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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Chris Peters


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


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


2012Sundance 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
2011Telephone, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
 L.A. Napoli, Cercle Blanc Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 2009 Words, Am Nuden Da, London, England
2008ARTBANG, 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
2007Hollywould, 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
2006Cinema Texas Film Festival, Austin, TX
2005Still Life is not Still, Glendale College Gallery, Glendale, CA
2004Pleasure Gardens Festival, Barnsdall Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002The Lifestyle Channel, Scott Donovan Gallery, Sydney, Australia
 Cinevegas, Las Vegas, NVWonderland, Mario's Furniture Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2001Song Poems, Cohan, Leslie & Brown, NY, NY
 Song Poems, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000The Ply Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


2015An 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
2014In 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
2012The Diatom (HD video, color, sound, 18 min) (Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, 2012)
2009The Agent Witness (HD video, color, sound, 16 min)
2007Applause Pharmaceutical Commercial (video, color, sound, 1 min. x 3 sound track versions)
 The Last Variety Show (video, color, sound, 26 min)
2006Stick Out (video, color, sound, 1.5 min) (Sundance Film Festival 2007, New Frontier Lunch Film)
2001Fierce Black Hound (video, color, sound, 14 min)
2000Goodbye 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)
1999Captain 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.)
1997Drift (video, color, sound, 12 min.)
1996Chris 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)


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


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


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


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


2000-presentFaculty, 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
2014Film 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
2003-12Lead Instructor and administrator, digital and 3D animation, middle school grade level, Community Arts Partnership, Sony Pictures Entertainment Animation Program, Eagle Rock, CA
2005-12Lead 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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