Peter Gordon (b. 1978, Pittsfield, MA) is an artist, inspired by the landscape and seasonal change in western Massachusetts. In 2002, he earned a Bachelors Degree in Painting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, including a semester studying art and art history in Florence, Italy. After graduation, he worked as a graphic designer at the Berkshire Eagle newspaper, and was a member of the Storefront Artist Project, a group that rejuvenated Pittsfield’s vacant retail spaces with vibrant art studios and exhibitions.
In 2007, he received a Masters Degree in Painting from the University of Maryland in College Park. While living in the Washington DC area, Peter’s artwork was widely exhibited. He worked as an adjunct professor of art, and as a graphic designer for the American Geophysical Union.
In 2012, Peter returned to Pittsfield, and was awarded the Klaus Postler Memorial Exhibition Award in 2015 by the University of Massachusetts. His recent work was included at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, and hangs in the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Peter continues to make art and works as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service.