Australian Contemporary Art
James L Peterson
1944-1961: Traveled the world courtesy of the U.S. Air Force. I have lived in Hawaii, Bermuda, Iceland, the Midl ands of England, and various more or less desirable parts of the U.S.A
1961-1966: Studied Psychology and Psycho ceramics at the University of Utah
1966-1971: Studied Psychology and Mind-altering experiences at the University of California at Santa Barbara
1969: Married Candia Clifford
1971-1975: Studied School Psychology and tried to keep from freezing to death in DeKalb, III
1980: Became an Australian citizen.
1981: Escaped to Perth, Western Australia and taught Psychology to a lot of people who didn’t want to learn Psychology.
1982-1983: Decided that there was more to life than teaching Psychology to people who didn’t want to learn
Psychology, dropped out and began a voyage of self-discovery.
1985-1990: Discovered art at Claremont Art School in Perth.
1991: Discovered myself in Brisbane and began working full-time as an artist.
1992-1995: My work is represented in Galleries in Queensland, Sydney, and Melbourne and in collections in Australia and Japan.
1966 B.A. University of Utah Major: Psychology
1972 Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara Major: Psychology
1973 Standard Elementary Teaching Credential Northern Illinois University
1974 Standard Secondary Teaching Credential State of California
1974 Postgraduate coursework in School Psychology Northern Illinois University
1985-1990 Coursework in Visual Arts Claremont School of Art
1991-1993 Coursework in Visual Arts Queensland University of Technology
Research Assistant in Psychology University of Utah 1963-1966
Teaching Assistant in Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara 1967-1970
Lecturer in Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 1971-1972
Graduate Instructor in Primary Education Northern Illinois University 1971-1972, Assistant Director of Career Education Northern Illinois University 1972-1973 School Psychologist DeKalb County Special Education 1074
Lecturer in Educational Psychology at Churchlands College of Advanced Education Perth 1975 – 1981.
Research and Educational Consultant Perth, Western Australia 1982-1990 ill-time Artist Brisbane 1990-Present
“A Thousand Faces” Palace Gallery Brisbane 1992 “Featured Artist” Brisbane Festival
“Drawings in Metal” Brisbane 1992 Fringe 1995
“Techno-trash” Electric Vision Arts Gallery Brisbane 1994 “Featured Artist-PC 95” Brisbane Convention center 1995
“Levels of Awareness” Fusions Gallery Brisbane 1992
“This was Tomorrow” Vision Arts Gallery Brisbane 1994
“One Thousand Miles” Craft Council of Australia Brisbane 1992
“State of the Portrait” Arts Council of Queensland Brisbane 1992
“In the Wings” Melbourne 1993
“ Winds of Change” Yvonne Mills Gallery, Mt Glorious Queensland 1993
“Mixed Feelings” Warwick Art Gallery Queensland 1994
“ Ship of Fools and Other Dreamers” Vision Art Gallery Brisbane 1994
“Combust” Queensland College of Art Brisbane 1995
1987 Darlington Arts Festival
1990 Le Seuer Arts Award
1991 Sunshine Coast Art Society Competition Hand Built Ceramics Award First Prize
1992 Ipswich Art Society Competition Hand Built Ceramics Award First Prize
1992 John Paul College Ceramics Competition First Prize
1992 Selected Exhibitor Logan Art Award
1993 Selected Exhibitor Logan Art Award
1995 Acquisition Award, The Southport School
Commission “Chylmadasaurus” (Frill Neck Lizard) for ARCO Mining Co.
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