Victor Webster is an artist from New Zealand that makes prints and ink drawings, on hand made paper, that explores Polynesian, Micronesian, and New Zealand culture.
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.
Students, faculty and staff, alumni and their families are welcomed to Ayer Memorial Chapel to attend this age-old Peddie Tradition. Vespers marks the start of winter break and carves out a moment of peace for the community during a hectic time of year. It is an evening of readings, songs and performances both festive and reverent that culminates with a visit from Santa Claus and a community rendition of Handel's Messiah.
One of Peddie's oldest traditions, the Declamation Contest is an adjudicated competition featuring four-minute performances from a variety of genres including theater and film.
Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, England; Aperture Gallery, New York; University of Arizona, Tucson; Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon; and Brooklyn Museum, New York; among others. Permanent collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Wedge Collection, Toronto; and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.
Kris Graves creates artwork that deals with what he views wrong with American society and aims to use art as a means to inform people about social issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. Graves creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory.
M.A., Syracuse University
M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design
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:
Teaching AP Art History can take you almost anywhere! Watkins spent time in Europe visiting museums, galleries, prehistoric and historic sites.
Claudio Middleton's summer travel to Patagonia with his daughter Lucia was "by far, the best hands-on learning opportunity" he has ever had.
Chen spent time sketching outdoors in New Jersey Parks this summer.