Peter Piek is a German painter, multi-instrumentalist, performance artist, philosopher and author who was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1981. He studied at Leipzig Academy of Fine Arts from 2002 to 2006 during which he founded an alternative art school with his peer Michael Goller that probably defined his artistic practice more than his formal education.
He lives in Leipzig but loves working on the road; therefore; he has been on very productive travels around the USA, China and Europe with dozens of exhibitions spreading to a variety of countries, and numerous concerts. He uses vivid colors and questions the relatedness of pictorial elements. He considers the creative process as a dialog with the medium either be it painting, music or writing.
Selected solo exhibitions include:Peter Piek, Keller III, Hannover, Germany (2022); Walking Zschopau, PPZK, Leipzig, Germany (2021); Hot Pot Piek, Kleine Galerie, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany (2020); i love you black / i love you white, Raum LinksRechts, Hamburg, Germany (2020); August der Starke, ato.black, Karlsruhe, Germany (2020); Kolorit, Kronenplatz, Karlsruhe, Germany (2020); Time Machine, Kunstraum Kiosk, Halle Saale, Germany (2020); Peter Piek, Hangzhou L'amour Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (2019); Peter Piek, ZQM, Berlin, Germany (2019); Peter Piek's cooking, Contemporay Art Shizzle, Wien, Austria (2018); One World One Painting, Matera, Italy (2018); Peter Piek in New York, Idio Gallery and The International Gallery, New York City, USA (2017); The Dark Side of the Bakery, Kulturbaeckerei, Innsbruck, Austria (2017); 24 Drumstick 6 Cymbals and one Tom, H27, Bern, Switzerland (2017); Peter Piek in Le Mans, Hang Art, Le Mans, France (2016); Peter Piek in Xiamen, Nothing Gallery, Xiamen, China (2015); Cluster Painting - Peter Piek in Reggio di Calabria, Cluster Club, Reggio di Calabria, Italy (2015); Peter Piek's Muur Schilderkunst, Kapitaal, Utrecht, Netherlands (2014); Barcelona Painting, Mutuo El Muro, Mutuo Centro de Arte, Barcelona, Spain (2013); Drawings, PPZK Bern, Bern, Switzherland (2012); Seattle Moment Of Creating, Space, Seattle, USA (2011); Peter Piek, Casa da dança, Porto, Portugal (2010); The Heerlen Paintings - Malaktion, Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen, Netherlands (2009); Farbe von Peter Piek, Konvex Galerie, Chemnitz, Germany (2008).
Selected group exhibitions include: 1 World 1 Painting, Österreicherischer Skulpturenpark, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Premstätten, Austria (2022); 12,2,1, Innenstadt lost Festival, Die Anstoß, Karlsruhe, Germany (2021); Aperitif, Weinhold Art, Chemnitz, Germany (2021); ART OFF, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany (2020); Was heist Morgen, Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe, , Germany (2020); Territoire, Territoire #4 festival for performance art, Nancy, France (2019); Peter Piek's Let Love Begin at Free Coffee Free Parking Freedom, RAM Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai, China (2019); Tree Talk, Green Art, Tulln an der Donau, Austria (2018); Coalescence, Gallery Bypass at Spaulding Court, Detroit, USA (2017); ECCE HOMO? ECCE HOMO!, Alexander Ochs Private, Berlin, Germany (2016); Mini Sommer, PPZK, Leipzig, Germany (2015); C-Moll C-Dur, Galerie Hinten, Chemnitz, Germany (2014); Random Musings, Youme House, Brooklyn, New York, USA (2013); Collagen, Gepard 14, Bern, Switzerland (2012); black sheep, Black Door Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); Arbeiten auf Papier, PPZK Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (2010);
Selected awards include: Youth Art Biennale (2000, 2002, 2004).