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 funding for his work from various sources including CentralMinnesota Arts Board Artist Career Development Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant, McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship, Chrysalis Focus Fellowship, Ansel Adams Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography and a Visual Arts Fund grant through Midway Contemporary Art and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts in New York.

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), Amon Carter Museum of Art Library (Austin), Centro de la Imagen (Mexico City), and the John M. Flaxman Library Special Collections (Chicago). His first monograph, Half Wild, was published by Conveyor Editions (Jersey City, NJ) in 2014. Skylark Editions (Chicago) published his project, Gas Money, in 2019.

 

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