History

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Born 1966, Long Beach California
Self-taught woodturner and sculptor
Full-time studio artist since 1992

Public collections

Asheville Art Museum                Philadelphia Museum of Art
Minneapolis Museum of Art
Mint Museum of Craft + Design
Boston Fine Arts Museum
Wustum Museum
Woodturning Center

Publications

Popeye Magazine,  Japan, August 2014
Carolina Home and Garden, Fall 2014
Casa Brutus Magazine, Japan, March 2010
Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis, MFA Publishing, 2007
Pursuing Excellence, The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, 2007                                                                                                                                  
Connections: International Turning Exchange, Wood Turning Center, 2005
500 Wood Bowls, Lark Books, 2004
“New York Times Magazine,” Home Design, Fall 2003
“American Craft Magazine,” October/November 2002
Scratching the Surface: Art and Content in Contemporary Wood, Guild Publishing, 2002               
Challenge IV-Roots: Insights and Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects, Wood Turning Center  
“American Craft Magazine,” February/March 2000
“Turning Points,” Summer 2000
“Cote Ouest,” February/March 2000
Style Brut, Flammarion, 1999

Selected Exhibitions

2008

Solo Show, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, May
Texture: George Peterson and Caleb Seiman, OK, Los Angeles, CA, May
SOFA NY, del Mano Gallery, May
George Peterson and Silvie Rosenthal, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, October  
SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, October
Wintershow, Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC, December  

2007

Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis, Boston Fine Arts Museum, October
SOFA NY, del Mano Gallery, May
Pursuing Excellence, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, March
2007-a, La Fontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, January

2006

Solo Show, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, November
SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, November
Turned and Sculpted Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June
SOFA NY, del Mano Gallery, May
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC, April
Wood Now, Craft Alliance and Wood Turning Center, March

2005

SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, November
One, La Fontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, October
Five by Five, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA, September
SOFA NY, del Mano Gallery, May

2004

Wood Fired, W.D.O., Charlotte, NC, December
While Grain, Special Exhibit, SOFA, Chicago, IL, October
Four New Visions, Gallery North, Setauket, NY, October
George Peterson and Molly Doctrow, Focus Gallery, Asheville, NC, August
Racine, IL, September

2015

Solo show, CARGO, Toyama, Japan
Solo show, Curator’s Cube, Tokyo, Japan

2014

Incisive (re)Mark, Group Show, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
SOFA Chicago, William Zimmer Gallery, Chicago

2013

Scratching the Surface, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Peterson/Kosiba Collaborative Works, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
Invite Only, Group Show, Circle Factory, Brevard, NC

2012

OK Showcase, OK, Los Angeles, CA
Solo Show, CARGO, Toyama, JP
Solo Show, Play Mountain, Tokyo, JP

2011

SICK LIFE: Shred, Grind, Carve, Altered Space Gallery, Venice, CA
Turned and Sculpted Wood, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010

SOFA Chicago, del Mano Gallery, Chicago, IL    
Outside the Box:The Art of Wood, Holter Museum, Helena, MT
LA Art Show, Chmar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Solo Show, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC May
Group Show, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA October
LA Art Show, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 
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Grants and Honors

Excellence Award, American Craft Council, February 2008
Crafters’ Choice Award, Smithsonian Craft Show, April 2006
Crafters’ Choice Award, Smithsonian Craft Show, April 2005    
Excellence Award, American Craft Council, February 2004
Regional Artist Grant, North Carolina Arts Council, January 2004
Crafters’ Choice Award, Smithsonian Craft Show, April 2002
ArtPark, Oak Hill Project, outdoor sculpture installation, May 2001
Regional Artist Grant, North Carolina Arts Council, January 2001
Resident, International Turning Exchange, 2000

 

 
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