Artists to Know: Sam Peters

Sam Peters is, not only an exciting new artist to learn about, but also an old friend of our own Andy Braitman. I'm really drawn to his process; he works with paint in a very organic fashion, then digitizes the painted surface, and lastly, uses the digital image as his source for new paintings.

Peters spent most of his adult life in Maryland before moving to New Mexico. He fell in love with printmaking and endeavored to learn everything possible about it. This was accompanied by a strong desire to teach art, which required the acquisition of an MFA in printmaking, which he earned from the University of Maryland, College Park. Peters taught printmaking at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore for thirteen years before retiring from teaching. Over the years he acquired additional interests in painting, photography, mixed-media collage and computer graphics. These varied skills have coalesced into his latest series of works, three-dimensional collage sculptures.

In addition to his teaching at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Peters has presented workshops on monotypes, collage, artist books, as well as computer-assisted printmaking and computer-assisted photography, nationally and internationally. His artwork is included in the collections of The Baltimore Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, Capital Broadcasting Company, Museu da Gravura Citade de Curitiba (Curitiba, Brazil), Museu Nacional de Belas Artes (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), as well as universities, museums, and arts organizations throughout the United States.

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