Enriching the Arts

Featured Artist: Peter Deacon, MFA, RCA, ASA


Peter Deacon, The Prime Elements #677


Peter Deacon is a well-known Canadian artist and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.  His work is represented in dozens of major public and corporate collections and numerous private collections.  These include the Canada Council Art Bank; the Alberta Foundation for the Arts; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; the Glenbow Museum and the Nickle Museum in Calgary.

Peter is a Professor Emeritus of Art at the University of Calgary and has served as a faculty member in the Department of Art since 1975.  The recipient of many honors, including the prestigious Prix De Rome, he was also, in 2004, a recipient of the Alan Blizzard Award, presented in Ottawa for cross-disciplinary innovations in higher education.


Peter Deacon, The Prime Elements #683

Prior to this, he served as “Fellow in Fine Art” at the University of Nottingham in England. He  currently works as co-chair of the Committee responsible for the permanent Art Collection of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and is an active supporter of the new KOAC Arts Centre in Calgary.



Peter Deacon, The Prime Elements #673

Q & A with the ASA

ASA: Can you tell us about your influences?

Peter: My artwork is influenced by the geographical and metaphorical significance of the Continental Divide and the process of autobiographical “mapping” through the use of geometry and personal iconography.

ASA: What would do you consider your most successful body of work to date?

Peter: I always regards my most recent work as being my most successful.


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Crossroads Art Centre
#302 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
TREX Phone: (403) 262-4669

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