Peter Nelson is an artist from Sydney who works between drawing, sculpture, and digital media. His enduring interest is how various traditions of landscape painting record how we understand ourselves, and our relationship to the physical environment. In his artworks, Nelson combines fragments from other artworks to create new environments. Layering multiple histories on top of one another is the closest thing he can think of as a landscape for today.
Peter Nelson studied panting and drawing at UNSW Art & Design and graduated Honours, the University Medal for Fine Arts and a Masters by Research. He has been artist in residence at Red Gate Gallery (Beijing), Cite Internationale Des Arts (Paris), Taipei Artist Village (Taipei), Organhaus (Chongqing) and Serial Space (Sydney). He has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Taipei, Hong Kong and Chongqing. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the School of Creative Media, Hong Kong, specialising in the interaction between landscape art history and computer games.