March 18 – ART FOR LUNCH

MARCH 18 – ART FOR LUNCH presented by the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Media, Art + Performance & New Dance Horizons.

​Peter von Tiesenhausen

050 Ridell Centre, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana

Peter has exhibited and lectured widely across Canada as well as in Europe, the United States and Mexico.  He has had over 50 solo and many group exhibitions, which have been widely reviewed and the subject of 3 national television documentaries including a one hour award winning film “Elemental” produced in 2000 for “Adrienne Clarkson Presents”.

His multidisciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, installation, event, video and performance. His work often involves the community in which he is working and utilizes the materials to be found there. He has created several permanent and ephemeral public artworks throughout North America and in Europe and has works in many public and private collections.

The land where he lives constitutes his primary and ongoing artwork and in 1995 he claimed copyright over that land.  He has been successful on several occasions defending this artwork against the incursions of multinational corporate interests.

Recently he was a driving force for the construction of a sustainable timber frame straw bale community centre in his community of Demmitt, Alberta.

In the words of Clint Roenisch of Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto:

“Peter is a sculptor, painter, video and installation artist.

Peter von Tiesenhausen’s projects evoke the majesty and violent perfection of the natural world and its rhythms. He is interested in investing contemporary existence with a more profound connection to the radiant of nature in a manner that is neither pure ecology nor distanced irony.”