Contemporary Art With a Past
From the New York Times:
"Peter J. Ketchum knows how to get the viewer's
attention. Shown widely around the country, his
pictures commingle colors, people, situations,
commentary and mediums in a manner that is
provocative, funny and to the point. Attempts to
pigeonhole the work as Pop, folk, cartoon, mixed
media, collage, anthropomorphic, or merely strange
tend to fall short of the mark!"
NOTE: July 2016 Artist of the Month at Artists to Watch, including audio interview. Check it here: www.artiststowatch.com
Peter J. Ketchum received a degree in fine arts from Colby College, did additional study at the School for Visual Arts in NYC, and studied filmaking at NYU. He also studied privately with George Baer.
The Brooklyn-based artist’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute,
The Norfolk History Museum, Colby, and the (late great) Guggenheim Downtown. His work has been shown at The Brooklyn Museum, The Bushnell, The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, The Discovery Museum (2 person show), and the Connecticut Sports Museum.
Five works were included in “35 Artists of North America,” curated by Thomas Krens, the former head of the Guggenheim. The artist has shown in solo and group shows in Boston and NYC, including Exit Art, Lumina, MetroPictures, SOHO 20, HERE,the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Art Center, ArtWell, Bachelier/Cardonsky and the Charter Oak Cultural Center, TNC Gallery/NYC, and Saatchi on Line (London).
Curators and/or gallery owners who have shown his work include Ethan and Ivan Karp (OK Harris, NYC), Susan Dunne (Pace NYC), John Klein (The Aldrich Museum) and Matthew Druitt (The Guggenheim).
Ketchum founded and curated the exhibits at Gallery on Dean. He was also the curator at TNC Gallery NY NY.
Artists To Watch publishes his greeting card series worldwide. Order at: www.artiststowatch.com
"Flora Lichtenstein Predicts" above is in a private museum in Boca Raton with true Lichtensteins.