Peteris (Peter) Ciemitis is an Australian artist noted for his contemporary portraiture and landscapes. His work has been defined as contemporary expressionism and described by one of Australia’s pre-eminent Festival Directors Robyn Archer as “landscape(s) of humanity rather than an objective portrait or individual study”.
He was winner of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture in 2010 and has been a finalist twice in the Archibald Prize. His works are held in many major collections, from the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, the Hangzhou Qianjiang International Art Museum, China, the National Museum of Art in Latvia, and numerous public and private collections in Australia.
He has been invited to represent Australia in five major International Art Exhibitions in China, and several Biennales including the Qingdao Biennale in 2014, the 18th Asian Art Biennale in Bangladesh, and the “Personal Structures” project; a collateral exhibition accompanying the Venice Biennale.
Peteris Ciemitis Curriculum Vitae