Peter Marin was born and raised in Mexico City. He has lived in New York City, Madrid, San Francisco and Oakland. Marin has been painting abstraction for 25 years, and exhibits both nationally and internationally in Mexico, Spain, California, New York and North Carolina. He recently moved to Raleigh to continue his painting practice, and since, has become an active member of the vibrant Raleigh/Durham arts community.
He received a BA from UC Berkeley where he studied with Richard Shaw, Katherine Sherwood and Drew Beattie. Subsequently he earned an MFA from Hunter College while studying with Robert Swain, Sandford Wurmfeld, Joel Carreiro and Gabrielle Evertz. As the son of an architect, Marin has been deeply influenced by the architectural process. His father, Guillermo Marin introduced him to painting from a young age, which cast a frame of reference that has served him in defining his art.
In addition to being a painter, Marin is also an active arts educator. He has been teaching for 8 years and has taught at Hunter College and the Sonoma Community Arts Center. He currently is a teaching artist at Pullen Arts and Artspace, in Raleigh, NC, where he teaches courses in drawing, painting, color theory, murals, craft and art history. His teaching philosophy corresponds to the tradition of student centered-pedagogy in which formal instruction creates crucial personal and experiential learning opportunities
As an independent artist, he has forged a professional path shaped by curating and producing independent exhibitions, expositions in public spaces, non-profit programming, cultural arts, and programs on abstraction. He is also an active advocate for the arts, and supports 501c3 organizations by serving on boards, volunteering, fundraising and donating.
Localy, his work has become part of the collections of SAS and Biotech.
Some organizations he has served include:
Latin American Cultural Center of Queens
Mexican Consulate, Raleigh, NC
Monterrey Park Boys and Girls Club
CIty of Raleigh, Parks and Rec
Sonoma Community Center
Queens Council on the Arts
Queens Botanical Gardens
Park Avenue Christian
El Pueblo, Inc.
Marin sells artwork as commissions and through exhibitions.
He curates and is available to consult or produce exhibitions.