July 17, 12 p.m.
Peter Krashes is an artist and community advocate in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a work practice as a painter that embraces his efforts outside the studio. Themes of engagement, empowerment and critique are part of his painted political narrative. His work has been exhibited in the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut and Michael Klein Gallery in New York. Among the grants he has received are a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painter and Sculptors Grant and a Marshall Scholarship for study at the University of Oxford. He has taught art in numerous places including Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, American University, Rutgers University, and the University of the Arts.