James Peters

Born in Syracuse, NY, Jim Peters began painting while serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. Using a GI Bill®, he attended Maryland Institute College of Art, earning an MFA in Painting in 1977. A painter and constructionist, he has exhibited regularly in NYC at CDS Gallery (since 1986) and ACA Galleries and in Provincetown, MA at artSTRAND Gallery. His 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 (1999) and Massachusetts Cultural Council (2002, 2008). In 1985 he exhibited work in the Exxon National Exhibition New Horizons in American Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC. He has work is many collections worldwide, including the William Benton Museum at the University of Connecticut, the Flint Institute of Art and the Guggenheim. In addition to teaching at RISD, Peters is a member of the Visual Arts Committee at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • FOUND-1001-10 Studio:drawing
  • FOUND-1001-17 Studio:drawing

Spring 2018 Courses

  • FOUND-1002-21 Studio:drawing
  • James Peters's CV
  • BS, United States Naval Academy
  • MAS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art


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