Jim Peters was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1945. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in 1967 (BS, Atomic Physics), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA in 1969 (MS, Nuclear Engineering). He began painting while serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy and, using the G. I. Bill, graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 1977 (MFA, Painting). A painter and constructionist, he has exhibited regularly in NYC at CDS Gallery (since 1986) and ACA Galleries (at present), in Cambridge, MA, at Pierre Menard Gallery, and in Provincetown, MA at artSTRAND Gallery. Awards include Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-83 and 1983-84), Massachusetts Artists Grants (1985,1988), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship (2002, 2008). He has work in many collections world wide including William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Flint Institute of Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Jim Peters lives and works in North Adams, MA, with his wife, the artist and writer Kathline Carr.
Jim Peters is a member of the Visual Arts Committee at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He presently teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School Of Design and painting at the Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program in Provincetown, MA.