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Vita In Brief:
Selected Collections: (partial listing)

  • Acadian Asset Management, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston Consulting Group, New York, New York
  • Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boston Stock Exchange, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Boyle and Chase, Accord, Massachusetts
  • David L. Babson and Co., Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Capital G, Bermuda
  • Centre Investment Services, Bermuda
  • J.W. Childs Associates, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Coca-Cola
  • Columbia Motion Pictures, New York, New York
  • Design Link International, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston
  • FM Global, Boston
  • Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Devine, Millimet and Branch, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Ann Beattie, Key West, Florida
  • Leslie Dach, Washington, DC
  • Felucca, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Goodwin, Proctor, and Hoar, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hanify and King, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Independence Investment Associates, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Kane Company, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Group Exhibitions (partial listing):

  • 2013 – University of N.H. Museum of Art, Durham, NH
  • 2011 – Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2003 – Harvard Club, Boston, MA
  • 1999 – Fuller Museum of Art,
  • 1999 – Ninth Triennial, Brockton, MA
  • 1995 – Dillon Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1993 – Louise Smith Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1992 – Yale University, Hospital Benefit Exhib., New Haven, CT
  • 1992 – Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1990 – Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1989 – Wallace Wentworth Gallery, Washington, DC
  • 1989 – Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988 – National Academy of Design, 163rd Annual Exhib., NYC
  • 1988 – Pucker Safari Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1988 – Galerie Colette Dubois, Paris, France
Selected Collections: (cont.)

  • Linscomb Private Ledger, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Littler Mendelson, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Katherine Kane, New Castle, New Hampshire
  • Moody, Famiglietti and Andronico, Tewksbury, Massachusetts
  • Nutter McClennen & Fish, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Jeff and Sue McNelly, Flint Hill, Virginia
  • Dick Morris, New York, New York
  • Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Peter Homans, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Estate of Ambassador Robert Black, Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Alison Lurie, Ithaca, New York
  • McNeill and Taylor, Dover, New Hampshire
  • Devine and Nyquist, Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Ahlgren and Perrault, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Palmer and Dodge, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Reid and Priest, Washington, DC
  • Pritham Singh, Key West, Florida
  • Sage Hill Partners, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Skadden, Aros, Slate, Meagher and Flom, Boston, MA
  • State Street Research, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Scudder, Stevens, and Clark, Boston, Massachusetts
  • E. Parry Thomas, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Grant Thornton, Philadelphia, PA
  • UNH Paul College of Business, Durham, NH
  • Velux America, Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Walt Kuhn Estate, Cape Neddick, Maine
  • Weil, Gotshal and Manges, New York, NY
  • Wilmer Dorr, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Wilmer Dorr, Washington DC
  • York Hospital, York, Maine
  • Zurich International Ltd, Bermuda

Solo Exhibitions (partial listing):

  • 2012 – Public Library, York, ME
  • 2006 – Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2001 – Gallery of Modern Art, Marblehead, MA
  • 1998 – Caelum Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1998 – Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 1994 – Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 1992 – Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 1990 – Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Bibliography: (partial)

Agrafiotis’ work has been reproduced and/or reviewed in Newsweek, the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Art News, Art New England, Panorama Magazine, American Artist, Greenwich Time and Darshan Magazine. Catalogue essays about his work have been written by Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Alison Lurie, and by author and New Yorker contributor, Ann Beattie. An Agrafiotis painting was reproduced on the cover of the international Houghton Mifflin book catalogue for 1994.

Personal History:

Peter Agrafiotis was born in Manchester, NH. In his youth he had little interest in formal education of any kind and after just a year of college in Massachusetts he moved to Southern Maine to work as a reporter for a weekly newspaper. He eventually owned and ran his own humorous publication, Clue, “America’s Only Vacation Magazine That’s Sarcastic.” Over the years Agrafiotis’ “Tatnic” stories in Clue won the praise of award-winning authors Nicholson Baker, Ann Beattie, Richard Ford, Alison Lurie and comic legend Bob Elliot of Bob and Ray. (Both Lurie and Beattie also authored catalogue essays on Agrafiotis’ painting for successive solo shows a Boston’s Pucker gallery.)

Agrafiotis had sold Clue in 1985 in favor of a full-time painting career, which over time he garnered four nominations for awards at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. With the exception of his authoring the screenplay for the prize-winning documentary, Conscience and a Northern Man, he painted exclusively for more than twenty years. However Agrafiotis eventually returned to alternating fiction writing with painting in the decade before 2014, the year he published his first novel, a satire on the arts titled This Is Not My Bathing Suit. This work has maintained a five-star rating on Amazon over 26 reviews since its publication and Richard Deming, winner of the Farber Prize and Director of Creative Writing at Yale wrote the following about TINMBS: “Bravo! I made my way with great pleasure through This Is Not My Bathing Suit. I read it slowly to let me really relish its keenly sharp wit and to laugh out loud, its charm winning me away from the thousands of places my head was going. I suspect that this book will be a cult hit—moving from person to person, building a passionate audience glad to be insiders and wanting to feel superior because they can recommend it to others (‘Oh, really—you mean you haven’t read it? Well, I’ve read it twice….’). Well, maybe I’m projecting because I do feel vaguely superior to others because I have read it and I can express that by recommending it often. Thanks to Mr. Agrafiotis for bringing such a smart and funny book into the world. We have far too many that are one or the other, but not enough that are both.” (To learn more about This Is Not My Bathing Suit, read excerpts and/or to order a copy, please click on the link “the Novel” in the top menu of this website.)

Agrafiotis also enjoys architectural design and stonework. Since the seventies when he began building his home and studio near the sea in Southern Maine he has perpetually enhanced the edifice with arches, unusual glass, trellises, waterfalls, fountains and unusual stone structures of many kinds.