Gord Peteran has been creating artworks for corporate offices, public institutions and private clients for the past 20 years. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art.
Peteran has lectured and been published extensively across Canada and the U.S. and has participated in numerous exhibitions and conferences.
As well as being a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Gord has also taught at Sheridan College in Oakville, the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, the Haystack Mountain School in Maine, the Penland School in North Carolina and The California College of Arts. He has done many Artist Residencies across the continent.
Gord has been the recipient of many Government Arts Council awards and grants throughout his career. In 2001 he won the Jean A. Chalmers National Arts Award and was also inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2004 he received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship.
In 2005 Gord created the iconic "Red Doors" of the main entrance to the Haliburton School of Art + Design.
Between 2006 and 2009 a mid career retrospective of his artwork toured nine Art Museums across the US. This exhibition was organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum in conjunction with the Chipstone Foundation, and supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation. It was curated by Dr. Glenn Adamson, Head of Graduate Studies, Research Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London England.
Dr. Adamson writes, “Peteran has launched a boundary crossing career opening up the category of furniture to an unprecedented range of psychological and conceptual content. He uses found objects, assemblage techniques, metal casting, fine cabinetry and drawing to create artworks that challenge the established Art, Design and Craft terms of reference.”
A catalogue titled “FURNITURE MEETS ITS MAKER” is available through amazon.ca.