Gary Petersen’s spatially complex paintings eliminate any sense of structured coherence. Skewed parallelograms, off-kilter shapes, and submerged depths of white washed planes create an ordered chaos. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. He is currently represented by Mckenzie Fine Art, New York, N.Y. Awards have included The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Art Purchase Fund Award 2014; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation; Space Program 2010-2011 in Brooklyn, New York; The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Painting Fellowship Award for 2011, 2002, 1993; and the Edward F. Albee Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship Award in 1988. His work is in several private and public collections including The Dallas Museum of Art, The United States Department of State, and Roanoke College.
Gary Petersen worked in the Alexander studio.
Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…