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George Mason University

Peter Winant

Associate Professor

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  • 703-993-8385 (office)
  • Art and Design Building, 2050E
    4400 University Drive, MS MSN: 1C3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Biography

Peter works on individual projects and in collaboration with other artists. For twenty years, as a founding member of the collaborative group, Workingman Collective, and as a core member of the group, Art Attack, he has engaged in making pieces that question the domain and currency of personal authorship, the context of location and the creative process. The groups’ works have been exhibited/performed/intervened in settings as diverse as PS.1, Artist’s Space, parking lots, abandoned houses and public spaces, and in public and alternative galleries and spaces in Berlin, Prague, Slovakia, Marseilles, Warsaw, Krakow, Chicago, Washington, New York, Butte Montana and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Recent commissions include works for the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia and for Macerich’s development for Tysons Corner, Virginia. Peter has been a three time recipient of CEC Artslink grants. Peter’s personal work has ranged from forged steel, abstractly painted figurative sculpture, to “unarchitecture” structures of conventional building materials, to compositions of painted, fallen branches. His work is in private collections throughout the United States. Peter reviews Washington area fine art exhibitions as a panelist on public television station WETA’s Around Town. He is also a Senior Advisor for Integrative Teaching International, a national group whose focus is on the development of visual art foundation programs for the 21st century.

Degrees

MFA, Fine Arts, Indiana University - Bloomington (1980)

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Appointment: Tenured

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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