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Peter Krashes
Artist BFA/M.A. University of Oxford, New College Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, on Marshall Scholarship
B.A. Middlebury College
Peter Krashes, an artist and community activist based in Brooklyn, examines how private citizens can empower themselves in the face of governmental and corporate power. His paintings stem directly from his political actions, whether writing a letter to a government official, organizing a public meeting, or attending a press event to raise questions. In the artist's words, "I play a role in shaping what I paint before I paint it. A letter in my work is a letter that needed to be sent; a meeting is a meeting that I helped to organize; I had a stake in the outcome of the rally. As a result, the paintings are the last step in a process I have been engaged with from beginning to end."

Krashes work has been included in solo exhibitions at Theodore: Art, Brooklyn; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; and Momenta Art, Brooklyn; and in group exhibitions at Crane Arts, Philadelphia; He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; White Columns, New York; Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago; and Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris. Krashes was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship. The artist received his B.F.A. (M.A.) from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at the University of Oxford. He received his B.A. from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.