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Auckland, New Zealand
DoneThu, May 31, 2018 6:30 AM GMT

The Peter James Smith Collection

Artist and academic Peter James Smith is perhaps most well-known to the New Zealand audience as a practicing artist with over 70 solo shows over a forty year exhibiting career. Since the early 1970s he has also pursued an academic career in the field of mathematics and statistics which includes a Masters Degree from Rutgers University in the United States and a PhD from the University of Western Australia. From 2002 to 2009 he was Professor of Mathematics & Art and Head of the School of Creative Media at RMIT University in Melbourne. In between all of these diverse achievements Peter has also been a regular contributor of catalogue essays to ART+OBJECT and auction houses in Australia. His depth of knowledge and passion for contemporary art comes from his role as a practitioner, writer and thinker. Peter?s art collection, which A+O is proud to offer, reflects his creative and intellectual interests. His approach is both deeply researched and also intuitive, as can be imagined from someone so immersed in the art scene.