Macpeters: Background and Insights

Artist Statement

I create square paintings filled with other-worldly, dreamlike imagery. I paint with acrylic, usually with UV reactive paint. I mix together airbrush with brush paint in order to achieve different effects, and dabble in a bit of spray paint when the weather is nice.

I want people to be able to recognise something of themselves in my art. I believe people can greatly benefit from knowing they aren’t alone in whatever they are feeling, even though their specific experience is unique.

I grew up in relative silence - rarely speaking until well into adulthood. I find words are often misconstrued, or taken out of context. Through art it is possible to share the human experience and connect on a meaningful level.

I am inspired by the vast biodiversity around us and the heights and depths which the human mind is capable experiencing in life.

Follow me on Instagram (@macpetersart) to join me in my journey!


Biography

Mac Peters: Toronto based artist

Mac Peters is a mostly self-taught artist from Toronto, Canada, creating psychedelic/visionary and low-brow art. She works with acrylic paint and airbrush, usually blacklight reactive, as well as a bit of spray paint and digital imagery. She enjoys co-creating and collaborating with other artists, sharing, and cross-pollinating ideas, and stumbling on unchartered territory to explore.

She has taken a few of workshops with artists she admires, such as Alex and Allyson Grey, Chris Dyer, Randal Roberts, and Morgan Mandalla. She believes that each has something different to teach. Some of her inspirations include She believes that through art it is possible to share this human experience and connect on a meaningful level.

She is inspired by the vast bio diversity around us: the shining heights and murky depths that the human mind is capable of reaching. There are so many ways to experience life - and they are all beautiful. She wants people to be able to recognise something of themselves in her art - to feel what the characters do, and know they aren’t alone in whatever they are feeling, even though their specific experience is unique.


Some of my Favourite Artists

Alex Grey | Allyson Grey | Bosch | Chris Dyer | Etien | Morgan Mandala | Naoto Hattori | Neil Gibson | Olga Klimova | Randal Roberts | Tom LaPierre |

History

Education

2017Visionary Art Workshop with Randal Roberts and Morgan Mandalla, Cosm, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
2016Skate Graphics & Grafitti Workshop with Chris Dyer, Cosm, Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
2015Visionary Art Intensive with Allyson and Alex Grey, Cosm, Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Solo Exhibitions

2014T Dot Love 7: Future Perfect Synergy, Bassline Bar, Toronto

Group Exhibitions

2018Toronto Visionary Art Exhibit, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
2018VAM Exhibition, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto
2018Cultivate, the Freedom Factory, Toronto
2017Dirty Talk _ Art Show 011, Smiling Buddha, Toronto
2017Boogie Horror Expo, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
2017Dirty Talk _ Art Show 010, Round Venue, Toronto
2017Freedom Factory Opening Group Show, the Freedom Factory, Toronto
2017Different Strokes, Artusiasm, Toronto
2017TAAP2 Summer Pop-up Party, CSI Annex
2016A World at Peace, Queen Gallery, Toronto
2015RAW: Natural Born Artists, Mod Club, Toronto
2015Psyberspace: Acid Reign Productions (ARP), Velvet Underground, Toronto
2015Body Light: House of Dust, Bassline Bar, Toronto
2012Art On Display, Greenroom, Toronto
2011Art On Display, Glass Art Studio, Toronto
2011SpeakerBox Vision, Abyssinia Bar, Toronto
2011Xmas Group Exhibition, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto

Select Collaborations

2018Demolition Art Party, Secret Toronto Location, (in collaboration with members of ADAPT Art Collective)
2016Soul Movement: Glow in the Dark Ecstatic Dance, Temple 23, Toronto, (in Collaboration with Ryan Generaux)
2014Forest Path, Mixed media backdrop painting, (in Collaboration with Ryan Generaux)
2012Candyland Themed Party Deco: Conscious Light, Zion Lounge, Toronto, (in Collaboration with Ryan Generaux)
2011Psychedelic Blacklight AP: Conscious Light, Zion Lounge, Toronto, (in Collaboration with Ryan Generaux)

Select Commissions

2018 Hockey Bees, mural along the path to the Meridian Center in St. Catherines
2018 Kdubs Glass, painting for sticker design
2018 Bradley (@2100glasskid), logo design
2017 Pasta Eating Mushroom, spraypaint mural at Pastamancers, London, Ontario
2017 Octobuddy, spraypaint mural at Fulton Fitness, St. Catharines, Ontario
2017 Chameleon, spraypaint mural at Alleyway of Dreams, Toronto, Ontario
2017 Bee, spraypaint mural at Alleyway of Dreams, Toronto, Ontario
2013 Mining Game, art assets for game (characters, gems, scenery, pickups)
2011 Conscious Light Banner, painting
2010 Pot Leaf Butterfly, painting
2009 Sarah, portrait
2008 Joejo's Grandmother, portrait
2008 Logan, portrait