Heather Peters's Profile

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Heather Peters is a Canadian multimedia artist residing in Southern California. She received her BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College in Oakland. Her work is an investigation into the nature of paper and book structures, seeing this as a way to engage a viewer’s interaction with artistic works, creating works that are not passive but speak to the history of information and the human touch by incorporating painting, writing, and movable paper and book structures that are often sculptural installations. She consistently exhibits her work in both gallery and collegiate settings, and has given lectures on a variety of artistic and academic pursuits. Her work can be found in the collections of UC Berkeley, Maggs Brothers in London, The Letterform Archive in San Francisco and the Lucid Art Foundation as well as numerous private collections.

She currently teaches Book Arts at San Diego State University as well as offering workshops at San Diego museums such The Mengei Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art. She is in the process of building a collaborative papermaking studio called The Society of Hermits, which aims to bring together artists that normally work in solitude, with the belief that there is a desire for meaning and shared knowledge in everyone that transcends place and physical specifics, and that by working together we can create something greater than ourselves.


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