Peter Zelle

Peter Zelle

Minneapolis, MN, United States

About Peter Zelle

Peter Zelle is a sculptor based in Minneapolis, who has been working with glass for over 30 years. He studied with Dale Chihuly at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and received his BFA in Sculpture/Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987. Zelle is a full-time artist doing commission works, exhibitions, and select public art projects. He cites some of his as influences as Arshile Gorky, Paul Klee, Louise Nevelson, David Smith, George Morrison, and Peter Krasnow, a relative whose 20th century sculptures and paintings were present in Zelle’s boyhood home,
Zelle’s work has been exhibited nationally at SOFA Chicago, Spectrum Miami, Art San Diego, Art Santa Fe, and Art Silicon Valley. His work is held throughout the United States in many private and corporate collections, including those of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, The Bremer Foundation, St. Paul, MN; Childrens Hospital, Boston, MA; University of Minnesota Heath Center, Minneapolis, MN


Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in Sculpture/Glass, 1987

Haystack Mountain School Of Crafts, Studied with Dale Chihuly, 1984

Studio Experience

Glass Studio, sculpture and glass-blowing studio, Minneapolis, MN, 1992-present

H. Ben Tre Design, apprenticeship with sculptor Howard Ben Tre, Providence, RI, 1987-89


Group Show - ADC Fine Art , Cincinnati, OH, 2019

Solo Show at @Here Gallery, St Paul, MN 2019

Abstract and Glass at Judd Street Exchange, Marine on St Croix, MN, 2019

Minnesota Masters - Group Show at Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, MN, 2018

Solo Exhibition at Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, 2017

SOFA Chicago, Maria Elena Krevetz Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Il, Nov. 3-6 2016

Spectrum Miami, Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, Dec. 3-6, 2015

SOFA Chicago, Maria Elena Krevetz Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Il, Nov. 5-8, 2015

Art San Diego, Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, Nov. 5-8, 2015
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, Oct. 8-11, 2015

Art Santa Fe, Zoya Tommy Gallery, July 9-12, 2015
SOFA Chicago, Maria Elena Krevetz Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, Il, 2014
Houston Fine Art Fair, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX, 2014
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, “Historic Heat: 50 Years of Glass from the Heartland,” Group Show, 2013