Jim Peters

Jim Peters


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74 Rue de Charonne

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 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 G. I. bill, graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 1977 (MFA, Painting). A painter and constructionist, he exhibited at CDS Gallery, NYC (1986-2002). He is currently represented by ACA Galleries, NYC and artSTRAND gallery in Provincetown, MA, of which he is a founding member and co-owner. Awards include Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-83 and 1983-84), Massachusetts Artists Grants (1985 and 1988), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship (2002 and 2008). He has work in many collections world wide including the William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, the Flint Institute of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Jim Peters lives and works in North Adams MA with the writer and artist Kathline Carr.


Jim Peters is a member of the Visual Arts Committee at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He teaches at MassArt in Boston and Provincetown and drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design.


“My work is a search for a domestic space and a domestic sensuality. I paint from my mind and my imagination. I paint where we live or want to live. The work is a constant revision, changing and honing images until fantasy and reality meet. I love constructing, building, creating space both illusionary and real. I add elements such as wood, wire, metal to the pieces in an attempt to create a tension between 2-D illusion and 3-D reality. I want the work to be both an object and an illusion.......like passion ?.”