EDUCATION          

2009                Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 

2008                Master of Arts, Studio Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

2003                Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2016       Full-Time Faculty, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. (Courses taught: Letterpress 1, Letterpress 2, Printmaking, MS: Lithography, Graduate Directed Study)

2011-2012       Part-time Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. (Courses taught: Letterpress 1, Letterpress 2, MS: Letterpress Printing, Printmaking)

2011                Workshop Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California (Printmaking Workshop, Fall 2011)

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2013-2016       Studio Manager, Printmaking Department, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California - Manage printmaking facilities and equipment within the Fine Art Department; order and maintain inventories of studio and class supplies; communicate with class instructors regarding class setup and supply needs; ensure safe handling and code compliance of acids and other sensitive materials and related paperwork; maintain departmental budget; manage student employees within the work scholar program.

2012-13           Printer, Painted Tongue Studio, Oakland, California - Operation of Heidelberg platen and Vandercook proof presses, using photopolymer plates to produce large run, letterpress editions; created photopolymer plates from negatives using Anderson & Vreeland plate maker; monitored inventory and aided communication with various clients.

2011                Printer’s Apprentice, Classic Letterpress, Ojai, California - Operation of Heidelberg platen press using photopolymer plates to produce large run editions for this commercial printing establishment; created photopolymer plates from negatives using Anderson & Vreeland plate maker; operated Challenge electronic stack cutter; general cleaning and shop up-keep.

2008-09           Student Printing Assistant, Silver Buckle Press, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin - Assisted the director of this working museum in the operation of its printing presses and typesetting from the collection of wood and metal type; produced broadsides and printed ephemera on the Vandercook cylinder press and Golding Official platen; aided in research and preservation of the museum’s collection.

2007-08           Student Lab Assistant, Digital Print Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Art Department, Madison, Wisconsin - Aided faculty and students with digital printing on large-scale Epson inkjet printers; utilized Adobe Creative Suite for image editing and layout.

2006-08           Student Printing Assistant, Tandem Press, Madison, Wisconsin - Worked as assistant to Master Printers, Curators and Visiting Artists in the preparation, production and handling of fine art editions.

 

 

EXHIBITION RECORD           ► (solo exhibition)

2016                The Box Show 2016, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

                         Innervisions: New Prints 2016/Summer, International Print Center New York, New York, New York    

                     ► In Formation, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

2015                ArtWorks! Members Exhibition, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

                        Pressed: A Printmaking Exhibition, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, California

                        New Impressions in American Letterpress, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

                        Spring Open, Sometimes Books Gallery, Point Reyes Station, California

2014                ACTIVATE! Faculty Exhibition, Atelier Gallery, Academy of Art University San Francisco, California,

2013                The Art of Letterpress II, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, California

2011                Thirteen by Thirteen, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2010                Fresh AIR, Studio Channel Islands Art Center Gallery, Camarillo, California

2009               U.W. Madison M.F.A. Student Exhibition, Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin,               

                    ► I have met problems so full of possibilities, that I have been unable to make up my mind about them., Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

                        Stereopsis, 734 Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin,

                        Four Aces, Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin

                        GRFX, Seventh Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

2008               Third Gear, Seventh Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

                    ► Replacement, George L. Mosse Humanities Building, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

                        Fresh Hot Press, Overture Center Galleries, Madison, Wisconsin,

                        Printed, Seventh Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin,

2007               Two Timed, Seventh Floor Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

 

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

2015                Artist Fellowship, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

2009               Temkin Exhibition Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

2008               Carrie Jones Cady Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

2008                Lois G. Roberts Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Vicki Larson, "The art of confusion: text-based sculptures humorously speak to uncertainty", Marin Independent Journal, February 18, 2016. B1-B2.

Jason Urban, "Dennis M. Peterson", Printeresting, May 12, 2009, http://archive.printeresting.org/2009/05/12/dennis-m-peterson/

 

COLLECTIONS        

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, Wisconsin

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE 

2016                General Volunteer, San Jose Printers Guild at History Park, San Jose, California  

2014                Faculty Planning Committee, SGCI 2014, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California

2011                Standards Committee Member, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, California

2010-2011       Artists-in-Residence Coordinator, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, California

2010                General Volunteer, Self-Help Graphics, East Los Angeles, California