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Faculty & Staff

Administration & Staff, Sculpture

Peter Winant
Director
Associate Professor
2050E Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
(703) 993-8385
pwinant@gmu.edu

http://workingmancollective.blogspot.com

 


Professional Activities:
Peter works on individual projects and in collaboration with other artists. For twenty years, as a founding member of the collaborative group, Workingman Collective, and as a core member of the group, Art Attack, he has engaged in making pieces that question the domain and currency of personal authorship, the context of location and the creative process. The groups’ works have been exhibited/performed/intervened in settings as diverse as PS.1, Artist’s Space, parking lots, abandoned houses and public spaces, and in public and alternative galleries and spaces in Berlin, Prague, Slovakia, Marseilles, Warsaw, Krakow, Chicago, Washington, New York, Butte Montana and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Recent commissions include works for the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia and for Macerich’s development for Tysons Corner, Virginia. Peter has been a three time recipient of CEC Artslink grants. Peter’s personal work has ranged from forged steel, abstractly painted figurative sculpture, to “unarchitecture” structures of conventional building materials, to compositions of painted, fallen branches. His work is in private collections throughout the United States. Peter reviews Washington area fine art exhibitions as a panelist on public television station WETA’s Around Town. He is also a Senior Advisor for Integrative Teaching International, a national group whose focus is on the development of visual art foundation programs for the 21st century.

Education:
MFA- Sculpture, Indiana University
BS- Fine Arts, with a Concentration in Sculpture, Skidmore College

Selected Reviews/Articles/Best Bets:
New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Village Voice, The Washington Post, City Paper, Sculpture, Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, Boston Globe, Art and Antiques, Kunstforum, OO Nachrichten, Taglich Alles, Standard, NPR/All Things Considered, Slovakia Today, USIA/Voice of America, WRC/NBC News, Flash Radio

Gallery Representation:
Workingman Collective is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St., Washington DC