Peter Wayne Lewis (Jamaica 1953 -)

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PETER WAYNE LEWIS was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He received his M.A. in Painting from San Jose State University in California and became a tenured Professor of Painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston for 25 years, including a stint as Chairman of the Department. He maintains an ambitious studio practice, splitting his time between the New York Metro area and Beijing, China, where he is also the Director of Oasis Gallery-Beijing. He is also a Director on the Advisory Board for WhiteBox, Harlem, NYC. Peter has exhibited extensively in the US, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Recent solo exhibitions include The Delaware Contemporary (2019-2020) in Wilmington, DE; a survey of paintings produced in his studio in Beijing at UCCA - Ullens Center of Contemporary Art in Beijing (curated by Philip Tinari, 2016); and MOCA-North Miami (2015) as well as gallery exhibitions on three continents. He is in numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. His curatorial projects include, White Anxieties, WhiteBox Harlem, NYC; Viewpoints: 20 Years of Adderly, MassArt Art Museum, Massachusetts University of Art & Design, Boston, MA; 4321, Matthias Kuper Galleries Stuttgart / Beijing, Beijing, China; Beijing Biennial, National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), Beijing, China Exhibition of International Artists, Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing, China; Olympic Fine Art Exhibition Convention Center Beijing, China; Grand Opening Sunshine International Art Museum Beijing, China; Queen Nanny of the Maroons, In conjunction with the Embassy of Jamaica, Two Lines Gallery, 798 District, Beijing, China; Perfume Painting, Two Lines Gallery, 798 District, Beijing, China; Boston High Tea #2 Master Print+ In conjunction with Massachusetts College of Art Foundation, Two Lines Gallery, 798 District, Beijing, China; and, Marathon, Two Lines Gallery, 798 District, Beijing, China.