Jim Peters was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1945. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD in 1967 (BS, Atomic Physics), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA in 1969 (MS, Nuclear Engineering). He began painting while serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy and, using the G. I. Bill, graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD in 1977 (MFA, Painting). A painter and constructionist, he has exhibited regularly in NYC at CDS Gallery (1986-2003) and ACA Galleries (2006-2014), in Cambridge, MA, at Pierre Menard Gallery(2005-2010), and in Provincetown, MA at artSTRAND Gallery (2005-2016) and Berta Walker Gallery (2018-present). Awards include Fellowships at Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown (1982-1983 and 1983-1984), Massachusetts Artists Grants (1985,1988), Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship (1999), and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship (2002, 2008). He has work in many collections world-wide including William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Flint Institute of Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Jim Peters is a member of the Visual Arts Committee at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He teaches drawing at the Rhode Island School Of Design (2008-present) and lives and works in North Adams, MA, with his wife, the artist and writer Kathline Carr.