Peter Byrne is an artist and design educator whose work involves an inquiry into notions of abstraction, sense of place, and a dialog between the handmade and the digital. His work includes paintings, film/video works, digital projects and drawings.
For over 25 years Byrne has exhibited his work and has been active in his studio practice. Byrne has exhibited his drawings, digital works, and paintings both nationally and internationally. Since 2005 his experimental films have been selected and screened at over 75 national and international festivals. In 2009 Byrne was awarded an artist residency for the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York, and in 2010 Byrne participated in the Gullkistan Artist Residency in Iceland.
Byrne teaches time-base design, and interactive media and web design, at the Rochester Institute of Technology. From 2002 until 2007 Byrne was the Chair of the Graphic Design program at RIT and he is currently the Chairperson of the School of Design, which has over 700 students and 50 faculty members.
Recently his film “roundabout” was selected and screened at the London International Animation Festival in London, UK. Byrne is currently working on his seventh film and a new series of paintings where he integrates digital photography, painting and fragments of the everyday.