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Peter Zokosky


Chair of MFA Drawing + Painting

MFA Drawing / Painting

At age six, Peter Zokosky peeled the outer layers off a dead bird to learn about its anatomy.What he discovered fascinated him and sparked his lifelong quest of probing layers to reveal the under workings of the swirling universe.

The painter chooses observation over interpretation. He suggests possibilities rather than answers. He contemplates, but never assumes. The resulting images, although garnered through a scientific approach, are strangely poetic.

Peter Zokosky lives and works in Long Beach, CA. He earned his B.A. from the University of California in Riverside, CA and his M.F.A. from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally with pieces placed in many prominent collections including the Long Beach Museum of Art; The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Santa Monica, CA; Chemical Bank of New York, and most recently the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Bermuda. Zokosky is also a regular guest instructor for the "Drawing From the Masters" series at The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.