Vitae: Chris Peterson

gr8west@gmail.com

Education

M.S., Environmental Humanities, University of Utah, 2008   Concentration Areas: Conflict Resolution, Learning Models, Leadership Development Thesis Project: The Next Generation Project: Modern Environmentalism, Grassroots Leadership and the Emergence of Great West Institute

M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Utah, 2005 Concentration: Western Water Policy & Nonprofit Management  Thesis: The Founding Period Recruitment Pattern: Effective Board Member Recruitment for Emerging Nonprofit Advocacy-Based Organizations

B.F.A.  Brigham Young University, 2001 Concentration: Painting

B.F.A. transfer -Kansas City Art Institute, 2000 Concentration: Painting

Solo Exhibitions

Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Gallery @ University of Utah, “Wild Mind”, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009

Sorenson Unity Center Gallery “Imagination Wildness”, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009

Bit ‘n’ Spur Gallery, “Landscapes of the New West”, Springdale, Utah 2005

Brimhall Gallery @ Brigham Young University, “Human Nature” BFA Final Show, Provo, Utah 2002

Atrium Gallery @ Salt Lake City Library “The Grand Tour” Salt Lake City, Utah 1999  

Bit ’n’ Spur Gallery, “Desert Paintings” Springdale, Utah 1999

Don Brady Gallery, “Spring” Salt Lake City, Utah 1999

Flat Rabbet Gallery, “Wild Country”, Park City, Utah 1999

Brimhall Gallery @ Brigham Young University “Portraits”, Provo, Utah 1999

Sundance Rehearsal Hall Gallery,  “Twelve Paintings”, Sundance, Utah 1999

Canal Jean Co. Gallery, “Desert Landscapes in 4-D” New York City, New York 1998

 

Group Exhibitions, Murals & Creative Engagement Projects

“Battle for Bears Ears Mural Project” Salt Lake City, Utah 2017

“American Jaguar Mural Project” Salt Lake City, Utah 2017

“SLC Bikeways Mural Project” Salt Lake City, Utah 2017

“Riced Chinese Provinces Mural”, Lehi, Utah 2016

“The Road Home Mural Fence Project” Salt Lake City, Utah 2014

“Our SLC: Claim it!”: an NEA Our Town Project, Sorenson Unity Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 2015

“Community Conversations with the Mayor”, Sorenson Unity Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 2014

“The West SLC Asset Map” Sorenson Unity Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 2014

“Chain Letter”, Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California 2011

 “Sorenson Unity Center ArtPark & Pole Forest”, Salt Lake City, Utah 2011

 “River District Mural Project” @ Sorenson Unity Center, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010

“Kravanh Children’s Mural Project”, Kravanh Bright Future’s Center, Kravanh, Cambodia 2010

“Moab Tween Mural Project”, Moab, Utah 2010

 “The State Street Mural Project” @Baxter’s Café, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009

“The Ugandan Orphan Mural Project” Asayo’s Wish Orphanage, Kaberamaido Uganda 2009

“Dilworth Utah Studies Mural Project”, Salt Lake City & County Building, Utah 2009

 “The Tracy Aviary ArtPark Series”, Salt Lake City, Utah 2008-2010

“Utah Environment: Opening a Dialogue” (Curator) Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah 2002

 “BFA Senior Show”, Gallery 303. Provo, Utah 2001

 “BFA Exhibition”, (Honorable Mention, Ja Young Ku/ Juror) 2001 Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, Utah 2000

“Works on Paper” Gallery 303, BYU, Utah 2000

“Spring Salon 2000”, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah 2000

“Winter Student Show” Epperson House Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri 1999

“The Accreditor’s Show”, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri 1999

“Locals” Sage Art Gallery, Springdale, Utah 1999

 “Spring Salon 1999”, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah 1999

“Sundance Sunday Brunch Live Artist Series”, Sundance, Utah 1998

 “Spring Salon 1998”, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah 1998

“Young Contemporaries”, Sundance, Utah1998

“Landscapes”, Flat Rabbet Gallery, Park City, Utah 1998

“Desert Detritus”, Left Bank Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah 1997

“Winter Student Show”, B.F. Larsen Gallery, BYU, Provo, Utah 1997

“Artist’s Showcase”, Left Bank Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah 1997

 

Professional Experience

Owner/Operator Gr8west LLC/Gr8West Murals, Salt Lake City, Utah (2017-present)

Board Member Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah (2015-present)

Director Sorenson Unity Center Salt Lake City Corporation, Utah (2013-2015)

Board Chairperson/Vice Chairperson Utah Rivers Council, Salt Lake City, Utah (2011-present)

Director of Communications & Strategy Arcadia Educational Partners, Salt Lake City, Utah (2010-2011)

Co-Founder Great West Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah (2008-2103)

International Programs Director Trivani Foundation, Springville, Utah (2009-2010)

Beverly Taylor Sorenson Art Specialist Dilworth Elementary, Salt Lake City School District, Utah (2008-2009)

Program Director The Murie Center, Moose, Wyoming (2007-2008)

Fundraising Research Fellow: American West Center University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (2006-2007)

Teaching Assistant: Documentary Studies University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (2006)

Field and Policy Director Glen Canyon Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah (2005)

Executive Director Glen Canyon Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah (2003-2005)

Wild and Scenic River Campaign Coordinator Utah Rivers Council, Salt Lake City, Utah (2003)

Exhibition Curator Utah Environment: Opening a Dialogue, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah (2003)

Development Intern Hawkwatch International, Salt Lake City, Utah (2001)

Founder/DirectorGreat Basin Foundation, Salt Lake City, Utah (2001)

Program Director Learning to Read Program, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (1994)

 

Selected Grants, Awards & Honors

National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant, 2014

Utah Division of Arts & Museums Changeleader, 2011

Salt Lake City Arts Council Community Education Grant, 2009 & 2010

Salt Lake City Education Foundation Grant, 2008

Teaching-Assistantship: Documentary Studies, University of Utah, 2007

Environmental Humanities Fellowship, 2006

G. Homer Durham Scholarship, 2004

Pi Alpha Alpha Membership, 2004

Floyd O’Neil Scholarship, 2003

Dean’s List, University of Utah, 2004

Merit Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, 2000

Dean’s List, Kansas City Art Institute, 2000