Jim Peters was born in Syracuse, NY in 1945. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in 1967 (BS, Atomic Physics) and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA in 1969 (MS, Nuclear Engineering). He began painting while serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy and, using the GI Bill, graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 1977 (MFA, Painting). A painter and constructionist, he has exhibited regularly in NYC at CDS Gallery (1986–2003) and ACA Galleries (2006–14), in Cambridge, MA at Pierre Menard Gallery (2005–10), and in Provincetown, MA at artSTRAND Gallery (2005–16). Awards include fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982–83 and 1983–84), Massachusetts Artists Grants (1985, 1988), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999) and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship (2002, 2008). He has work in many collections worldwide including William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Flint Institute of Art and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Peters is a member of the Visual Arts Committee at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He teaches drawing at RISD and lives and works in North Adams, MA with his wife, the artist and writer Kathline Carr.