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Peter Winant

WETA Around Town panelist Peter WinantA member of Around Town since 2006, Peter Winant has been active in the D.C. area since the 1980s. He is known for his abstract figurative steel sculpture, and for his groundbreaking work in architectural installations and other media with Art Attack, a collaborative artists' group whose work has questioned ideas of authorship, context and the locus of artwork since the late 1970s.

Peter is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University, where he is the Coordinator for Studio Fundamentals. Peter also heads the University's Artsbus program, which annually sends 1,300 students and members of the general public to D.C. and New York City to visit galleries and museums.

Peter's work is in private collections around the country, and he has made site-specific and gallery exhibitions and installations, and lectured in New York, Chicago, Berlin, Prague, Krakow, Slovakia, Austria, Paraguay and — of course — the D.C. area.

Peter earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Indiana University in 1982. He taught at St. Martin's Academy and at Montgomery College before taking his current position at George Mason University.

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