CVPeterson02 CV Peterson (Eau Claire/Chicago) is a mad scientist storyteller. They combine scientific exploration and art to examine human-caused environmental devastation. Spinning a whimsical supposition of the planet after Humanity is extinct. In this theorized future plastic is Humanity’s legacy and fungus is the next sentient being to roam the earth. A playful nod to the dark fact that humans have worked very hard to create a plastic-influenced ecosystem.
They received their MFA (’16) and BFA (‘14) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA (’10) from Gustavus Adolphus College in Japanese studies and studio art with a Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. CV currently teaches in the Honors Department at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. They are the Founder and Executive Director of Envisage Art Retreat.
CV is an active member in national and international art community. They have shown at the Chicago architecture Biennale 2015 and 2017, 6018 N Gallery in Chicago, the Shanghai Zhu Qizhan Art Museum in China, the CICA Museum in South Korea, and was part of the Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic!? Exhibition tour in Europe in 2018. They have performed at the international performance festivals Forward Fringe Performance Festival, Detroit, MI; Out of Site Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Performance Arcade, Wellington, New Zealand. They have mentored under Roberto Sifuentes, Eduardo Kac, Lin Hixson, Joseph Ravens and Tricia Van Eck.

Images by CV Peterson, “Mykitas Epoch – Distillery”