Master of Fine Arts-Sculpture/Installation                                       Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

Awarded 05.2007                                                                                  Philadelphia, PA

Graduate Exhibition                                                                              Installation - Sculpture + video/sound

Thesis                                                                                                     "A Visit to the Springhouse", A Sense of Place


B.A. Fine Arts/Design                                                                            Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

Engineering Studies                                                                             University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Sculpture (Abstract)                                                                             University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Sculpture (Figurative/Drawing)                                                           Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

                                                                                                                 East Hartford, CT

Modeling, Moulds, Casting                                                                   Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture                                                                                                                  Princeton, NJ



2012-14  Panzi Hospital                                                                      Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

                 The Narrative-Identity                                                        The sustainability and healing effects of                                                                                                                  the narrative in conflict areas.

                                                                                                                 The retention of personal identity for                                                                                                                  survivors of extreme sexual violence.


2010-15  Secondary schools/Panzi Exhibits                                  Secondary and university level schools    

                                                                                                                 The significance of cultural identify  when                                                                                                                               communicating across groups.




2009        Can Serrat (Fellowship awarded)                                      El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain

2008        Atelier Four Winds  (Fellowship awarded)                       Aurelle, France

                 The Narrative-Identity                                                         Art and Social Justice: Investigation of                                                                                                                  the role of the portrait in identity                                                                                                                  retention in a crisis environment.


2016-2017  PRAA Project Grant                                                           Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

2010-2013  PRAA Exhibition Grant                                                      Harrisburg, PA



2016        First Place, Sculpture, Art of the State 2016                   Harrisburg, PA

2008        Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition                            Boone, NC


2007        5 into 1, The Best of the Graduate                                    Moore College of Art and Design,                                                

                 Students in Philadelphia                                                     Philadelphia, PA.


2007        Mabel Wilson Woodrow Award                                          The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania                                                                                                                  Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila.PA


2007        The Ellen Lee Walker Amelia Award                                  Woodmere Art Museum 67th Annual                                                                                                                            Exhibition, Chestnut Hill, PA


2005-07  Merit Scholarship                                                                  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine

                                                                                                                 Arts, Philadelphia, PA


2006        Merit Award for Sculpture                                                   Images 2006, Hub-Robeson Gallery,                                                                                                                                         Penn State Univ., State College, PA


2006        Award of Merit                                                                       Sculpture, Central Pennsylvania                                                                                                                  Festival of the Arts, State College, PA





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

                Biennial 2016                                                                          Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art,

                                                                                                                  Loretto, PA

2015        New Work-2015                                                                     Locality Gallery, Bedford PA

                 New Flatwork, the Art of Peter Frantz                                Blair Medical Gallery, Altoona PA

                 Peace Should Not Be This Fragile                                       Blair County Arts Foundation


2013        Imaginary Histories-IDOLS                                                   Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA


2012        'Peace Should Not be This Fragile'                                     Fla. Holocaust Museum, St Petersburg FL

                  "The Narrative is a Funny Thing"                                         Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA


2011        'Peace Should Not Be This Fragile'                                    State Holocaust Museum,                                                                                                                  Richmond, VA


2010        A Portrait of Panzi                                                                 505 Gallery, Hollidaysburg, PA

                 Sculpture: Peter Frantz                                                       Straube Center, Pennington, NJ   


2009        Peace Should Not Be This Fragile:                                     (curator: Emmanuelle Saint Denise) 

                  Selections from the Series                                                Eat-Gallery, The Prado, Marseilles, France                                                                                                                                             

                  Postcards From El Nino:                                                    (curator: Emmanuelle Saint Denise)                                                   Vignettes from Wandering To and Fro                             Gallery Place aux Huiles, Marseilles, France     


2008        The Gallery at Can Serrat                                                   El Bruc, Barcelona, Spain


2007        The Art of Peter Frantz                                                          Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA                                                                                                                                            

2006        Proximity                                                                                Gallery Seven, Philadelphia, PA

                  Prints, Sculpture, Glass                                                     Paul Robeson Cultural Center Gallery, Penn State                                                                                                                  University, State College, PA                 


2005        The Presence of Ambiguity                                                Gallery Seven, Philadelphia, PA

                  New Work by Peter Frantz.                                                Tysons Corner III – McLean, VA

                                                                                                                 (curator: Richard Suib)



2014         Industrial Dreams                                                               Locality Gallery, Bedford, PA


2013         I Dream of Congo                                                                 Conway Hall, London, UK

                  Biennial 2013- Southern Alleghenies Museum             Loretta, PA

                  of Art  

                  Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Metal                                   Philadelphia, PA

                  Sculpture New Hope                                                          New Hope, PA

                  PA Rostered Artists in Education,                                     Southern Alleghenies Museum, Altoona, PA


2012        Artfully AWARE, New Orleans Museum of Art                   New Orleans, LA

                  Central Pennsylvania Arts Festival                                  State College, PA


2011        Art in the Garden, 11th Annual Outdoor Exhibit              University of Delaware, Dover, DE

                  Sculpture at the Station                                                    JLP Gallery/Green Spring Station,                                                                                                                   Baltimore, MD


2010        33rd Annual Bucks County Sculpture Show                  Doylestown, PA 18902

                  Elemental Spring                                                                Caladan Gallery, Beverly, MA


2009         Animal Nation                                                                       Caladan Gallery, Beverley, MA

                  Mouv#ART                                                                             Place aux Huiles, Marseilles, France

                  Abstraction                                                                          ArtAlliance, Lemont, PA

                  111th Annual Exhibition of the Fellowship                     Artists’ House Gallery,  Philadelphia,PA

                  of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts             Philadelphia, PA             

                 Art ala Mode                                                                           950 Mode St, Philadelphia, PA

                  Art in the Time of Crisis                                                       Art Alliance, Lemont, PA

                  Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts                       State College, PA


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