"Peter’s work varies from large-scale installations to more succinct individual objects. In an overview of his work, there is an amazing variation in style and a sensibility distinctively his that is at the core of his sculpture... Like a magician, he reveals the secret life of objects, and through his forms as a sculptor, reinvents a world that we both know and imagine."
— Neil Goodman, "EYEHAND: The sculpture of Peter Shelton," New Art Examiner, Summer 2022
"Peter Shelton’s sculptures incorporate both abstracted and figurative forms along with anatomical as well as architectural motifs. He works in metal and fiberglass, in large and small scale, commenting—at once seriously and with humor—on the human condition. "
— Carol S. Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA Unframed, June 29, 2017
"Shelton's sculptures are painted- thus they are simultaneously painting and sculpture, which are perfectly wedded in his art because the colors applied to the forms are an expression of the meaning that the forms themselves imply."
— Rosa Giovanna Magnifico Panza di Biumo and PanzaCollection
Pacific Standard Time, A to Z: "It Happened at Pomona Exhibition Part III," Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2012
"Everything about Peter Shelton (pristine studio, stunning preparatory drawings, conversation sprinkled with Latin terms) suggests a combination of obsessive technician and daring poet willing to risk it all for an idea."
— Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue "Simple Simply Isn't: A Conversation with Peter Shelton," Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue, Sculpture Magazine, April 1, 2012 (click here for the entire article on L.A. Louver's blog)
"Peter Shelton’s sculpture has made deviously and delightfully clear for more than 30 years that physical space is, inevitably, also psychical space."
— Leah Ollman "Peter Shelton L.A. Louver, " Art in America, March 2012
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