The artwork of Peter Hoss is about re-creation.  His imagery is informed by the world around him, and from this he makes something new.  His process is about discovery.  He works directly and intuitively, with imagery emerging from vigorously drawn lines, often partially erased or whited out and redrawn or collaged.  Hoss has a strong interest in surface qualities and touch.  His work is made using a variety of media – charcoal, pastel, gouache, tempera – on a variety of surfaces, onto which, applying historical picture-making standards and using every day materials, he draws or compiles assemblages.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drawing, Lesley University, Boston MA
Teaching Associate; Painting and Drawing, Boston University, Boston MA
Instructor; Painting, Drawing, Anatomy, Art Institute of Boston, Boston MA
Director, Summer Arts Festival Bicentennial Exhibition, Cohasset, MA
Instructor; Art, Scituate Public Schools, Scituate MA
Co-Director, Appalachian Corridors #2, Charleston WV


EDUCATION

MFA (Painting) - Boston University, Boston MA
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan ME
BFA (Painting) - Boston University, Boston MA
Tanglewood School for the Arts, Lenox MA


AWARDS

Finalist, Massachusetts State of the Arts Competition Full Teaching
Fellowship, Boston University
Full Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting
Full Scholarship, Tanglewood School for the Arts