Mick Peter

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    Mick Peter, Pyramid Selling (detail), Tramway, Glasgow, 2015. Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Crèvecoeur and Tramway, Glasgow. Photo: Keith Hunter

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    Mick Peter, Pyramid Selling (detail), Tramway, Glasgow, 2015 Courtesy: the artist, Galerie Crèvecoeur and Tramway, Glasgow. Photo: Keith Hunter

Born Berlin, Mick Peter lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford and Glasgow School of Art.

Mick Peter’s playful installations incorporate imagery influenced by illustration and commercial art. His sculptures are often enlarged drawings, used to animate the narrative of his exhibitions which satirise the symbols of power and authority as well as art making itself.

Peter’s work is held in public and private collections including Henry Art Gallery, Washington; Arts Council England; FRAC des Pays de la Loire; CAPC Bordeaux; Domaine Départemental de Chamarande; Artothèque de Caen; FRAC Basse-Normandie; SONS Museum.

Selected solo exhibitions include those held at BALTIC (2019); Deborah Bowmann, Brussels (2018/19); Glasgow International (2018); Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (2017); Workplace, Gateshead (2016); Tramway, Glasgow (2015); Drawing Room, London (2016); Popcorn Plaza, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Jupiter Artland (2014); and Almost Cut My Hair, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Tramway Hidden Gardens, (2014).  Selected group exhibitions include Voyage au long cours, FRACNormandie, Caen (2018); Natural Selection, Galerie 5, Angers (2016); France and 'Corps narratifs', Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande (2016); Puddle, pothole, portal, Sculpture Center, New York (2014); L’Echo, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou (2014); Monument at FRAC Basse-Normandie (2014); and British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe's Edges in the Long '90s and Today, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2013).

Awards include Creative Scotland Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development (2020); Creative Scotland Open Fund award (2015); Henry Moore Foundation (2015); Glasgow Visual Art & Craft Award (2014).

Last updated: 09.03.2021

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