Biography: Peter Williams has taught in the art department at the University of Delaware since 2004. Prior that, Peter obtained his master of fine arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1987 and began teaching that year at Wayne State University in Detroit until he came to Delaware. Peter has an impressive solo and group exhibition schedule. He was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is represented in that collection along with the Detroit Institute of the Arts and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Peter’s practice is directly informed by his examination of contemporary social structures, and he equates his role as an artist to that of a documentarian. Peter’s narrative work engages with Pop art aesthetics, political and comic book illustrations from the 1960s and 1970s, the late figurative work of Philip Guston.