Faculty Development Grant for Summer Painting Project, Mercy College, 2012
Foreign Traveling Fellowship Finalist, 1968
SAIC Scholarship, 1965 - 1968
Sara C. Walter Scholarship to SAIC, 1965-66
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Scholarship, 1965
Growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Al Peters was influenced by the beauty of nature, the landscape, the color of birds, mists and the phases of the moon, etc., etc. Very early he decided that creating art would be his chosen path.
After graduating high school, Al attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees along with winning awards and honors*. After finishing art school, Al began his teaching career as an instructor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he taught for six years.
Moving to the Northeast in 1977, Al worked briefly for Kenneth Noland in South Shaftsbury, VT and established a working relationship with some of the younger abstract artists working in that circle.
In the early 80’s, Al moved to New York City where his paintings and drawings have been the subject of many one-man shows as well as group exhibitions.
Al lives and works in his Union Square studio in Manhattan, where he exhibits his artwork regularly. Al also shares his passion for art with others by making time to teach Art History Survey at Mercy College in midtown.