Peter Lupkin

b. 1986, Scottsdale, AZ

At the age of 14 Peter Lupkin began working at his father’s stained glass studio. It was through this apprenticeship that he was exposed to the use of traditional symbolism as method of communicating a larger narrative. Peter draws from everyday life, history and literature to create scenes that are at the same time realistic and fantastical. He often uses pre-existing stories when he is developing an image. He will then take these narratives and expose a less studied side of them, or try to bring them into a contemporary context. Ultimately Lupkin’s goal is to use modern imagery in conjunction with traditional techniques and connect them with contemporary society. Peter lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. His painting studio is situated above his family’s stained glass studio where he continues to work alongside two of his brothers William and Ben whose close proximity make them ideal models.