Peter Max Lawrence

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Peter Max Lawrence
Pml milk hs 2007.jpg
Lawrence's headshot for MILK'
by Whitler Pratphall 2007
Born (1977-03-19) March 19, 1977 (age 41)
OccupationArtist, actor, film director

Peter Max Lawrence (born March 19, 1977 in Topeka, Kansas) is a contemporary media artist working in painting, video installation, sculpture, photography and drawing.[1][2][3] He is the creator and curator for THE ONE and LID OFF FILM FESTIVAL [Lucas, KS] He currently resides in Athens, Greece.[1][2][4]


As an artist, Lawrence has shown his work at such venues as New Works Gallery, the River Market Brewery and the Lotus Gallery. One of his early gallery showings of his art was at the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library in February 2001.[5] It was followed later in 2001 by a showing in Montreal.[5] Lawrence has had exhibitions in galleries throughout the United States and Canada.[2] He received the CAAC fellowship in 1999 and the Garber Grant in 2001.[2] His work has been featured in publications such as Hoard magazine.[2][6] His works also appear on the covers of two novels: The Bends (ISBN 0-595-37957-5 Published February 2006) and Shadow's Bliss (ISBN 0-595-38528-1 Published April 2006), by British underground novelist Darren Smith.[7] His discography includes such music as Banana Blues, On Your Own Time, Queer from Kansas, and The Media.[8] His list of publications include Paint it Loud (Fall 2002)[5] and The Gods Are Alive And Well (Spring 2003).[3] According to his website, Lawrence directed and starred in his first feature-length film, Something to Trade (2008) which was based on his critically acclaimed short Queer in Kansas (2007).[9] His other films include de Young (2007 documentary),[10] Glitter (2005), Negative Space/Jane Sommerhauser (2006), Queer in Kansas (2007), and Poor Pandora (Spring 2008).[11] His video performances include Diary of a Toothpick (1997), This is my truck (1998), Macramé Matinee (2000), and MOI (2000)[2][11] Lawrence has also directed such music videos as Krystle Warren's,[12] I've Seen Days[13] and On that First Day of Autumn.[14]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved May 7, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Peter Max Lawrence biography". The American Center for Artists. Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Jialin Luh (December 20, 2005). "Artists Melding with Patrons". Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  4. ^ "Peter Max Lawrence bio". Archived from the original on November 1, 2008. Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c Walker, Steve (February 8, 2001). "Paint It Loud". Archived from the original on September 25, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  6. ^ "Hoard Magazine video interview of Peter Max Lawrence". Archived from the original on May 12, 2008. Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  7. ^, in Darren Smith mini bio, Retrieved 10-29-2008
  8. ^ "Peter Max Lawrence discography". Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  9. ^ Sister Dana Van Iquity (November 16, 2006). "The Gods Are Alive And Well at Magnet". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  10. ^ "Truly CA": de Young synopsis". Retrieved October 29, 2008.
  11. ^ a b, artist profile of Peter Max Lawrence, Retrieved 10-29-2008
  12. ^ [1][dead link]
  13. ^ "I've Seen Days" (video). YouTube. October 29, 2008.
  14. ^ Ford, Nancy; Dieckman, Eric A.T. "Review: Krystal Warren & The Faculty: Diary". Retrieved October 29, 2008.[permanent dead link]

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