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 painting and begin his Mexican craft practice. He has become an active member of the vibrant local 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, traditional Mexican crafts and architecture from a young age, which cast a frame of reference that has served him in defining his art.
In addition to being a practicing artist, Marin is also an active arts educator teaching courses in drawing, painting, murals, Mexican craft and history. He has been teaching for 9 years and has taught at Hunter College and the Sonoma Arts Center. He currently is a teaching artist at Pullen Arts and Artspace, in Raleigh, NC. 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, cultural arts, and programs on Dia de los Muertos, food, wine and abstraction. He is also an active advocate for the arts, and supports 501c3 organizations by volunteering, fundraising, donating and serving on their boards.