Peter Filene - Photographer




ABOUT THE ARTIST

After growing up in New York City, I have lived since 1967 in Chapel Hill, where I teach recent American history at the University of North Carolina. In my academic career I have won six teaching awards and written several books on historical topics ranging from gender identities to “the right to die,” and most recently, The Joy of Teaching.

Much as I love teaching and history, I have also felt the need to venture into aesthetic areas. I published a novel, Home and Away, and am working on another. Meanwhile, I have practiced artistic photography, first in black and white, now in color.

I am working on two series of photographs: double exposures in the camera; and straight shots of peeling posters.

Below is a list of past exhibits and awards.

Exhibits

Juried show, Durham Arts Council, 2006
Juried show, Arts at the Meadow, 2005 (Blue Ribbon, Best in Fine Arts)
One-person exhibit, Carol Woods Retirement Center, Chapel Hill, 2005
Juried show, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, 2005 (First Prize)
Juried show, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, 2004 (Purchase Prize)
Juried show, Arts at the Meadow, 2004 (Blue Ribbon, Best in Fine Arts)
Juried show, Orange County Artists Guild Spring Show, 2004
Juried show, Durham Arts Guild, 2003
Two-person exhibit, Chapel Hill Preservation Society, 2002
Juried show, Chapel Hill Preservation Society, 2002 (Peacock Family award)
Juried show, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, 2002 (honorable mention)

Represented by The Migration Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, and Points of View Photography Gallery, Raleigh, NC.



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