Chris Peters (b. Los Angeles) received BFA and MFA degrees in both Film/Video and Studio Art from California Institute of the Arts. He works in both the gallery and cinema. Exhibits include Sundance Film Festival (2009 & 2012), LA Freewaves, L.A.C.E, Torrance Art Museum, the Scott Donovan Gallery Am Nuden Da (London), CineVegas Film Festival, New Port Beach Film Festival, Madeira Film Festival, Cohen Leslie & Brown (N.Y.) and Rosamund Felsen, Mario's Furniture Gallery (Los Angles), and Sundown Salon (Los Angles).

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2000 MFA, majors in Studio Art and Film/Video, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1998 BFA, majors in Studio Art and Film/Video, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


2012 WWI Return (drones), The End Gallery, Los Angeles
2011 Consoles/Nomads, The End Gallery, Los Angeles
2003 Synaptic Loops, Mario's Furniture Gallery, Los Angeles
  Tired Eyes, Office Space Gallery, Los Angeles
2001 Collected Video Works of Chris Peters, Sundown Salon, Los Angeles
2000 The Winners, Monteverde Gallery, Monteverde, Costa Rica


2012 Sundance Film Festival (Official Selection)
  Madeira Film Festival, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
  Newport Beach Film Festival, Newport Beach, CA
  Imagine Science Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
  Facing the Sublime in Water, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
2011 Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
  L.A. Napoli, Cercle Blanc Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  2009 Words, Am Nuden Da, London, England
2008 ARTBANG, Berlin, Germany
  The Grain of the Voice, Material Press, Highland Park, CA
  Resolution 3, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
  CHB Kollektiv, Berlin, Germany
  New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY
  CinemaNova, Brussels, Belgium
  Antimatter, Victoria, BC, Canada
  Festival Cinema Nouveau, Montreal, Canada
  PDX Fest, Portland, OR
  Stuttgart FilmWinter, Stuttgart, Germany
  Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
2007 Hollywould, LA Freewaves, Hollywood, CA
  Art Office Index Video Show, Art Office, Los Angeles, CA
  Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
  Wooster Collective Street Art Show, (photo multiple/installation), 11 Spring Street, NY, NY
2006 Cinema Texas Film Festival, Austin, TX
2005 Still Life is not Still, Glendale College Gallery, Glendale, CA
2004 Pleasure Gardens Festival, Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 The Lifestyle Channel, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia
  Cinevegas, Las Vegas, NVWonderland, Mario's Furniture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Song Poems, Cohan, Leslie & Brown, NY, NY
  Song Poems, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 The Ply Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


2015 An Account of The Most Horrible Raid, to Befall the Island, with a Narrative on the Actions of the Traitor M.G. and his Deceits and Lies (4K Video, color, sound, feature length) in pre-production
2014 In Depth… (HD video, color, sound, 10-12 min segments) in production
  On the Nature of the Sextant (HD video, color, sound, 18 min) in production
2012 The Diatom (HD video, color, sound, 18 min) (Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2012)
2009 The Agent Witness (HD video, color, sound, 16 min)
2007 Applause Pharmaceutical Commercial (video, color, sound, 1 min. x 3 sound track versions)
  The Last Variety Show (video, color, sound, 26 min)
2006 Stick Out (video, color, sound, 1.5 min) (Sundance Film Festival 2007, New Frontier Lunch Film)
2001 Fierce Black Hound (video, color, sound, 14 min)
2000 Goodbye Giant Eagle (16mm film, color, sound, 3 min)
  Romance (16mm film, B/W, sound, 12 min.)
  The Winners 3 pt series (video, color, sound, 14 min)
1999 Captain Scurvy (16mm film, B/W, sound, 5 min)
  Home was Good (8mm film, color, sound, 3 min)
  Down with the CalArts Dean of Admin (Egyptian Lover music video) (video, color, sound, 14min.)
1997 Drift (video, color, sound, 12 min.)
1996 Chris Peters: ex-Rampart LAPD Officer, Homeless and Shamed (video, color, sound, 3min.)
  Disaster Immemorial (video, color, sound, 3 min loop.)
  Untitled (16mm film, B/W, 2 min)


2014 Untitled, Material Limited Edition Project Space, text and limited edition lithograph (forthcoming)
2012 Radio Interview on short film making, NPR, Salt Lake City, UT
2011 Telephone, Exhibition Catalogue, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
2000 The Winners, Trepan literary arts journal, School of Critical Studies, CalArts
1999 Pre-Post-erous: an essay on La Jetee-Cine-roman by Bruce Mau, co-authored with Jon Wagner


2012 Hard Launch, Material Press Issue 2, The End Gallery (Los Angeles)
  Stochastic Resonance, Tony Banuelos, The End Gallery (Los Angeles)
2011 were the hour of the the the the, Dashiell Manley, The End Gallery (Los Angeles)
2010 Dispensaries, Michael Underwood, The End Gallery (Los Angeles)


2014 Visiting Lecturer, 3 week digital video class, Madeira, Portugal
2009 Visiting Artist, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
2005 Visiting Artist, screening and talk, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


2013 Academic Council Grant, California Institute of the Arts
2011 Academic Council Grant, California Institute of the Arts
2009 Academic Council Grant, California Institute of the Arts
2004 Dean's Council Grant, California Institute of the Arts
2003 Dean's Council Grant, California Institute of the Arts
1997 Cal-Grant, California Student Aid Commission


2000-present Faculty, Professor in time-based media; Technical Director of the School of Art's Video Lab
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate level instruction, committee work, mentoring for theatrical, single and multi-channel video installation, and complete administrative oversight of the School of Art video lab.
  - The End (After)- on eschatology and narrative cinema, video art and theory
  - Cover Versions, Remakes, Translations . . . - to abandon ontological notions of originality and ownership, art-theoretical consideration of current IP law
  - Narrative Withdrawal - on post modern narratology, the recuperation of narrative in film structuralism, documentary and video art
  - Time Based Studio: Reenactment and the Event - praxis course, intro/comparative analysis of durational and non-durational time-based media including film, video, sculpture, and installation within the gallery context, includes extensive technical instruction.
  - Time Based Studio: Endings and Loops - praxis course, broad survey on time in art, narrative, POV representation; Includes extensive technical instruction.
  - a.k.a - on identity in post-modernism
  - Nervous Characters - on identity in post-modernism in a variety of media
2014 Film Instructor
Graduate level video art/cinema 3 week praxis, Madeira, Portugal, collaboration with Madeira Film Festival, Estação de Biologia Marinha do Funchal, and American Embassy
2003-12 Lead Instructor and administrator, digital and 3D animation, middle school grade level, Community Arts Partnership, Sony Pictures Entertainment Animation Program, Eagle Rock, CA
2005-12 Lead instructor and Curricular Director, digital cinema/video art
Community Arts Partnership Summer (High) School of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA


Video Editor - Denise Spampinato, Naples: CineCity (2013)
Video Editor - Martin Kersels, Pink Constellation (2009)
Video Editor - Kaucyila Brooke, The Boy Mechanic (2000)
Software knowledge: Final Cut Pro 7, Premiere Pro, ProTools. Steadicam operator certified, Canon DSLR, RED Scarlet RED Epic, Panasonic P2, Black Magic (all models)
Production crew experience: director, cinematographer, producer, grip, 1st A.C., 2nd A.C.

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