MFA Summer Lecture Series: Peter Krashes

CBS Auditorium

The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 19th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists, faculty and alumni June 24 - August 14. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Erin Boyle at or MFA Program Coordinator Gwendolyn Kurtz at

Peter Krashes is an artist and community advocate in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a work practice as a painter that embraces his efforts outside the studio. Themes of engagement, empowerment and critique are part of his painted political narrative. He plays a role in shaping what he paints before he paints it. A letter in his work is a letter that needed to be sent; a meeting is a meeting he helped organize; he had a stake in the outcome of a rally. The paintings are the last step in a process he has been engaged with from beginning to end.

Krashes’ work has been exhibited in museums and commercial galleries including the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connectucut, and White Columns in NYC. He has had solo exhibitions at Theodore: Art, Derek Eller Gallery, Jessica Murray Projects, Momenta Art and Michael Klein Gallery in New York. Among the grants he has received are a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painter and Sculptors Grant and a Marshall Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. He has taught art in numerous places including Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, American University, Rutgers University, and the University of the Arts.

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