Author Profile
Peter Pincus

Born in Rochester, New York, Peter Pincus is a ceramic artist and instructor. Peter received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University and in between was a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California. Since graduate school, Peter worked as the Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, New York and as Adjunct Professor of three-dimensional studies at Roberts Wesleyan College, and established a studio in Penfield, New York. In Fall 2014, Peter joined the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology as Visiting Assistant Professor in ceramics and is now Assistant Professor of Art.

Peter’s work has been exhibited in venues such as Ferrin Contemporary, Duane Reed Gallery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Lewis Wexler Gallery, Chamber NYC, Greenwich House Pottery, Impakto Gallery, NCECA, Salon Art + Design, SOFA Chicago, Collective Design, and New York Ceramics and Glass Fair. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections including the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, The Everson Museum. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, Schien-Joseph International Museum, and The Arkansas Arts Center Museum. In 2017, Peter received the Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award.


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