Mikey Peterson is a Chicago-based video-audio artist, singer-songwriter, and art educator. He creates moving image work influenced by pre-CGI science fiction films, experimental cinema, and sound collage. Through distortion, manipulated sound, and organic abstractions, Peterson’s work dramatizes subtle anomalies found throughout our world in order to reveal other truths about these natural events.
He has shown work at festivals including the Lucca Film Festival in Lucca, Italy, London’s Visions in the Nunnery, the STREETVIDEOART exhibition in Paris, France, the Video Art And Experimental Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas in New York City, Rome’s BNL Media Art Festival, and at the Performance Intermedia and DokumentART Festivals in Szczecin, Poland. His work has shown at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Chicago Cultural Center, the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum, Rome’s MAXXI Museum, the Armory Center For The Arts in Pasadena, California, the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington, the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, California, is aired on the Paris-based television channel, Art Television, and the New York-based website, Videoart.net. His work has been featured in magazines including Mexico City’s Blancopop, Paris’ Stigmart 10 – Videofocus, LandEscape Art Review and the online audio publication, Text Sound.
Peterson develops and teaches courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Snow City Arts, Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts, Marwen Foundation, and Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education. He has lead art workshops at Columbia College of Chicago and University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition, he writes and performs sparse melodic songs with his band The Trust, and as one-half of The Duende Bros, has developed an inimitable form of electro pop / dance poetry.
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