Peter Coffin has mounted over thirty solo exhibitions with museums and galleries including the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington DC), the Barbican (London), City Hall Park (New York City), and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (San Francisco). Coffin's art can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim Museum, among other institutions. Music looms large in Coffin's work and mind.
Imagine your dream concert line-up. Heroes you never got to see, bands from far away countries that never seem to tour, or just your absolute favourites you could watch time and time again -It's Nice That Imaginary Concerts named one of the best things at the 2017 LA Art Book Fair - Eye on Design, Best Thing at the New York Art Book Fair Coffin does a masterful job of making graphic wit. It is not parody. It is not a simple joke. It is a kind of hipster graphic poetry that is as fun to read as to view. Since 2008 he's printed with Colby ads for shows that never happened but somewhere in the imagination actually did. -Print