December: Peter Tunney installation at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel is the first of the Grand Wall Art Series.

2014

August: The GRATTITUDE Project Billboards appear in Times Square, New York City

2014

December: Time Capsules opens at Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

2015

In preparation for the GIANT Giant Polaroids Show, Tunney opens the PTography Studio at 89 Franklin Street, Ground Floor in TriBeCa. Begins shooting Giant Polaroids throughout winter and spring.

2015

Opens GIANT Giant Polaroids at new gallery at 83 Leonard Street, TriBeCa, New York City

2015

June 25: Peter and Amy welcome son Arthur Earnest Tunney, their first child, into the world.

2015

December: I’m Almost Not Crazy opens at the Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami Beach 2015.

2015

Tunney creates the Haiti Walls project in collaboration with Artists for Peace and Justice to benefit The Academy for Peace and Justice. Artists make inaugural trip to paint sections of the wall protecting the Academy.

2015

Time Capsules opens at 83 Leonard Street, New York City.

2015

Partners with Jessica Goldman Srebnick and co-founds Goldman Global Arts

2016

Summer show DON’T PANIC opens at Samuel Owen Gallery, 46 Centre Street, Nantucket MA.

2016

Tunney attends Toronto International Film Festival and presents Peter Tunney LIVE! at the IT House, 128 Peter Street, Toronto CANADA, to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice

2016

FEAR LESS LOVE MORE opens in the Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami 2016

2016

An extension of the GRATTITUDE project, thirty billboards featuring FEAR LESS, VIOLENCE IS NOT A SOLUTION, and THANK YOU AI WEIWEI appear all around New York City

2016

Tunney curates and opens group street art show The Originals, presented by Goldman Global Arts, inside the Wynwood Walls. The show features artwork by past and present artists of the Wynwood Walls

2017

Fear Less solo show opens for Art on Rivington at the Hotel on Rivington, 107 Rivington Street, New York City