Friday, October 03, 2014 @ 6:00pm, BAS State Farm Room (S102)
Michael Peven was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he attended the University of Illinois, Chicago for a BA in Design (BAD) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for an MFA in Photography/Artists Books. He has been active as a photographer, bookmaker and installation artist since the 1970s. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville where he directs the photography program and teaches studio photography, the history of photography and bookmaking classes.
Peven's creative work in the areas of unique and limited edition artists books, photography and installation have been exhibited nationally and internationally and are in numerous public collections and archives. He has received fellowships from the Arkansas Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA, the Master Teacher Award from the JW Fulbright College as well as grants from the University of Arkansas Teaching Academy and others.