PETER SHIRE is a Los Angeles native who was educated at Chouinard Art Institute and was a member of the internationally renowned Memphis Group during the 1980s. His work is in many museum collections throughout this country and abroad. Shire has taught art and design courses at a number of Los Angeles's art and architecture schools. He has maintained a home and studio in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles for many years. Shire's public sculptures can be found in Phoenix, Las Vegas, and in Los Angeles at Elysian Park, and the Academy Village Housing Project in North Hollywood, CA.