Elizabeth Peyton, b. 1965, lives and works in New York. Peyton's work first attracted public attention in 1993 when an exhibition of her historical portraits was shown in Room 828 at the Chelsea Hotel. Subsequently, Peyton’s work was notably featured in Projects 60: John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans at MoMA in 1997, and in 2004, a number of portraits were selected for the Whitney Biennial. In 2008, A mid-career retrospective, Live Forever, was organized by the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. In 2017, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art presented Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life, the first major survey of Peyton’s art in Japan. The same year, the Villa Medici in Rome exhibited Elizabeth Peyton & Camille Claudel: Eternal Idol in which works by the artists, born a century apart, are shown alongside each other, creating a dialogue between their distinct approaches to portraiture. Other solo exhibitions include: Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2013); Gallery Met, New York (2011, 2014, 2016); and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2009). Most recently, Peyton had a major retrospective at London’s National Portrait Gallery in London until January 2020. This exhibition entitled Aire and Angels traveled to UCCA, Beijing, as Practice in the summer of 2020.