Peter von Tiesenhausen

Multidisciplinary artist Peter von Tiesenhausen has exhibited and lectured widely across Canada, in the United States and Europe. A recognized Canadian painter, sculptor and self described reluctant activist, Peter most recently garnered international attention for his 1996 “land as art” copyright claim, which prevented a gas pipeline from entering his property. He also spearheaded the construction of a straw bale, timber frame community centre “in the middle of nowhere” in an attempt to revitalize his region. Peter appears to make few, if any, delineations between his life and his artistic practice. His work also includes drawing, installation, social sculpture, performance and video.