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Peter Hiers



URL: http://www.peterhiers.com

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Hiers grew up creating in 3 dimensions since an early age, leading eventually to his studies at the University Of Michigan School Of Art.  His undergraduate studies in music and American politics at Oberlin College inform his cultural observations and approach to sculpture. Hiers also draws inspiration from his years living in the high desert landscape of New Mexico, and from living on the coast of California.  Sculpting primarily with ripped fragments of found tire rubber, he also works with wood, steel, and mixed media, and formerly ceramic sculpture.

His work has been shown nationally and internationally for over 25 years. He has exhibited twice at the National Art Museum of China in the 4th and 5th Beijing International Art Biennales, also in Canada, in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, and in over a dozen American states.   His work has been selected for exhibitions by curators from the Whitney Museum, National Academy Museum in NY, the National Textile Museum in Washington, DC, Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, among others.  His work is presently represented by galleries in New York City, Santa Fe, New Mexico and in Carmel, California.