Peter Mallen

I am a visual artist who works in various media, chiefly sculpture, painting, and graphics. For many years, I was a Scientific Illustrator at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, a scientific research foundation in Boston. I currently devote myself to my own two- and three-dimensional artwork. Until recently, I operated Bird Street Studio on Martha’s Vineyard. I currently maintain studios in Palm Springs, CA and Cohasset, MA.
Like many artists, I work in series. Each successive piece evolves from the previous and, for me, this process encourages a natural flow of concept, technique and product. I am currently working on a series of large-format oil paintings. I am also producing works on paper, chiefly artist books and prints, which utilize modern and traditional techniques acquired during my travels.
I have traveled extensively, as both an international artist-in-residence, as well as a working visual artist, to destinations in Morocco, Greece, France, Hawaii and the continental USA. I have taken advantage of these opportunities to experience widely different traditions of technique, culture, art, and people. The effect on my work has been positive and exciting. The products of my residencies have been the subject of exhibitions in Morocco, Paris and New Orleans.
My work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally and is included in the collections of The Historic New Orleans Collection, The College Book Art Association, The Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection at the Museum of Modern Art.



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