Peter Clouse has received awards, juror honors, and exhibited his work internationally since graduating in 2014 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has had multiple solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions across the United States. Museums exhibiting Clouse’s work include the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art, and Saginaw Art Museum. Through the weaving of electronic cords he creates large tapestries addressing gender roles, production, consumption/waste, sustainability, and society. Clouse uses traditional Fiber and textiles techniques with untraditional and contemporary waste materials. He is passionate about our world’s consumption habits and how they lead to the disposal of goods, creating mountains and seas of waste. Clouse states “It’s [our] responsibility to put these materials back into production.” In 2015, Art in Embassies invited Clouse to participate in an artist exchange with the U.S. Embassy in Botswana. There he participated in open dialogues, lectures, facilitated courses, and was a part of Maun International Arts Festival. He won 2017’s Five Years Out Art Challenge 1st Place Award presented by Arrow Electronics in Denver, Colorado and in 2018 Clouse installed two mural sized wire tapestries at the Riverside Art Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan; to be on permanent display. 2019 brought Clouse’s most recent honor of the Juror Award for his weaving “obnoxious” in the State of the Art Exhibition in Saginaw, Michigan. In addition to his personal art practice, Clouse became a part of Cranbrook alumna Melissa Haimowitz Clouse’s art practice in 2017: The Brave Wimp. The Brave Wimp is an eco-conscious Pop art life style brand where he is the Production Manger. Here is able to extend and continue his message of creating eco-conscious artwork.
Peter's ArtPrize Entries
These are Peter's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Peter's Past Work
These are images of past work that Peter has done.