Heather Peterson


MArch, Southern California Institute of Architecture

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Lecturer Peterson is a designer and artist. Since 1998 she has maintained a studio practice in fine art, architecture, design, and writing, and has consulted with a number of Los Angeles architects regarding the retooling of the conceptual and representational structures of practice; a post often described as “professional agitator” or “the sand in the oyster.” Recent work has included proposals for a porcelain cabin, a vanity/tomb for Marie Antoinette, a glass confessional, an imaginative reconstruction of Goya’s Quinta del Sordo, and the art direction and graphic design of Shubin + Donaldson’s recent monograph LIVE + WORK; published by ORO editions. She was recently awarded the juror’s choice in issue 85 of New American Paintings. In 2007 she was selected to join the viewing program at The Drawing Center in New York; and has won a number of awards including a Rhode Island State Council of the Arts fellowship in writing, the European Honors Program fellowship in painting, and a faculty development grant from the Boston Architectural Center. Peterson has taught fine art, design and architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Boston Architectural Center.


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