In 2017, Peter Schifrin was commissioned to create a bronze monument to legendary television producer, writer, free-speech political activist, Norman Lear; A life-size composition to be unveiled October 2018 in Boston, MA. He created two 22-foot bronze monuments, Confluence and Skyward at Post and Mason St. in San Francisco’s premier Union Square District both commissioned by the Academy of Art University. His work is highlighted in the hardcover monograph, Love and Fear: The Sculpture of Peter Schifrin, with an accompanying film on DVD.
Peter Schifrin is a professional sculptor who has created numerous large-scale public and private commissions in bronze including an 18-foot bronze, Full Sky, for an award-winning architecture firm in New York; a 17-foot bronze, Earth & Sky, for De Loach Vineyards, Sonoma; a 16-foot bronze and steel, Coyotes, in downtown San Jose; the 11-foot bronze and steel, Firefighter, in San Ramon, CA; a 9-foot bronze, Wounded Man, for the city of San Mateo’s Performing Arts Center; and Play Sky, a 12-foot bronze at a private residence in Sonoma.
Peter received his MFA in Sculpture from Boston University (1992) and his BA in Sculpture from San Jose State University (1982). He is represented by Sculpturesite Gallery. Peter collaborated with Petaluma artist David Duskin to create the Norman Lear Monument and a monumental scale work, J-Line, a “fabricated ribbon of steel, redefining a sculpture park” in upstate New York.
An Olympian himself – member of the 1984 US Olympic Team in Fencing with Épée – Peter showcased bronze works created during the 2012 Olympiad. His Wings series, shown with magnesium etchings, were in the traveling exhibit Silver-Lining Mother F*cker held at Varnish Fine Art in SF and the Art of the Olympians Museum & Gallery in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Peter has taught at numerous colleges and Universities, including UC Santa Barbara, Boston University, Montserrat College of Art, Columbia Junior College, and now the Academy of Art University, where he served as the Director of the School of Fine Art Sculpture. Peter Schifrin is a member of the International Sculpture Center and was voted into the National Sculpture Society as a Fellow. Peter Schifrin has been with his wife, Nicky, for over 26 years and have three inspirational children. He lives in Sonoma County, CA.
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