Peter Frantz

Education

MFA - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2007)

BA Design - Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Engineering studies - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

 

Additional Studies - Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ 

University of Hartford Art School, East Hartford, CT (figurative sculpture)

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (abstract sculpture)

                       

Selected Exhibits

2022 - Figurative Show 2022, ArtAlliance, Lamont, PA.

 

2021 – 2021 Annual Exhibition, The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Gross McLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Curated)

A Sense of Place-Lanie’s World, Bellefonte Museum of Art, Bellefonte, PA (Solo)

Peace Should Not Be This Fragile, Bellefonte Museum of Art, Bellefonte, PA (Installation)

 

2020 - Biennial, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto,PA

 

2018-2019 - Artist in Common, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA

 

2016 - Biennial, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto,PA

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016, State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Exposition Des Arts Plastiques, l’Espace Mushagalus, Montréal, PQ

 

2015 - Who Will Stop the Rain, Locality Gallery, Bedford, PA (Solo)

New Flatwork, the Art of Peter Frantz, Blair Gallery, Altoona, PA (Solo)

Peace Should Not Be This Fragile, Blair County Arts Foundation, Altoona, PA (Curated)

 

2014 - Peace Should Not Be This Fragile, Graffiti Art Programming, Winnipeg, MB Canada (Curated)

Industrial Dreams, Locality Gallery, Bedford, PA (Group)

 

2013 - Imaginary Histories-IDOLS, Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA (Solo)

I Dream of Congo, Conway Hall, London, UK (Group)

Biennial 2013, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretta, PA (Curated)

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Metal, Philadelphia, PA (Curated)

Sculpture New Hope, New Hope, PA (Curated)

PA Rostered Artists in Education, Southern Alleghenies Museum, Altoona, PA (Curated)

 

2012 - Peace Should Not Be This Fragile, Florida Holocaust Museum, Saint Petersburg, FL (Curated)

The Narrative is a Funny Thing, Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA (Solo)

Artfully AWARE, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA (Curated)

Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival, State College, PA (Curated)

 

2011 - Peace Should Not Be This Fragile, State Holocaust Museum, Richmond, VA (Curated)

Art in the Garden, 11th Annual Outdoor Exhibit, University of Delaware, Dover, DE Sculpture at the Station, JLP Gallery/Green Spring Station, Baltimore, MD (Curated)

 

2010 - Peace Should Not Be This Fragile -A Portrait of Panzi, 505 Gallery, Hollidaysburg, PA (Solo)

Sculpture: Peter Frantz, Straube Center, Pennington, NJ (Solo)

33rd Annual Bucks County Sculpture Show, Doylestown, PA (Curated)

Elemental Spring, Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA (Solo)

 

2009 - Mouv#ART, Place aux Huiles, Marseille, France (Curated)

Abstraction, Art Alliance, Lemont, PA (Curated)

111th Annual Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Curated)        

 

Awards/Residencies

2022 - Honorable Mention, ArtAlliance, Lemont, PA. Figurative Exhibit.  Honorable Mention

2021 - he Leona Karp Braverman Award for Sculpture,  Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts FAME Exhibit, Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

2017 + 2019 - First place, Sculpture, Artist in Common, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA

 

2016 - First Place, Sculpture, Art of the State 2016, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

 

2012 - 16 - Project Grants, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA

 

2009 - Fellowship, Can Serrat – Residency, Barcelona, Spain

 

2008 - Fellowship, Atelier FourWinds, Residency, Aurielle, France      

 

Teaching/Research/Humanitarian/Social Justice

 

2018 - 2019 Pennsylvania State University, Staff, School of Visual Arts, University Park, PA

 

2017 - Santa Fe Community College, Lecturer, Sustainability and Human Rights-Creative Problem Solving, Santa Fe, NM                 

 

2010-2015 Towson University, Adjunct Professor, Sculpture/drawing/installation, Towson, MD                     

2008 - Present, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA, Artist-in-Education

 

2009 - Present, On-going research.  The Narrative: Identity and Selfhood. In conflict areas, the sustainability and healing effects of the narrative in the retention of personal identity for survivors of extreme sexual violence. The significance of cultural identify when communicating across groups.           

 

2008 - 2020 ‘Peace Should Not Be This Fragile’, Artist, Curator, Organizer/Owner

This traveling and teaching exhibition and accompanied class work is centered around advocacy for survivors of sexual, gender and domestic violence, and a teaching tool for young adults and educators.                                                                                                                                                    

2016-Present, FragilePeace, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Tyrone, PA. FragilePeace is a nonprofit human rights organization based in the United States which partners with vulnerable communities using art, creative problem-solving education, and digital collaboration to reignite confidence to empower them to break down the barriers to self-determination.    www.fragilepeace.org

 

2008-Present, Panzi Foundation USA(PFUSA), Washington D.C.  Cofounder-Executive Director and Emeritus Board Member.  Panzi Foundation and Panzi Hospital are world-renowned organizations dedicated to advocating for an end to conflict related extreme sexual violence and the ongoing support of Panzi Hospital in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.   www.panzifoundation.org