"Whether through images or words, my work is grounded in, and informed by, my love of the history of painting and language, often using that history as a point of embarkation. I believe that, either by drawing upon, or excavating and interrogating this heritage, new, and sometimes startling, connections and relationships can be discovered; content once hidden or stated in code can be transformed into unexpected and vital forms of communication, liberating the unspoken past to speak into the challenges of the present and beyond." - Peter M. Krask
PETER M. KRASK is an artist based in New York City who’s practice is concentrated in photography and writing.
Krask has studied at the International Center of Photography and is mentored by photographer Carol Dragon, with whom he collaborated on the exhibition “life . . . still.” His black and white project, Ars Longa was exhibited at Gallery Infinito in New York City. An except from his photo and text based work-in-progress, Modern Devotional, was shown at the Superfine Art Fair sponsored by ArtHouse NYC.
His non-fiction essay, The Question I Asked Him, opens the anthology The Man I Might Become and his memoir, The Way the Stars Come Home, was included in the anthology Wrestling with the Angel. He has written features and criticism for The Baltimore Sun, The City Paper, and The Boston Phoenix.
Krask is the librettist of the opera With Blood, With Ink, which received its acclaimed professional premiere at the Fort Worth Opera Festival, and has been twice featured on New York City Opera’s VOX festival, and produced by universities around the country; a recording is available on Albany Records. Other works include: The Language of Birds, commissioned by Sarasota Opera; Rendezvous of Light premiered in a production he also directed and designed; an adaptation of Calvino’s Invisible Cities; and From the Diary of Kaspar Hauser, The Child of Europe.
Peter M. Krask holds a Master’s Degree in Criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.