Peter Tucker

Art and Experiments in Life

Rencontres Internationales

Entry information for Rencontres Internationales, November 2014:



QR Tattoo is a temporary tattoo (if accepted, I can send up to 400 temporary tattoos and a display stand).

Nicolas Bourriaud in his book Relational Aesthetics states, “the role of artworks is no longer to form imaginary and utopian realities, but to actually be ways of living and models of action within the existing real”.  I believe that art can expand a viewer’s awareness of beauty and creativity and that this shifted awareness can empower individuals to think and act creatively within their lives and communities.  QR Tattoo asks the viewer to fully engage with the piece.  By taking a tattoo, applying it, scanning it, and ideally, participating with the corresponding video, participants are asked to join in the creation of the work.

By sharing a playful attitude of exploration and questioning, I hope to provide reminders of the beauty around us, the wonderful quirkiness of our world, and to create for the viewer a moment, however brief, to pause, wonder, question and participate.

The QR code, when scanned, goes to this web address:

Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes from Peter Tucker on Vimeo.


Peter Tucker teaches in the Visual Arts and New Media department at the State University of New York at Fredonia.  He has a BA in Psychology from Oklahoma State University, a BFA from the University of Texas and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art.  Peter has exhibited nationally and internationally and has work in the permanent collections of the Blanton Museum of Art and the U.S. Library of Congress.  His work, often based in Social Practice, is community based.  He is interested in facilitating creative thought and action by artists and non-artists alike.

Exhibition & Performance List:


Digital Magic, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY
Wide Open 5, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
FIGMENT, Governors Island, New York, NY
Le Salon Des Refusés Du Péché, Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Pinnacle, Foster Tanner Art Gallery, Tallahassee, FL (Catalogue)
We are Make – The Cube, Sláturhúsið Culture Center, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
Humor Me!, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD
FIGMENT, Governors Island, New York, NY
2013 Juried Art Competition, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR
Foundations in Art Theory & Education 2013 Juried Member’s Exhibition, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
Visual Arts & New Media Faculty Exhibition, Marion Art Gallery, Fredonia, NY
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

This I Find Beautiful, Fredonia Pro Hardware, Fredonia, NY
The Art of Instagram, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Robin and Zack, Wedding Performance, Cherry Creek, NY
Jennell and Kal, Wedding Performance, Chautauqua, NY

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sight Lines, Octagon Gallery, Westfield, NY
Artists & Models: Rapture/Rupture, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Then and Again, Marion Art Gallery, Fredonia, NY

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Ordination Station, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Old Goat/Spring Chicken, Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY

Infinite Spaces, Collaboration with St. Edward’s University Orchestra, Austin, TX
Utopia, Pump Project Art Space, Austin, TX
Salon, Fall Faculty Exhibition, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
Photocommunications Faculty Show, St. Edward’s University Fine Arts Gallery,
Legacy, Parts & Labour, Austin, TX

Works 11/07:  Interaction as Play, Salvage Vanguard Gallery, Austin, TX
Spectacle, Parts & Labour, Austin, TX
Faculty Salon Exhibition, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
SOL-Art, Austin, TX

At Play
, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX
Word!, Rudolph Projects & Artscan Gallery at Vine Street Studios, Houston, TX
What I Like About Texas, Polvo, Chicago, IL
Faculty Salon Exhibition, Creative Research Lab, Austin, TX

Blue November Micro Film Festival, Tulsa, OK
EdgeWorks Film Festival, Corpus Christi, TX
RENGA: Regeneration, Collaborative Public Art Installation, Austin, TX
Cracks in the Pavement, Austin, TX
Resuscitate Resistance, Cinematexas, Austin, TX
Tucker, Peter, Closet Space Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Sprout, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
New American Talent, Arthouse, Austin, TX  (Catalogue)
Parallax View, Cinematexas, Austin, TX
The Independence Show, The Young Republic, Dramos Studios, Houston, TX
North Cottage Salon, Austin, TX

Toposaurus, Public Art Installation with Ruth Stanford, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA
Erotica, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX
Aspect Premiere, Art Interactive, Cambridge, MA
Cyber Lounge, the Gallery at Green Street, Boston, MA
Altered Time, Altered Space, Boston Cyberarts, Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art
Thesis Exhibition, Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art (Catalogue)

Massaging Media, Art Technology Experience Conference, Boston, MA
Witness and Response:  September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of CongressLibrary of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Reactions, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA        Haystack Mountain School of Craft Annual Exhibition, Massachusetts College of Art
Midway, Huntington Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art
Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY

Society of North American Goldsmiths National Student Juried Exhibition, 1000 West Broad Gallery,Richmond, VA
Mas! Mas! Mas! Por Que? PorQue? Por Que?  Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

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