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Peter Dubeau

Peter Dubeau is an artist, arts administrator and curator living in Baltimore City. He received his BFA in General Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). For 15 years, he was Associate Dean of Open Studies at MICA. Prior to that position, he was Director of School 33 Art Center in Baltimore.


His artwork has been exhibited in the Baltimore/Washington area including group exhibitions at Maryland Art Place, Goucher College, The Park School, Carroll County Arts Council, Loyola College, Arlington Arts Center, and Stevenson University. Internationally, his work has been exhibited in Japan and Nepal. Solo exhibitions include Catonsville Community College and Notre Dame of Maryland University
in Baltimore. He has served as curator and juried numerous exhibitions in the Baltimore/Washington area, as well as participated on exhibition panels for Flashpoint Gallery in Washington DC, the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Maryland State Arts Council.



Maryland Institute College of Art
B.F.A. General Fine Arts 1983

Selected Exhibitions


School 33 Art Center 40th Anniversary Exhibition


Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, Online Gallery Representation


Juried Staff Exhibition MICA, Jurors Elissa Blant Moorhead and Lou Joseph



Juried Staff Exhibition MICA, Jurors Rene Trevino, Stewart Watson,
Jeremy Stern


NAMASTE – EMBRACING CULTURES, NEPAL AND AMERICAN  FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITION, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, Kathmandu Nepal, Curator Nancy Scheinman 


MICA Juried Staff Exhibition, group exhibition, MICA, Juror James Rieck


ARTWORKERS, group exhibition, Villa Julie College, Stevenson MD


OFF SHOOT, solo exhibition, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore 



QUIETUDE, group exhibition, Carroll County Arts Council


52nd ANNUAL KEISHO ART EXHIBITION, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art,  Nagoya, Japan


BREAKING GOUND, group exhibition, Park School, Baltimore 


VARIATIONS ON A THEME, Patrice Kehoe and Peter Dubeau, 2-person exhibition, Loyola College, Baltimore  Solo Exhibition, Catonsville Community College


PETER DUBEAU AND GINA PIERLEONI, Tuttle Gallery McDonough School,  Stevenson MD



1996-1997 CRITICS' RESIDENCY/CRITICS' PICKS, Maryland Art Place,  Baltimore, selected by critic Barry Schwabsky 


ARTSITES 96: HOUSE BOUND (For Henri), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington,VA, organized by the Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC, Curator: Lee Fleming, independent curator, arts commentator and critic


NEW WORK, A Group Exhibit at the Metropol Gallery, Baltimore

PETER DUBEAU/ MIA HALTON: NEW PAINTINGS, Towson University, Holtzman Gallery, Towson, MD 


NEW PAINTINGS: PETER DUBEAU, Vanguard Cafe, Baltimore


WORKS IN PROCESS: Creative Encounters By Artists, Therapists & Clients, The University of Maryland, College Park, Curators: Nancy Meyer,
Lenore Hoover 


CRYPTIC MESSAGES: Peter Dubeau and Madeline Irvine, The Mechanic  Theater Gallery, Baltimore

MARYLAND ON VIEW, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Curator:
Charlotte Cohen

GALLERY ARTISTS ' EXHIBITION, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore 



INAUGURAL EXHIBITION, Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore


MARYLAND BIENNIAL 1985, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Curator: Mark Rosenthal, then Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art


INSTRUCTIONS, School 33 Art Center




Florence Thorp Memorial Award, MICA


CityArts Grant, Baltimore


Honorable Mention, MARYLAND BIENNIAL,
Baltimore Museum of Art,  Awarded by Mark Rosenthal

Professional Experience

July 2003 – January 2019

Associate Dean

Open Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art

July 1997 – June 2003


School 33 Art Center, Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
(governing administrative organization since July 2002)

February 1988 – June 1997

Assistant Director

School 33 Art Center, Mayor's Advisory  Committee on Art and Culture (MACAC), Baltimore

Additional Experience

Co-Curator with Rene Trevino, 2014

35-33-35 - School 33 Art Center’s 35th  Anniversary Exhibit

Grant Review Panelist, 2017-2001

for Visual Art Organizations

Maryland State Arts Council

Curator, 2008


Maryland Art Place, July 29 – September 6

Curator, 2006


an exhibition featuring 27 artists for ArtSalute, in  conjunction with the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Citizens for the Arts 

Exhibition Panel Member, 2005-2008

Flashpoint Gallery, Washington, DC

Juror, 2004

Trawick Prize, Creative Partners Gallery, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment   District, Bethesda, MD

Curator, 2003

DECLARING SPACE: Recent Drawings by Baltimore Artists, 2003, at School 33 Art Center

Curator, 2002-2004

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Recipients Exhibitions

Juror, 2002

Maryland Federation of the Arts, Juried Exhibition Spring 2002 

Juror, 2001

Creative Alliance Annual Juried Exhibition, December 2001


Juror and Panel Member, 2001

Theatre Project Gallery, Baltimore  

Co-Curator, 1996

1999 COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITION: Arlington Arts Center/  School 33 Art Center, brochure essay with Kristen Hileman


Juror, 1996

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA, essay


Committee Member, 1996

Baltimore Arts Advocates, assisted with the coordination and implementation of the symposium, ARTS AS A MAGNET FOR BALTIMORE, held June 1999 at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Curator, 1997

ARTSITES 98: BODY AND SOUL at School 33 Art Center, organized by the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, brochure essay  

Juror, 1995

UMBC Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Lecturer, Docent Training, Baltimore Museum of Art

Juror, 1994

BAUhouse BEAMS Exhibition at the Howard County Center for the Arts

Juror, 1994

BAUhouse BEAMS Exhibition at the Howard County Center for the Arts

Film Advisory Panel Member, 1993

for Experimental Documentary category for the

Baltimore International Film Festival

Advisory Committee Member, 1987

Maryland Art Place Film Panel Member, School 33 Art Center

Artist Statement

My art is a harmony of forms. Most of my work includes natural, figurative, and architectural motifs as associations of beauty and memory. Ornate and decorative Eastern textiles are also sources. Whether boldly or obscurely, grid-like or lattice structures are also present and intertwine themselves with these elements.

Since Summer 2019, my recent body of work is based on gravesites located in the Père Lachaise and Montparnasse cemeteries in Paris. I am interested in the various styles and meaning of ornamentation adorning these graves and family mausoleums.

Over centuries, artisans created designs reflecting the interred’s religion, culture, and social status. Sculptural motifs symbolizing nature, religious affiliation and the supernatural are omnipresent. In addition, many graves are in disrepair and suffer from neglect, specifically where natural elements have become intrusive and have come to reclaim their space.

This new series represents both a synthesis and distillation of styles and symbolism extracted from these sculptural gravesites. Additionally, personal references and motifs are interjected, that refer to the passage of time, which for me reflects a strong bond to the past.

Bret McCabe, Visions of Excess”, City Paper, 8/20/08 

Mike Guiliano, MAP-ing Out How We Figure In”, Columbia Flyer, 8/14/08


Bret McCabe, “Day Jobs”, City Paper, 1/16/08 (exhibition review) 

Glenn McNatt, “Art Educators grace their works with touches of whimsy”, Baltimore Sun, 12/12/07 (exhibition review) 

Glen McNatt, "OFF SHOOT", Baltimore Sun, 9/16/07

Jordan Bartel, “Exhibition Uses Peaceful Images to Create Restful Experience,” Carroll County Times, 10/13/06  

Patrick Burns, “Simply Beautiful,”, 3/03/02 

Barry Schwabsky and Dorothy Valakos, “Critics' Residency/Critics' Picks” (two essays in printed catalog - editorial supplement to the Washington Review April/May 1997) 

Mike Guiliano, “Different Strokes,” April 9, 1997, City Paper  

John Dorsey, “Critic’s Picks’ Full of Skill, Wit, Beauty,” March 25,1997, Baltimore Sun 

F. Lennox Campello, “ArtSites 96,” Visions Magazine for the Arts 

Suzanne S. Summers, “House Bound,” ARTICULATE, Summer 1996  

Lee Fleming, “House Bound (For Henri)," Washington Review, June/July 1996


John Dorsey, “Springboard to Memory,” The Baltimore Sun, October 16, 1987  


Helen Glazer, “Memory and Mind's Eye,” Goucher College, October 1987    


Martha McWilliams, “Image/Identity: Self-Portraits of Maryland Artists,” MAP 1987

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