Every student has the potential to be an artist.
At Peddie, we are committed to developing that potential. Our faculty offers guidance diverse approaches including Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Installation Art, Photography, Architecture and Film. Students also have opportunities to view exhibitions from visiting artists and display their own work in the Mariboe Gallery.Featuring field trips each term to venues ranging from The Metropolitain Museum of Art to Chelsea art galleries, our visual arts program inspires young artists to develop their own creative voices.
Mariboe Art Gallery
Located in the Swig Arts Center, our Mariboe Gallery hosts provocative and engaging exhibits by visiting artists and our own students and faculty.
On display through February 10, 2018
Sarah Sutton's current paintings explore ideas of space - from how it is depicted on a flat surface to how spatial cues in a painting correlate with the way our bodies interface with the world. They depict a hybrid space, where memory, history, psychological projection, and the deep flatness of the Internet converge into landscape. The paintings are based on three-dimensional collages made of overlaid, chopped up, ripped and folded fragments of printed images that depict many genres, including vintage and current advertisements, post-industrial landscapes and scientific illustrations. Created and found objects such as architectural models, clothing, rusting metals, organic matter, minerals and sculpture fragments are also intertwined to create multiple landscapes. All are arranged over multiple layers of two-dimensional planes of plexiglass, and viewed from above like an analog version of a layered Photoshop image. Sarah is originally from the central Appalachian mountain region in northeastern Pennsylvania, and currently is a faculty member at Ithaca College.
M.A., Syracuse University
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.F.A., Maine College of Art
M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University
It's what they do
Our visual arts faculty are working artists; when they are not in the classroom, they are seeking out opportunities to perform and develop their crafts. Here's where our visual arts faculty were this summer: