Peter Konsterlie retrospective opens at Schelfhaudt Gallery during Bridgeport Art Trail

Peter Konsterlie: A Retrospective runs November 8 to January 5, 2019
Peter Konsterlie

The Schelfhaudt Gallery at the University of Bridgeport presents Peter Konsterlie: A Retrospective from November 8 through January 5, 2019.

A discussion about the show will be held Thursday, November 8, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panelists include curator Johnas Ruta, Joe Provey, and Cynthia Anderson.

The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 10, from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The public is warmly invited to both events. Admission is free.

The 10th annual Bridgeport Art Trail runs November 8-11.

Peter Konsterlie was a prolific visual artist and beloved art history professor at the University of Bridgeport’s Shintaro Akatsu School of Design. He brought a unique perspective to his paintings, integrating several visual styles from pop art to abstract expressionism. His drips of paint combined with spray paint formed patterns, becoming a structure on the canvas for his metaphysical themed abstracts.

As the director of the Schelfhaudt Gallery, he championed fellow artists and produced exemplary exhibitions for the broader community. Konsterlie served as gallery director for five years until August 13, 2018, when he died suddenly. He was 55.

Peter’s friends and family have established the Peter Konsterlie Memorial Fund at the University of Bridgeport to honor his memory.  Click here to contribute.

Konsterlie received his BA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Shelfhaudt Gallery is located on the University of Bridgeport campus at the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.

Off-site parking is available.

The Schelfhaudt Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Visitors may also view shows off hours by scheduling an appointment at (203) 240-7333 or online.


From Hartford & North: I-91:
91 South to 15 South to 8 South to Exit 1 (Prospect)
Right onto Prospect to Park Avenue
Left onto Park Avenue to University Avenue
Right onto University Avenue
Arnold Bernhard Center (ABC) is the last building on the left side of University Avenue
Enter from the building’s parking lot entrance. Gallery is down the hall to your left.

From NYC & Southwest: I-95:
95 North to Exit 26 (Worden Avenue)
Follow 95 service road to Iranistan Avenue
Turn right onto Iranistan
South past light to stop sign at Atlantic Avenue
Left onto Atlantic Avenue (one block)
Right onto Rennell
Right onto University
Enter from the building’s parking lot entrance. (East side)
Gallery is down the hall to your left.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625,