John Petrey (California 1958 -)

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Born in 1958, in Southern California, an only child to self employed parents,
John spent many afternoons watching television and movies portraying
perfect people, in perfect families, living in a perfect society.
These shows had a profound impact on his career path.
He pursued a career in advertising design, receiving an A.S. Degree in
Graphic Design from Mt. San Jacinto College, followed by a B.S. Degree
from Brooks Institute in Commercial Photography.
Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, he gained national recognition winning
numerous awards, as a photographer in the area of food, celebrities
and advertising. Throughout his career as a photographer any spare time
he enjoyed was dedicated to creating art, building art furniture
and restoring vintage motorcycles.
In 2003 John closed his photo studio to pursue his passion for sculpture and
began creating several diverse bodies of work. John’s art is included
in both private and corporate collections, and has been shown in
galleries and exhibitions throughout North America.
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