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New Art Projects Company

Artist Peter Reiquam


Reiquam is a Seattle artist whose work ranges from prints and drawings to sculptural furniture, mechanical sculptures and public art projects. He earned his B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Washington in 1982 and his M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University in 1984. He was employed as the Head Technician and Head of the Sculpture Department at Pratt Fine Arts Center for over ten years. Reiquam has just completed his second three-year term as a commissioner on the King County Public Art Commission and a quarter-long Visiting Lecturer position in the Sculpture Department at the University of Washington. Recently completed projects include a seven-foot diameter porcelain enamel clock in Mukilteo, WA, a sculptural scale for weighing food waste in the dining hall of the Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center on Bainbridge Island and a series of sculptural steel furniture pieces at a commuter rail station in Portland, OR.

 In addition to the production of his own artwork, Reiquams business, New Art Projects Company specializes in the fabrication and installation of the work of a variety of other artists, architects and designers

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Recently completed, this installation of galvanized steel furniture sits on the Parkrose Station commuter-rail platform and an adjacent  pedestrian plaza. In addition to the two armchairs seen here the project includes a table and four dining chairs, four additional armchairs and two ottomans. Tri-Met Public Art Project. Portland, OR 

Each chair: 40w x 30d x 31h 

Dining Set 

Table: 60l x 32w x 29-1/2h

Chair: 19l x 16w x 31h

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Functional balance scale for the dining hall of the Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center, Bainbridge  Island, WA. The school invites regional grade school children to spend a week with their entire class and teacher studying environmental issues. In addition to collecting rain water runoff from the campus buildings, organic gardening, composting, recycling and conservation, students are encouraged to separate their food waste into three buckets; compost (plants), non-compost (animal waste) and liquids. These buckets are then placed on the scale and  weighed using supplied weights. By recording each days waste the hope is that the kids will throw away less food by the end of their visit than at their arrival.  Stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum. 35d x 50w x 70h


Detail showing custom spun aluminum bucket with waterjet-cut stainless steel label.

Bucket: 10h x 12 diameter (3 gallon capacity

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Seven-foot diameter clock mounted on tower of Extended Stay America hotel in Mukilteo, WA. Entire face of clock is decorated with porcelain enamel on steel. 48 diameter globe is spun. Hands are rolled to conform to the globes radius. Numerals are indicated by nautical flags. An electronic controller is installed inside the building so that the clocks hands can be set

remotely.  84 diameter x 15d

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Full scale motorcycle based on a 1955 Harley Davidson FLH.  Cut from 3/8 mild steel plate using water-jet cutting technology. Black wrinkle-finish powder coat.   87l x 46h


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