Peter Martin Morales
Shows and publications:
2016 20th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Group show at Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2015 "Fabulista #1", Zine publication, 15 years del Grupo Soap del Corazón: D. Padilla and X. Tavera eds. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2014 Artifacts from the Island Verdeniana, Group show. The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin.
2013 Pequeños Misterios, Joint show with Savita Bettaglio. 2001 a Space, NE Minneapolis. Minnesota.
2013 MAQUETTE/SMALL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Group show at Casket Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2012 Pilot Car, Group event: visual arts writing and performance collaboration with Heid E. Erdrich et al. Banfill-Locke, Fridley, Minnesota
2012 Saints and Talismans, Solo exhibit at GLC Gallery, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2012 Saint Paul Art Crawl, Open studio at 708 Vandalia, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2012 Los Cuatro Ases. Franconia Sculpture park and Grupo Soap del Corazón: Exhibit with D. Padilla, A. Sierralta and X. Tavera at Casket Gallery Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2011 El Milagro. Grupo Soap del Corazón: 11th Anniversary Group Exhibit, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 Franconia 12 Years of Casting Sculpture. Exhibit at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater Minnesota
2003-2008 Arts Off Raymond. Yearly show of current work at Artist’s Studio. Saint Paul, Minnesota
2005 Light Dark House: Temporary installation of wood, tarp and plastic sheathing. 8’ x 8’ x 9.5’. In collaboration with David Wyrick. The Ice Shanty Project sponsored by NoName Productions and the Soap Factory. Medicine Lake, Plymouth, Minnesota.
Residencies, Fellowships and Workshops
2013-2015 Rural Arts Programs Hands on sculpture workshops with High School Art students at Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota
2014 City Art Collaboratory. Art-Science Program Fellow. Public Art Saint Paul. Minnesota
2013 Open Studio Fellow. Fabrication of EggSail Saga at Franconia Sculpture Park. FSP, Franconia, Minnesota
2012-2014 Visiting Artist. College of Saint Catherine. Saint Paul, Minnesota.
2011 Visiting Artist. Studio Arts Department, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2007-2013 Kids Make Sculpture. Assist young artists in the creation of sculptures. FSP, Franconia, Minnesota
2008 Thinking in Stone. FSP/MSAB Grant Recipient. Stone sculpture. Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota
2007 FSP/Jerome Fellowship. Large-scale stone sculpture carved on site, 2007. Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota
2006-2007 Residencies. International Academy LEAP.
2002 Residency/Art in the Park. Work with summer camp youth ages 8-18. Large scale figures. Polystyrene foam, dimensions variable. Sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul and the Salvation Army at Western Sculpture Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Large-Scale Outdoor Sculpture
2014-16 Work in Progress. Granite, cast iron, steel. (168” x 60” x 48”). Stone and steel guardian spirit.
2013 EggSail Saga. Stone, cast iron, steel, stucco. (206” x 144” x 72”) Boat for an adventurous, antennae'd egg.
2013 Pink Limestone Bench. Limestone and metal bench (36” x 24” 60”). The bench features a stylized tree of life for the Mother Baby Center that links Abbott and Children’s Hospitals in Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012 Light, Water, Grow, Disseminate. Glass, (30” X 30”). Four sets of four cast glass panels for outdoor fountains, Saint Paul College, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
2009 Water of the Doodem Spirits. Granite. 72” x 30” x 48”. Drinking fountain commissioned by the City of Minneapolis. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2008 Thought # 1/ Gabbro. 90” x 31” x 19”. Abstract Venus figure. Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia, Minnesota
2007 Here Together: Black & White Murals. Wood, glue and paint. Five murals: 100” x 14”, 100” x 14”, 50” x 14”, 198” x 8” and 80” x 3.5”. With J. Michell, and students at International Academy-LEAP. Commissioned by Saint Paul Public Schools and Public Art Saint Paul. IA-LEAP SPPS, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2007 Be Here Now. Granite. 52” x 84” x 48”. Memorial for fallen officer Shawn Silvera. Commissioned by the City of Lino Lakes. Lino Lakes, Minnesota
2007 Amble. Mankato Limestone. 64” x 30 x 24”. Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia, Minnesota.
2006 Paisley Perch. Mankato limestone. 52” x 102” x 20”. Commissioned by Minnesota Rocks! International Stone Carving Symposium, for the City of Saint Paul. Saint Paul, Minnesota
2006 Here Together: Dragon Mural. Foam, plaster and paint. Mural 300” x 36”. With students at International Academy-LEAP. Commissioned by Saint Paul Public Schools and Minnesota! Rocks! International Academy-LEAP SPPS, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2006 Cajibracán. Stromatolite. 60” x 36” x 48”. Commissioned by Minnesota Rocks! International Stone Carving Symposium, for the City of Saint Paul. Hamline Park. Saint Paul, Minnesota
2005 Place for three Friends. Granite boulder seating, 144” x 36” x 29”. With Landscape Architect R. Flanagan, seating for the Discovery Garden at Alpine Park. Ramsey, Minnesota
2004 Baptismal Font, Altar, Pulpit and Processional Cross. Bronze and granite, dimensions variable. Faith Lutheran Church. Becker, Minnesota
2004 Book Benches. Indiana limestone. Dimensions variable. 6 book shaped benches Commissioned by the City of Wayzata for the Wayzata Public Library for the Children’s Reading Garden. Wayzata, Minnesota
2001 Jaguar Throne. Kasota limestone. 28" x 84" x 36". Commissioned by Public Art Saint Paul for Western Sculpture Park. Saint Paul, Minnesota
2006 International Stone Carving Symposium. Participating sculptor. Minnesota Rocks! Saint Paul, Minnesota
2005-2006 MN Rocks! Planning committee for International Stone Carving Symposium.
2001 Stone Carving Symposium. Participating artist. Public Art Saint Paul at Western Sculpture Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2008-2015 Annual Franconia Sculpture Park Community Collaboration / Hot Metal Pour FSP, Franconia, Minnesota
2011- 2012 Standard Issue Metal Pour. Pilot Mound, Minnesota
2011- 2013 Mother’s Day Iron Pour, The College of Saint Catherine, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2011- 2015 Valentine’s Day Iron Pour. Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, Minnesota
2011+2016 Annual Minnesota Iron Pour. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota
2012 Residential Street Vitality Program (RSVP). Finalist. Saint Paul, Minnesota
2011 District del Sol Bus Bench/Bike Rack Project. Finalist, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2010 Saint Paul College Public Art Project. Finalist, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2006 East Lake Library Art Project. Finalist. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005 Central Avenue Public Art Project. Finalist. City of Minneapolis, Minnesota
2003 Lowertown Artway. Finalist. Public Art Saint Paul. Saint Paul, Minnesota
Related Work Experience
2006-2007 Stone Sculpture Instructor. Minnetonka Center for the Arts. Wayzata Minnesota.
1993-2007 Assistant Sculptor. For Phillip Rickey, Saint Paul based sculptor. Assistance in large public art projects, gallery pieces and large outdoor sculpture. Media: wood, metal and stone.
1992-2004 Assistant Sculptor. Myklebust-Sears. Assistant and project manager for large public art projects for Saint Paul based artists, Andrea Myklebust and Stan Sears. Various media including: stone, bronze and other metals, wood, glass, polystyrene, masonry, and terrazzo.
1993 M. A. Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics. University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992 Welding Certificate Dunwoody Institute. Welding program. Minneapolis, Minnesota
1986 B. A. Biology. Ripon College. Ripon, Wisconsin
Born and raised in Guatemala, Central America. Citizen of the United States. Bilingual in Spanish and English.