Artist working in Boyd School Studios

About Peter

Peter Grziwotz is an artist who lives and works in Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne (1986), and a Master of Fine Art ( Research)  degree from the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne (2004). 

In one way or another, his work is Self-Portraiture.  Some works are discrete drawings in charcoal, ink and pencil, while others contain various drawings, photocopied books, paintings and sculptures that are stacked on shelves.

He has held several solo exhibitions in Melbourne and exhibited in various group shows in Melbourne and Sydney including, I Walk The Line: New Australian Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2009). He has been in prize shows such as the Dobell Drawing Prize, Rick Amour Drawing Prize, National Works on Paper, and The Paul Guest Prize.  His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, KPMG Corporate Collection, and private collections.

How do I use my space?

I walk up the steps and take a long hard look down the empty corridor. It’s like being trapped on a decrepit Russian space station orbiting the planet Solaris. Things have stalled because the skeleton crew have fallen into separate emotional crises. The psychologist just strolls past rooms full of old office furniture and listens to the concrete truck idling away below the window. No one knows if the possums that used to fight and piss in the ceiling are really gone. What’s that yellow gunk on my mirror?