Peter Halley, from New York City, produces large scale artwork that explores the worlds of geometry and colour. He works primarily in paint, though he is also recognised for printmaking. He likes to work with Day-Glo acrylic colours. As a child, Halley attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, a school known for its innovative art program. He then went on to study Art History at Yale, and after graduating enrolled in the University of New Orleans MFA program, which he completed in 1978.