Peter Reginato was born in Dallas, Texas, but grew up in the hills outside Oakland, California, attending the San Francisco Art Institute from 1963 to 1966. He began making abstract sculpture in 1965 and moved to New York City in 1966 to pursue his career as a sculptor.
During his early career he was represented by the historic Tibor de Nagy Gallery and was associated with the Park Place Gallery.
His work was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial in 1970 and 1973.
Following this early success, Reginato continued to show his large sculptural works in over 60 solo and group exhibitions. He became known for his large, welded steel sculptures. He experimented with painting his sculptures, exploring color, texture and form, culminating in his eventual transition into painting in 2015.
His bold and colorful works have been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and abroad. Reginato has work in important permanent collections including: Allen Art Center, Houston, TX; Brown University; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; IBM Corporation; The Metropolitan Museumof Art; The Mint Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Currently, Reginato lives and works in New York City, and teaches at The Art Students League of New York.