Director of Program Design and Implementation
2009 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
Drew Peterson has taken on many roles over the last 20+ years with JXTA. Beginning as a youth participant in a summer mural program, he went on to lead both the Textile and Contemporary Art LABs and developed the VALT course before entering into his position as a Program Director. Outside of JXTA, he is a lecturer in printmaking and drawing at the University of Minnesota. Peterson received Artist Initiative grants in 2011, 2018, and 2020 and an Arts Learning grant in 2017 from the Minnesota State Arts Board. He received a Next Step Grant through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and VAF grant from Midway Contemporary Art through the Andy Warhol Foundation and was a Mcknight fellow at Highpoint center for Printmaking in 2020.
In 2018, Peterson developed Entity Editions + EDU–a fine art printmaking resource committed to the publication, production, and education of print media through collaboration with emerging artists, educational workshops, and consultation. Peterson’s south Minneapolis studio functions to serve his own practice, Entity Editions collaborative projects, and print exhibitions under the name Manager Gallery.