PETER SAKIEVICH

Education

 

August 2011                                                                         Metropolitan Museum of Art                                                        New York, New York

Independent copyist program at the Met –Rubens copy

 

Summer 2010                                                                     Metropolitan Museum of Art                                                       New York, New York

Independent copyist program at the Met – Rembrandt, de Hooch, and Maney copies

 

Summer 2010                                                                        Hispanic Society of America                                                     New York, New York

Copyist program at the HSA - Velazquez “Portrait of a Little Girl”

 

2010 May                                                                                  New York Academy of Art                                                        New York, New York

Masters of Fine Arts Painting – cum laude

 

2009 January – April 2009                                                     Art Students’ League                                                              New York, New York

Attended Frank Porcu’s evening artistic anatomy lectures.

 

2004-2005                                                                                   Carl Bloch Academy                                                                              Provo, Utah

I studied classical drawing and painting under portraitist William Whitaker to improve my drawing and painting techniques after graduation.

 

2004-2006                                                                             Jeffrey Hein's School of Art                                                           Salt Lake City, Utah

Focused studies of strict perceptual drawing and painting techniques after graduation.

 

1996-2004                                                                              Brigham Young University                                                                         Provo, Utah

Bachelors of Fine Arts Illustration

 

1996                                                                                              Timpview High School                                                                             Provo, Utah

High School Diploma

 

Teaching Experience     

 

September 2012-July 2016                                      Savannah College of Art and Design                                        Hong Kong SAR, China

Professor

- Professor of Painting, Foundations and Illustration– Responsible for teaching painting, foundations, and illustration courses. Assisting with the development of the painting and illustration programs and the school as a presence in Hong Kong.

- 2013-2015 Coach for Hong Kong Disney Imagineering student interns. Successfully coached a group of four students to win the Disney Imagineering Contest for Disneyland Hong Kong. The students were sent to L.A., CA. to visit the Imagineering studios there and then in the following summer they interned at the local office in Hong Kong, where they worked on projects independently and projects that were integrated into future park plans.

- Courses and course content include Media and Techniques, Design, Drawing, Perspective, Composition, Oil Painting, Portrait Painting, Figure Oil Painting, Zbrush, Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, etc. Foundation teaching includes Elements of Design (2D), Figure Drawing, Visual Design Systems (geometric compositional devices, i.e. Golden Section, Root 2 Rectangles, etc.), Digital (iPad) Drawing, Color Theory, and Drawing I and II.

 

August 2010-April 2012                                                             Utah Valley University                                                                           Orem, Utah

Adjunct Professor

- Head Rendering instructor – focusing on structural and anatomical approaches to drawing the head.

- Digital Painting instructor – using Corel Painter to develop images while focusing on mastering the vital elements of the program, composition, and narrative image making.

- Head Painting instructor – focusing on oil paint media and palettes combined with structural and perceptual procedures for painting the human head.

- Drawing for Illustration instructor – perspective, composition, storytelling, and other general activities designed to give students the tools necessary for applying their imagination to image creation.

 

Winter 2011-August 2012                                                      Brigham Young University                                                                       Provo, Utah

Adjunct Professor

- Teacher for VAILL131 and VAANM131.  This is a course on structural and perceptual modes of figure drawing for freshmen preparing to enter the competitive BYU Illustration and Animation BFA programs.

 

Fall 2004-Winter 2008                                                          Brigham Young University                                                                      Provo, Utah

Adjunct Professor

- Fall 2004 – Winter 2008 Teacher for VA131.  This course in gesture figure drawing is specifically designed for those preparing to enter BYU's Animation BFA program.

- Winter 2005 -Winter 2006 Teacher for VAANM 350R. This course in gesture drawing applied more advanced skills toward a greater application of imagination.

 

Fellowships

 

2011 July                                                                                     Hudson River Fellowship                                                                 Hunter, New York

Studies done in the methods of the Hudson River Painters, while working in the Catskills. Attended as a senior fellow. . Includes creating drawings and paintings done on location and from life to use as reference sources to create original compositions in the studio.

 

2009 July                                                                                  Hudson River Fellowship                                                                 Hunter, New York

Studies done on the methods of the Hudson River Painters, while working in the Catskills. Includes creating drawings and paintings done on location and from life to use as reference sources to create original compositions in the studio.

 

Exhibitions

 

January 2014                                                                            Fotanian Open Studios                                                      Fo Tan, NT, Hong Kong

Open studio event as part of the Fotanian group. Over 2000 people walked through my studio space.

 

January 2013                                                                            Fotanian Open Studios                                                      Fo Tan, NT, Hong Kong

Open studio event as part of the Fotanian group. Over 2000 people walked through my studio space.

 

October 28, 2011 – December 27, 2011                           Springville Museum of Art                                                                 Springville, Utah

26th Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Exhibition – Award of Merit

 

June 2011 – July 2011                                                                        Medialia Gallery                                                                   New York, New York

First Impressions & Formative Experience – I included four landscape drawings

 

May 2010                                                                                 New York Academy of Art                                                         New York, New York

You Naughty Children: 2010 Graduate Show

 

Jan. 17 2008 - Feb. 7, 2008                                                            Gallery Russia                                                                       Scottsdale, Arizona

Painterly Impressions - 2- Person Show with Marci Oleskiewicz.  I exhibited 25 landscape paintings.

 

December 2007                                                                 Brigham Young University                                                                           Provo, Utah

San Francisco Sketchbook Tour Show

 

July 7-24 2007                                                                 Museum of Utah Art and History                                                   Salt Lake City, Utah

Days of '47 and Deseret Morning News The Landscape Art Show -Color of the Land

 

July 2007                                                                                        The Wendt Gallery                                                     Laguna Beach, California

Summer Salon

 

April-July 8, 2007                                                                   Springville Museum of Art                                                                Springville, Utah

Spring Salon Large 44x82 multi-figurative piece accepted into the show. “Risk”

 

February 2nd-21st, 2006                                                         The Wendt Gallery                                                      Laguna Beach, California

A Change in Landscape

 

August 4th-18th, 2005                                                             The Wendt Gallery                                                      Laguna Beach, California

Small Pictures Show

 

July 7th-20th, 2005                                                                    The Wendt Gallery                                                      Laguna Beach, California

Young Artists' Show

 

April 2004                                                                      Brigham Young University - Gallery 303                                                       Provo, Utah

BFA Senior Final Show

 

Publications

 

January 2008, issue 27, pg. 178                                            American Art Collector

Dual artist article previewing a show at Gallery Russian in Scottsdale, AZ

 

July 2004                                                                                                  Expose 2

Annual collection of peer judged digital art produced by CGTalk.com

 

July 2004                                                                                     d'Artiste: Digital Painting

Annual collection of peer judged digital art produced by CGTalk.com

 

July 2004                                                                                               Spectrum 11

Annual collection of peer judged fantasy and sci-fi illustration.

 

 

Commercial Art Experience   

 

Oct 2016-April 2017                                                                             Riot Games

Freelance concept illustrator for unannounced project.

 

March 2009 – 2010, 2012                                               Electronic Arts (Bountiful Studio)                                                          Bountiful, Utah

Freelance concept illustrator for Nerf 2 and Monopoly for the Wii.

 

June 2008-August 2008                                           Disney Interactive (Salt Lake Studio)                                               Salt Lake City, Utah

Concept artist for Toy Story 3 video game

 

December 2005- June 2008                                                                 8fish                                                                                Salt Lake City, Utah

Contract illustration, storyboarding, and primary project was the conceptualization and creation of a 200' by 17' mural as well as additional smaller ones for 8fish client Maverik, a regional gas store chain.

 

2004                                                                                          BYU Animation Program                                                                           Provo, Utah

Background artist for animated short Lion and the Mouse and teaching assistant for figure drawing

 

1999-2003                                                                   Center for Instructional Design (BYU)                                                               Provo, Utah

Illustration and Graphic Design for online university courses