Department of Art

Peter Happel Christian

Peter Happel Christian is a photographer who makes sculpture, installations and books. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at venues including The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Law Warcshaw Gallery (St. Paul), Ditch Projects (Oregon), Fototropia-La Fototeca (Guatemala), Tucson Museum of Art, Johalla Projects (Chicago), and Higher Pictures (New York). He has received grants and fellowships for his work including a Central MN Arts Board Artist Career Development Grant, MN State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant, McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship, Chrysalis Focus Fellowship, Ansel Adams Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography and numerous research grants from St. Cloud State University. He regularly collaborates with other artists, designers and writers on various projects and printed matter. His books can be found in collections such as the International Center for Photography Library (New York), Midway Contemporary Art Library (Minneapolis) and the John M. Flaxman Library Special Collections (Chicago). His first monograph, Half Wild, was published by Conveyor Editions in 2014.

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