- Academic, Painting
Peter Alwast works between painting, drawing, video and new media and probes the interface between analogue and virtual picture space. Peter completed his Doctor of Philosophy at UNSW Art & Design in 2018, and completed his Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) in Painting at Queensland University of Technology in 1997. In 1999 he was awarded the Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship which he used to complete his MFA at Parsons School of Design, The New School University, New York. Peter returned to Australia in 2003 and since then has been exhibiting both nationally and internationally. In 2008 his video work Everything was the inaugural winner work of the New Media Art Award hosted by the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane. In 2010, his drawing work Trees, Waterfall, Back won the Jacaranda Drawing Award, hosted by Grafton Regional Gallery. His recent residencies include New York Greene St studio through the Australia Council in 2010 and Videotage in Hong Kong through AsiaLink in 2013. His work is included in public collections in Australia and the United States.